Re: 5 year old given rifle as gift, kills 2 year old sister
Just because some dangerous item will never amount to a large proportion of killings, doesn't mean it should be legal.
I mean an eccentric millionaire could conceivably own a howitzer, if it was legal. But we probably shouldn't let them.
I'm interested in the description of assault rifles as Poodle Guns, since it reminds me of the dismissive attitude towards relevance of clip size. Why did anyone bother developing such things, then? Should we go back to giving all our soldiers bolt-action rifles?
One argument which could be put forward is. If banning guns (or certain types of guns) would save even one life is it worth it? What if that life was yours, a family member a friend?
Of course now will come the counter argument that banning guns cause murder rates to go up.
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