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Flash Suppressors Do Not Kill People

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 11:13 AM
Unfortunately, a ban on "large capacity magazines" is relatively useless. Such magazines are easy to produce in any machine shop in the country, include high school shop classes. Contrary to popular mythology, there is no such thing as an "assault weapon" or "assault rifle"; even under the ban definition. A pistol grip makes it easier to carry, but soldiers are taught not to use it for accurate shooting. A flash suppressor doesn't have any effect on accuracy or lethality. In fact, it makes the weapon even heavier. Bayonets attached to a rifles bayonet lugs have NEVER been used in the commission of a crime; and are in fact, a last ditch defense for soldiers who have run out of ammo or had their weapon fail to continue firing.
Dr_Zinj Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 11:18 AM
There's already a massive restriction on ownership of machine guns, i.e. fully automatice weapons. You need a BATFE license for each, and the BATFE reserves the right to inspect the weapon, and where it is stored, at any time of their choosing.
You could try banning all weapons produced according to military contract specifications for the U.S. and any other country, past and present, in the world; but that would eliminate ALL firearm ownship.
I'm sure the shooter's mother had her guns locked up. Doesn't help when the keys are stolen.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 4:22 PM
Tip about tractor theft leads to stolen Army grenades, assault weapon

Alabama police say a tip about a stolen tractor led them to a cache of stolen military hardware, Fox 6 News reported.
The investigation reportedly began last week when police found a stolen tractor at a residence in Glencoe, Ala.
A search of the home found 30 guns, including an assault rifle, as well as grenades and blasting caps stolen from the Anniston Army Depot, according to the station. Spare parts for Stryker military vehicles also were recovered.
According to Fox 6, police suspect the homeowner, Anniston Army Depot employee Ryan Mayo, stole the military items from his workplace.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 4:23 PM
FEDGOV is "missing" over 1000 of their guns as of 2003,some being full-auto machine guns. that does not include US military arms losses. Then state and local law enforcement have guns stolen from their vehicles frequently. Former Orlando POLICE CHIEF Val Demings had her service handgun stolen from her unmarked SUV,and over a year later,it still hasn't been recovered. OPD has "lost" 2 AR-15 kits,and had 2 machine guns stolen from vehicles.
"These tragedies must end," says President Obama, referring to Adam Lanza's horrifying assault on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last Friday. Although it is hard to disagree with that sentiment, the measures Obama favors cannot reasonably be expected to prevent such thankfully rare but nevertheless appalling outbursts of senseless violence.

After the massacre, press secretary Jay Carney reiterated Obama's support for reinstating the federal "assault weapon" ban that expired in 2004, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., promised to introduce a bill aimed at doing so next month. But we know for sure that an "assault weapon" ban would not...