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Response to mark67 (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 01:32 PM

14. Isn't that a solution looking for a problem?

 

The number of crimes committed with ALL rifles, not just scary black "military-style" rifles, is tiny, both as a absolute number compared to our population and as a percentage of all gun crime, no less by people who legally possessed such firearms.

Assault weapon bans and similar laws to restrict ownership or simply make it more expensive and burdensome like your training, registration and tracking requirements, have absolutely nothing to do with fighting crime or improving safety, rather they are about changing "gun culture." The politicians supporting such bans are the same people supporting handgun bans and every other anti-gun suggestion they can find, including people like Obama and Clinton who support "Australian-style" gun laws, i.e., confiscation.

Assault weapon bans are an incrementalist approach to draconian gun restrictions akin to how pro-life supporters try to pass abortion "safety" regulations like doctor admitting privileges, hospital-like clinic requirements and zoning restrictions, and waiting periods. These battles are decades old, and no one is fooled.

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