Notsure about the armies of ninjas.... but maybe they're scared of the armies of zombies - now they're downright scary, and with the dumbing down of 'merica it can only be a matter of time!!
_________________________ I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.
I agree, I don't see the need either.. for most, If someone breaks into your house and you have a gun with 5 or 6 shots - the first one you fire, the violator realizes you're armed and probably 98% of the time their next thought is how to get OUT. Most don't want to face another with a gun (they don't know your skill) - they like the odds stacked 100 to 1 in their favor - not even steven. (no pun intended) So why does anyone need 30 shots before reloading. If they're that bad a shot, they need serious training.
Why do law enforcement or military need larger mags? The reasons they do is the same reason regular folk do.
I have been vacant from this discussion and I started the thread. So I will get back in on it.
As for making laws. If one is to have a law, make sure that the law will prevent occurrence of act forcwhich the law was designed. Then make sure the law does not place a burden on regular law abiding folks. Also it would help if the folks writing the law would know something about thesubject in hand and not just hear about it.
Don't have knee jerk laws either.
As an example. Power tool or lawn morer safety : look at the many times stupid regulations put on lawn mowers because some people are too stupid to handle one safely. Some thinking itis safe to clean grass from around the blade while it is running. So now we have Slovenes Mickey mouse contrivances to stop the motor. Sae with power saws. Many times thes doodads make them less safe.
Just an example on laws.
As for getting a gun to do some mayhem. Me, I am pretty law abiding . I am not sure I could find someone to get me an illegal , non-registered, cold. Gun. I just don't have the connections. But there are those that do have the connections. No matter what gunswere in acted now. A guy bent on malfeasance could most likely find a gun or other weapon for the job. Like bombs. I have no idea how how to make a bomb but I know people who do. Had a brother who worked with explosives at a local cement plant for example.
I do not know the connections this dip wad in Arizona had but he could have got around any gun laws he had to. So passing a law would not havevprevented this tragedy.
If we don't count our blessings We are just wasting our time
I'd like you to state your rationale for the possession of extended magazines by "regular folk". I'd really like to know — in a non-fantasy Charles Bronson Clint Eastwood tin foil hat context — what on this blue planet "regular folk" need with the ability to squeeze off 30 rounds without reloading. Please, enlighten me.
The mental health issue is only part of the problem. There also needs to be some common sense legislation limiting access to ordinance that is over the top. Not banning guns, but taking the over out of overkill. Yes, you can say that not guns, but people kill people. But if you subscribe to that premise, it follows that people with extended magazines or assault weapons kill even more people. It doesn't wash.
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