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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:17 PM

7. A ban on these weapons will not be enough.

 

Millions are out there:.

"As of 2012, there are an estimated 2.53.7 million rifles from just the AR-15 family of rifles in civilian use in the United States; the total number of assault weapons in the United States among all types is not known, and can not be known because of the different definitions in different jurisdictions."
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assault_weapon.

Voluntary buybacks will fail, as the most dangerous, paranoid owners will keep them.

Confiscation will only partly be effective and most likely lead to violence and a thriving
black market with criminals making fortunes. Think Prohibition.

We need to change our culture; that will take time and only be partly successful. We live
amidst a huge gun cult. It grew around us and now we are paying the price in deaths
and destruction with little recourse in the short term.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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