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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #49)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:43 PM

51. I also fear that, though obviously not as much as you do.

 

And I think there are ways to make that much more unlikely. Constitutional ways.

The bad news is that many mass murderers are VERY intelligent and VERY determined and VERY disciplined. They sometimes take years to plan their attacks.

That doesn't mean that we shouldn't try to stop them, but I don't think banning semi-automatic rifles with 30 round magazines--or even making all guns disappear--would stop that type of person.

I think a special license for "assault weapons" could be Constitutional. Also special storage requirements and laws for preventing access to the mentally unfit.

I find it troubling that this woman, who was reportedly trying to have her son committed, didn't think to remove the guns from her home. Guns and people who should be committed don't mix, and if she thought that of her son, she should have stored her guns elsewhere.

I favor a law to make that mandatory.

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