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Response to Jason1961 (Reply #65)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 06:26 PM

72. You'd be happier if rifles with straight stocks had been used instead? Or handguns?

The 2011 mass shooting at Utøya, Norway, is the worst on record (77 total killed, of whom 69 were shot); the shooter used a Ruger Mini-14, another small-caliber non-automatic that wouldn't be affected by any ban on rifles with protruding handgrips, aka "assault weapons".



http://www.ruger.com/products/mini14RanchRifle/specSheets/5802.html

The fact is, rifle stock shape is absolutely irrelevant to lethality, a fact that seems to escape those who are obsessed with outlawing the least misused guns if the stock is too modern-looking.

And no, we'll keep them, thanks. You'd have an easier time outlawing hunting, since considerably fewer voters hunt than own "assault weapons".

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