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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:02 PM

12. The sad part is talk of "bans" has caused firearms of all types to fly off gun store shelves. ...

Gun owners are also stocking up on ammo.

Many of these buyers have little reason to own another firearm or even their first firearm. Some have little knowledge on how to safely handle a firearm and will not spend the money and time to take a gun safety course. Many new owners will not secure their weapons properly and consequently they may be stolen or lead to a family tragedy.

New legislation may help some but it is possible that that it will not even offset the problems created by the current skyrocketing sales of these weapons.

The political reality is that there is little chance of another assault weapons ban passing and even if it does it will most likely be another useless "feel good" law. It is more possible that the manufacture of magazines for civilian sale that hold over 10 rounds will pass but it will accomplish little as millions and millions of hi-cap magazines currently exist.

Most likely is that in the end we will see an NICS background check required for the sale of all weapons and this will be positive. The NICS background check system will likely be improved to more quickly update the names of those who are convicted violent criminals or have been legally adjudged as having severe mental issues.

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