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Thread #148617   Message #3455286
Posted By: beardedbruce
21-Dec-12 - 08:16 AM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
" the law prohibiting "assault weapon" was allowed to lapse by W."

Since it used meaningless definitions, it should have lapsed. As stated, ASSALT RIFLES are already illegal for all practical purposes.

"And the law was flaweed by a failure to adequately characterize just wat an "assault weapon" was. "

TRUE- and NO effort has been made by those seeking to reinstate it to define WHAT they are banning.

"A more practicable approach would be to maintain a list of specific weapons which would be prohibited, and have each new weapon introduced by any manufacturer categorized. There aren't that many."

See 1934 Gun act, and Relic and Curios list.

"As far as gun ontrol vs. Psychological approsches--they'tr not mutually exclusive. Both should be investigated."

TRUE, but they will pass meaningless laws to support political agendas, and leave the problem unresolved. That has been the consistent history of the US ( under BOTH parties) in regards to many serious problems.