Oh..and..you wanted a reason to not ban certain types of firearms? Here's the main one(besides it not doing anything to stop these things)
We have armed bands of kooks running around this country who WILL resist. They are hard right fanatics that will fight for their perceived rights. It maybe a bloodbath but how many police officers do we sacrifice for a law that won't do anything? Do you really think that the militia types are just going to hand over their hardware? What about the violent street gangs that control large parts of our inner cities? How many innocents do you think will get caught in the crossfire? How many law abiding citizens will try to keep what they have, thus becoming criminals by default?
I know you don't like any analogies, but let's look at the war on drugs. It's a complete failure, it has ruined countless lives, cost billions, is responsible for millions being jailed to the point of overcrowding so they let real criminals out early to make more room for drug offenders. Now what is a war on assault rifles going to do? If we treated drug addiction as a social problem, and focused more on rehabilitation it would solve a lot more of the problems then this silly "war"
Last edited by JeffreyCH; 12-27-2012 at 12:14 PM.