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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 10:11 AM

6. That all sounds reasonable but it's all about the hardware, not about gun violence.

This approach is no different than the assault weapon ban.

Why not look at the issue of violence, define categories that you believe can be managed with legislation and then craft that legislation?

Suicide

Children & safety

Gang related

Or perhaps look into the prohibited persons list and see if legislation can be crafted to select them out by category.

I think further discussion of gun control is pointless, it isn't the hardware, its the wetware using it. Control who has the hardware.

One trap people fall into is "that wouldn't have stopped (fill in the blank)!". Speed limits don't stop all speeders and stop signs don't stop all cars but the commute to work would be a lot more adventurous without them. No law is 100% effective but people in general follow the law, hense the off repeated phrase " law abiding citizen".

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