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Old February 20, 2013, 02:16 AM   #50
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Re: It's Time to Choose a Side

Originally Posted by Aguila Blanca View Post
I'm not surprised that hasn't been effective, since there are very few murders committed with rifles of any sort. FBI statistics show significantly more murders by blunt instrument than by rifle. And how many drive-by bayonetings have there been in your city in the past five years?
The same basic reasoning works for magazine limits. Ask them what they hope to accomplish by restricting standard capacity magazines. Chances are the answer will be to reduce the number of people who die in mass shootings. Then point out that in 2012 there were fewer than 20 mass shootings (3 or more people) resulting in fewer than 100 deaths. You are literally more likely to be struck by lightning than to be involved in one of these things.

Last edited by Spats McGee; February 20, 2013 at 09:13 AM. Reason: Correcting quotation codes
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