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Opinion: Proposed AWB bans ALL guns with a grip

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by radiotom, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. beatledog7

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    Probably is political trickery. Gives senators a way to look pro-2A then later become "reasonable." Problem is, in politics there is no reasoning going on beyond politicians reasoning out how they can retain and grow their power over the citizenry.
     
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    I don't think the 10-round limits is gonna fly. I personally see that as being more controversial than any other part of the AWB. Just about everyone who owns so called "assault weapons" own such magazines, plus the majority of handgunners do too. You're looking at a law that affects a significant chunk of gun owners.

    I've already seen video where the chairman of the Senate committee discussing the issue already stated that under the SCOTUS Heller decision, a limit on 10-rounds was "clearly unconstitutional" because magazines of up to 19 rounds were in common use for handguns.
     
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    Remember to write your representatives! Keep your voices heard.

    No compromise. The infringement of our freedoms ends here.
     
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    I guess sten guns are in the clear.
     
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    Look.
    The whole point of this is NOT to ban guns. That would cost too much in the political arena.
    No, the point is to paint their political opponents as supporters of soulless would-be felons that hate children.
    If you haven't noticed, the politicians that are leading this charge are the usual New York/California types that wouldn't be hurt even if this set of laws were passed.
    This law isn't supposed to pass, it's supposed to distract and discredit the Conservatives.
     
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    It's the gun culture they're after, not necessarily conservatives (although the correlation is substantial, of course)--first demonize guns, then demonize and marginalize those who support the right to keep and bear arms. I thought the PC crowd was supposed to be dead-set against bigotry, but that's what we're talking about here--making guns politically INcorrect serves to taint gun rights advocates, and effectively sanctions bigotry against us. Maybe that's the angle we should take, that anti-gunners are closed-minded and are prejudiced against guns and those who lawfully use them to protect themselves and their precious children.
     
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