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Response to patrice (Reply #90)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:55 PM

96. The problem is then..

How will we rid ourselves of these assault weapons?

Mass murderers are going to figure out whatever means possible to kill. Solving that issue goes far beyond gun control: it's really because our society is simply fucked for more reasons I can describe. The msnbc glorified documentary of Timothy McVeigh today is one such example.

East Access to weaponry is certainly an issue for suicide and crimes of passion. No doubt these instances would drop if we enacted tighter gun laws, but most of these are committed with non assault weapons anyways.

The vast majority of remaining instances arise out of unlawful activity to begin with, so I'm pretty sure tighter gun laws will have no affect there.

So perhaps there would be a slight decrease of gun related deaths with an assault style weapon ban.. But honestly I don't think it will make a big difference. Our society is collectively mentally ill, and I'm afraid things are just going to get more horrific. Thanks technology and 24hr news.

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