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Response to Deep13 (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 09:31 PM

8. I support universal background checks but ...

it appears that the gun control advocates wish to couple this with a registration of the firearms sold beyond the current requirements that a gun store owner complies with. Once again the gun control advocates are overreaching and poisoning the water for effective legislation to pass as most gun owners do not support gun registration.

I personally feel that magazine limitations are a "feel good" law. Magazines can be swapped very quickly with just a little practice and gun massacres have occurred without the use of high cap magazines. Millions and millions of magazines with a capacity of over 10 rounds are in civilian hands today and are not date stamped or serial numbered so there is no way to prove when they were bought. The last AWB "banned" high cap magazines but they were always readily available if they had been manufactured before a certain cut off date. They were merely more expensive. Most of the regular shooters that I knew had several magazines with a capacity of over 10 rounds during the last AWB.

Of course the new AWB might be written to require that all high cap magazines be turned in or destroyed. The law would never pass in the Senate, let alone the House. Such a law can pass in some states and perhaps that's the most that can be achieved.

I feel that the state by state approach is the most effective tactic for strong gun control advocates to use for both universal background checks and magazine limitations.

What may pass in New York State or Connecticut may never pass in Florida or Texas.

(In passing I should point out that I do not own any assault style rifles or any magazines that have over a 10 round capacity. However if I wish to own one in the future, I would like to be able to purchase it. In fact if the prices of an AR-15 style rifle drops back to a reasonable level, I might break down and buy one.)

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