Welcome to The Firing Line, boa10!
No, banning them doesn't make any sense. The problem isn't the weapon and never has been. On 9/11 thousands of Americans were killed using box cutters and airplanes. Number of firearms used? Zero. In Oklahoma City (I forget the year), Timothy McVeigh killed 168, including 19 children in a day care, using a box truck, fertilizer and racing fuel. Number of firearms used? Zero.
Banning such weapons from the general public only ensures that law-abiding citizens do not have them. Violent felons and the mentally ill don't follow the law very well. If a man is willing to stand in the middle of an elementary school, mowing down small children, do you really think he cares if the gun he uses is illegal?
A gunfight is not the time to learn new skills.
If you ever have a real need for more than a couple of magazines, your problem is not a shortage of magazines. It's a shortage of people on your side of the argument. -- Art Eatman
Last edited by Spats McGee; December 20, 2012 at 05:15 PM.