reply to post by Douggie
If you've collected some guns I assume a reasonable amount of time has passed since you were a naive child and are now an adult or at least close to
being an adult. When the hell has banning anything ever made the problem less of a problem? Drugs? Prostitution? How exactly does making it harder,
even impossible, for the average guy to get a gun for fun, sport or whatever reduce in any way the number of assclowns in the world that would shoot a
kid for a pair of sneakers?
Then there's the "assault weapon" garbage. Ghetto trash idiots arent running around with AR-15's. They using crappy 4th, 5th, 6th hand pistols
that have been stolen or lose years ago. Probably lost by or stolen from a sleeping cop or fed. The FBIs crime stats show all rifles to be involved in
less than 3% of all homicides. Which means that the scary "assault" types are involved in even fewer. That 3% number trails handguns which amount to
some 15% which trail bare hands and feet which amount to over 30%.
Have you read the text of the AWB? Tell me how keeping a bayonet lug or barrel shroud off the market makes me safer? Drive by bayonettings much?
It's knee-jerk ignorance that makes one look at "ban assault weapons" and jump up and down for joy.
If you search ATS you'll find thread after thread of this argument. Not that it will do any good. It usually doesnt. Fear and ignorance have a way of
winning against logic and reason that still amazes me after all my years on this earth. Couple that with Obamas blind "messiah" support and reason
doesnt have a chance.