Inquiring minds want to know. In this household, which is just me, the chick and mother whom we keep in the attic with the lights turned out, not a fck will be given if machine guns designed to spray bullets at blur speed like a firehose are taken from the hands of Joe Murrica
If you can't "defend your homestead" or shoot cats off fences with a 9 round clip then brotha, learn 2 aim or GTFO.
Machine guns are already outlawed. The school shooter used handguns only. Dont get into too big a hurry letting Obama take your freedoms- hes got plans to do that anyway
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Yes I would. I have the right to own an assault rifle, which is already a dumbed down version of a machine gun (less ammo, not fully auto, etc). Banning them using the ct shooting is absurd since an assault weapons ban would do absolutely nothing to lower the gun violence numbers of this country. By far, the number of gun crimes committed are through hand guns, specifically illegal handguns. Banning assault weapons is just something to do because its easy and would I've the appearance of doing something. Even though the number of 'other guns" incidents in this country is less than the number of knife-related incidents and this jner includes shotguns and hunting rifles, which means the assault rifles are even less of an issue.
that being said, I am for closing the gun show loophole...
... But only if setting is done about illegal handguns.
The Bushmaster has been banned for hunting deer .. because it's not powerful enough and the wounded animal could suffer. It's basically a glorified semi-automatic pistol. But because it looks scary and contains the scary word "assault," idiot, uneducated gun grabbers lose their fucking minds.
You can buy machine guns, fully automatic weapons, with a $250.00 tax stamp and background check. Doubt that will change. Semi automatic is what is common and available and does not need a tax stamp.
Last time they did the Assault Weapons Ban it was a joke. You could still buy all that shit, it was just more expensive. Manufacturers just changed the configuration of the guns so they complied with the law, same weapons, just missing a pistol grip, or a collapsible stock etc.
300,000,000 guns in this country. All the 30 round rifle mags have flown off the gun store shelves in the past few days. That Asian fuck that killed 30 used handguns.
Honestly I think Pandora got out of the box on this issue a long time ago. Unless you are ready for the cops to make door to door warrantless searches for guns and magazines?
The Pandora thing is huge.
Unless, like you say, we want to submit to door-to-door checks by the authorities, searching everywhere in our homes, discovering who-knows-what in the process (how many drug arrests would there be in such a situation? If it's ATF, I know guys who would have trouble explaining their distillery equipment), will we get rid of the guns or even just high capacity magazines, etc.
Unless we want to REALLY trample on privacy rights, what is REALLY going to change? And even then, there are lots of folks who have encased, or are at least prepared to encase, any potentially illegal firearms in plastic and then PVC and bury them somewhere.
The gun-control angle is window-dressing but, as Americans have shown before, they will be convinced that all is well because "something just had to be done."
Whether it is effective or not or encroaches on civil-liberties or not.