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Response to samsingh (Reply #133)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:32 AM

151. Some answers:

smaller gun magazines Accomplishes nothing. The VT killer and the Luby's killer used standard magazines, as did many other killers. They reloaded in about one second. With practice a reload can be done in about 1/2 second. High capacity magazine have a tendency to jam, as did the Batman killer's 100 round magazine, and as did Lougner's mag. The demand for smaller magazine is merely and emotional demand by people who know little about how guns actually work.

flags on when someone purchases large volumes of ammunition or firearms That would accomplish nothing. Please show me case in which a mass killer used over 100 rounds of ammo. A purchase of several guns at once is not a big deal either.

giving law enforcement the power to investigate and be empowered to deal with troubled individuals (like the movie shooter) Sounds like you want a Department of Pre-crime. Until someone actually breaks a law they are INNOCENT, even if they are doing thing that you don't like.

rules for where guns are stored in a home My home and I will store them where I want to and in what condition I want to. We have already seen DC require that guns be stored disassembled and not be assembled, even if they were needed for self-defense. We already know the direction and distance that gun-prohibitions will attempt to travel because we have seen it.

get rid of 'stand your ground' laws. Self-defence is a right, but must be proven that reasonable force was used You are ill-informed of SYG laws. In a self-defense shooting the shooter must still prove that the use of deadly force was reasonable. All SYG does is remove a "duty to retreat".

time limited permits If you are talking about a CC or OC permit, they are already time-limited. If you are talking about a permit to own then I oppose those completely. Owning a gun is a right.

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