- Aug 21, 2003
Well speaking as a collector I would often purchase several guns a month (at a time even) if the items I wanted happen to pop up.Originally posted by: Rainsford
Kind of like the ban on magazines larger than 10 rounds? It expired a few years ago, but I remember thinking that it really wouldn't matter much to me if someone shot me 10 times or 17 times, I'd still probably be pretty dead.Originally posted by: K1052
Even the CDC came to the conclusion that the AWB had no measurable effect on gun crime.
It was a totally useless piece of feel good legislation.
I think bans on specific weapons are pretty silly, and as you said, more about having a feel good solution rather than a real one. The problem isn't that criminals are illegally getting the "wrong" weapons, it's that they are illegally getting weapons at all. Somehow I don't think some gang banger is going to get his AR-15 (or whatever) at the local gun store, even if it IS legal for him to do so. Legislation that attacks the illegal methods by which guns are obtained seems much more valuable to me. In particular, I like the customer limits some states have on gun purchases. I think my state, Maryland, might take it to the extreme...but overall I can't think of much reason beyond illegal resale that a person would have to buy several guns every month.
I think it would be a lot more effective to address the causes of violence rather than the tools used to commit it. Granted that is a harder task than Congress or the people at large seem to want to take on.