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Response to misterhighwasted (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 09:56 AM

27. Having grown up in a very peaceful "gun culture,"

I guess I disagree. I do think that some weapons--many weapons, in fact--should be outlawed, but you get into all kinds of crazy definitional problems there. I don't like large-caliber autoloading handguns (e.g. Glocks) or any of the M-16-inspired "assault rifles." I also see no justification for large-magazine sawed-off shotguns. The problem is in defining these things in such a way as to outlaw the things you don't want, while keeping the things you want. In my mind, the distinction is between arms specialized for hunting, and those specialized for killing other people. But how the hell do you write that into law? The magazines are separable from the guns, so there is a black market for large capacity magazines.

Ultimately, I think that a more just and compassionate society is the answer. The violence in our society is largely driven by desperation.

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