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Where's the anti gun crowd after the NOLA shootings?

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For the record, I have no stance on gun control, I view guns the same way I view abortion: don't like them, don't get one. I was surprised, though, that there was no cry for stricter gun control after the shooting in Nawlins. Why has it been so quiet? I've asked a few people IRL this question and have gotten interesting answers, so I thought I'd ask you ladies.
by on May. 14, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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pj2becca21
by Bronze Member on May. 15, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Okay, Miss smarty pants. Have you ever shot a .223 or a .22LR 


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Yes, the capacity that makes it possible to murder 26 people in minutes is really just for disabled military

Derp


Quoting pj2becca21:

okay so fetures that made is easier for women and disabled miltary to us is so bad.... Ok. you are making my brain hurt

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Actually it had to do with physical features or ad ons and capacity



The Federal Assault Weapons Ban was only a small part (title XI, subtitle A) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.



The Act created a flowchart for classifying 'assault weapons' and subjected firearms that met that classification to regulation. Nineteen models of firearms were defined by name as being 'assault weapons' regardless of how many features they had. Various semi-automatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns were classified as 'assault weapons' due to having various combinations of features.



The Act addressed only semi-automatic firearms, that is, firearms that fire one shot each time the trigger is pulled. Neither the AWB nor its expiration changed the legal status of fully automatic firearms, which fire more than one round with a single trigger-pull; these have been regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934 and Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986.



The Act also defined and banned 'large capacity ammunition feeding devices', which generally applied to magazines or other ammunition feeding devices with capacities of greater than a certain number of rounds, and that up to the time of the Act were considered normal or factory magazines. Media and popular culture referred to these as 'high capacity magazines or feeding devices'. Depending on the locality and type of firearm, the cutoff between a 'normal' capacity and 'high' capacity magazine was 3, 7, 10, 12, 15, or 20 rounds. The now defunct federal ban set the limit at 10 rounds.



During the period when the AWB was in effect, it was illegal to manufacture any firearm that met the law's flowchart of an assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device, except for export or for sale to a government or law enforcement agency. The law also banned possession of illegally imported or manufactured firearms, but did not ban possession or sale of pre-existing 'assault weapons' or previously factory standard magazines that were legally redefined as large capacity ammunition feeding devices. This provision for pre-ban firearms created higher prices in the market for such items, which still exist due to several states adopting their own assault weapons bans.




Quoting pj2becca21:

Yeah lets ban a squirrel gun. 

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

I am not anti gun

I am FOR tighter restrictions

I am FOR the Assault rifle ban being reinstated

I am for thorough background checks on ALL gun purchases

and I am for AGE restrictions




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