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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:10 AM

12. i have to agree

In a sane world you should not have a 30 round Bushmaster or a 400 hp Dodge Charger. Neither are necessarily dangerous in most individual's hands, but both carry additional risk that society has to bare if they are misused. (Same reasoning for real tight licensing restrictions on someone hauling a tanker car full of gasoline).

A tricked out .223 Bushmaster with a 100 round magazine and slide fire sets you back about $1,500.

A 400 hp Dodge Charger costs $35K

What other things are low expense, low complexity, and high lethality

Bombs take time to make - you can't get loaded up to kill in an afternoon or with one theft
Stealing a bulldozer or a tanker car full of gasoline can yield high lethality

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