Re: 15 yr old student that performed at Obama's inauguration shot dead in city with strictest gun laws!
posted at 1/30/2013 4:36 PM EST
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
"MIlitary armor ban does what to stop gun violance? How many gun crimes involve military armor?"
The theatre shooter suited up. Even if someone had a gun they couldn't have stopped him without getting extremely lucky in the dark.
Bank robbers are known to use armor if they plan to or are willing to get in a shootout.
There is no real reason a civilian needs it.
"assault weapons gun deaths are a small fraction of gun violence."
That does not strike me as a reason to not ban them. If that small fraction disappears, why not? The fact that a proposal does not entirely solve a problem is not a reason to reject the proposal. Otherwise we shouldn't do anything about any problem.
Assault weapons are designed to put a lot of lead out on the field in a short amount of time. They are cumbersome and hence ineffective in the vast majority of rapidly evolving self-defense situations.
There is no civilian need for them.
"high capacity magazines"
"There should be no bans unless it is determined that it will have a realistic chance of reducing overall gun violence not a knee jerk reaction."
They do have a realistic chance of reducing various parts of gun violence. Calling it a "knee jerk" reaction doesn't make it a knee jerk reaciton. It just means you've decided in advance not to think about it.
assault weapons like the AR-15 puts one relatively small round in the air at a time and less than say a glock 40 or many other handguns and certainly rifles.
Fully automatic weapons do put alot of lead in the field but, have been outlawed for decades!
Theh=theater shooter and the guys that robbed the bank in armor in LA a couple decades ago ok. Still makes no sense to outlaw it for all law abiding citizens who may be enthusiasts or collectors. Just saying "civilians have no use for them" doesnt mean they should be outlawed.
The fatcthat they are a small fraction of violence is a very good reason not to outlaw them to everyone!
Your reasoning sounds like kneejerk reaction and not well thought out or realistic towards the stated goal.