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The NY SAFE Act bans all semiautomatic weapons

Editor:

More from Mr. K? Cool. First of all I may have said, “sucks to be you.” But I was translating what you really meant.

Good lord, man. It’s not about all guns! The SAFE Act is about banning the sale of semi-automatic weapons and mega clips that hold 10 or more shells, not all guns. Every time there’s a mention of some sane regulation, the NRA and their cult scream a terrified litany of hyperbole that it’s all guns, and the government is going to put you in a concentration camp because you dared to keep your dad’s service pistol that didn’t work anyway.

And, no, I’m not against law-abiding citizens owning guns I’m against how easy it is for sociopaths to get military-grade weapons. And you would have known that, if you weren’t behaving like an NRA talking point app.

“For NRA talking point A, press 1. For NRA talking point B, press 2. For NRA talking point C, press 3, etc.”

Ah, yes, and the “People have killed with knives, swords, rocks, axes, etc. Are ya going to ban those, too?” talking point. You know, they should retire that one, it’s getting old.

First of all, we’re talking about the SAFE Act. It bans the sale of semi-autos and mega clips. I’ll try to stay on topic, if you will.

Here’s the difference, Mr. K.

Unless he’s Jackie Chan or Jet Li, a guy cannot walk into a room with 40 people with a knife and kill half of them. It’s not going to happen. He may get two or three. But the rest are going to subdue him. Same if he came in the room with a rock, a baseball bat, ice pick, etc.

Even if he had a snub nose .38 revolver, the most he could get would be six before he would be subdued. If a guy goes into a room with 40 people with a semi-auto that has a 20-round banana clip, he can kill half of them. It’s been done. Now, now, I know what you’re going to say. “But if one of them was packing…”

Just because you’ve taken a few shots on the range, it doesn’t make you a Navy Seal, and a life or death fire fight in the midst of innocent bystanders is not the same as shooting critters on the back 40.

I had nothing to say about the policeman. If he actually was one. He didn’t say what his experience was, so as far as we know, he could have been data entry or evidence clerk. And, true, we will always have evil people, but I don’t think we should make it easier for them to do evil.

Larry Schultz
Springville
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