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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 11:11 AM Jun 2016

Reclassify semi-automatics with detachable magazines under the NFA [View all]

Require a Federal license for any new acquisitions (including resale or passing down among family members of current weapons). It doesn't necessarily need to be as stringent as the current full FFL's (for instance you could have a "mini" license that doesn't allow selling weapons or keeping automatic weapons). Include handguns (that was what Cho used at Virginia Tech, and what about 95% of gun murderers use anyways). If you want a modern-styled weapon, it needs to have a fixed magazine reloaded one round at a time.

Don't fall for the red herring of an assault weapons ban. That keeps this type of weapon legal but mandates it not be able to mount a bayonet or have a grip of a certain shape. It also polls worse than banning semi-autos with detachable magazines despite being much less restrictive (though that may well just be the fact that few people have any idea what this stuff means).

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Thank you, if its DESIGNED to kill humans efficiently it should be classified uponit7771 Jun 2016 #1
And personally I'd focus on handguns Recursion Jun 2016 #11
The problem with that suggestion is extant weapons. Lizzie Poppet Jun 2016 #2
Yup. It's a big haul Recursion Jun 2016 #4
I just have a "pick your battles" problem with such suggestions. Lizzie Poppet Jun 2016 #10
So we are supposed to sit around and let tens of millions more to be manufactured. Hoyt Jun 2016 #5
I think that's the big issue: this is something that could bend the production curve Recursion Jun 2016 #23
I know absolutely nothing about guns. auntpurl Jun 2016 #3
definitions melm00se Jun 2016 #8
Thank you very much auntpurl Jun 2016 #12
I'll do my best Recursion Jun 2016 #9
Thank you very much, that was extremely helpful auntpurl Jun 2016 #14
Can guns with detachable magazines be handguns OR rifles? melm00se Jun 2016 #15
And most are handguns for that matter Recursion Jun 2016 #21
Sorry, one more question. auntpurl Jun 2016 #16
OK, so if one were going to be extremely pedantic a "clip" is something else Recursion Jun 2016 #18
Ok, I understand now. Thank you again for clarifying. auntpurl Jun 2016 #22
Traditionally a clip held 5-10 rounds of ammo by the rear rim, and are used to jmg257 Jun 2016 #19
Thank you for the information - this is all new to me auntpurl Jun 2016 #26
Guns were banned from being taken into this club under Florida law. Kang Colby Jun 2016 #6
It is illegal for people to steal money from banks. Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 #7
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2016 #13
Here we go... tallahasseedem Jun 2016 #17
It is better for 50+ people to lose all their rights and their lives Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 #20
Seems to me the detachable magazine is the key in all this. DCBob Jun 2016 #24
Yes, exactly Recursion Jun 2016 #25
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