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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #87)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:38 PM

88. "Weapons of war do not belong in the hands of private citizens, period."

 

That statement flies directly in the face of the history, text, spirit and letter of the Second Amendment. If you want that to be the law of the land, you need to amend the Constitution. Yes, it's hard to do, but its even harder if you complain instead of work.

Another thing you miss is that handguns and knives are "weapons of war." SEALS, Marines, Rangers and the like carry and use both in combat. If you think changing the Constitution to ban so-called assault weapons is hard, try banning knives and handguns.

On any given day a heretofore reasonable, rational human can snap. There is no way to prevent that, or to know who will.

The scholarship I've read says this is simply false. In fact, I just heard an expert on mass shootings say that NONE of the recent US mass shooters he studied "just snapped." They all planned, they all telegraphed their intentions to associates.

AFAIK, only drugs or a blow to the head that causes brain damage can make "a heretofore reasonable, rational human" suddenly and irrationally violent.

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