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Reviving a Gun Law That Didn't Work

DaveGray Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 3:00 PM
Ignorant people. They don't know the difference between a clip and a magazine. Go ahead, ban the clips. I'll keep buying and using my high capacity magazines at the shooting range.
On Friday, a heavily armed young man walked into a Connecticut elementary school and murdered 20 first-graders and six adults before he killed himself. Even in a country inured to gun violence, this crime is too heinous to contemplate.

Now the question is: Does Washington pass a bad law just to do something, anything, even something that doesn't enhance public safety?

I write this as a former assault-weapons ban supporter, who observed that the 1994 federal assault-weapons ban, which expired in 2004, didn't reduce gun violence in America. Nor, apparently, did Connecticut's assault-weapons ban, passed in 1993 and still in force....