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Response to Eko (Reply #62)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 07:01 PM

66. A decent amount have

Check out the list at the top of the Group; it has the 25 most deadly in it from a Mother Jones list, and also links to the MoJo list directly which goes back about 50 years.

Virginia Tech was done with two pistols, Columbine was done with two shotguns, a pistol-caliber rifle, and an "assault weapon" pistol. I believe most of the deaths from the Aurora movie-theater shooting was done with a shotgun and pistol.

There's more in the list.

Here's the thing about your reply, though... you seem to be waiting for some mass conversion by people that own AR-15-type rifles, some enlightenment that will cause them saw their guns in half and set them on fire. It's not going to happen.

From the "The Trace" article you linked:

Some states that have imposed their own assault weapon bans have also experienced widespread noncompliance. Only approximately 45,000 of an estimated 1 million weapons were registered in New York during the first 18 months its law was in effect. In California, 18 months after legislators expanded its criteria for assault weapons registration in 2016, only about 160,000 of an estimated 1.5 million weapons in the state covered by the law were registered. The state bans have been further undermined by gunmakers who make weapons that comply with the letter of the law, but are functionally similar to the restricted weapons.


People who own something don't like being blamed and punished for stuff they didn't do. And note in that quote that California expanded its definition of assault weapon. Because it's an arbitrary and emotional definition, it can and is being stretched very broadly.

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