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Prosperity proposed something that would actually have an impact. But I don't see it happening. Because it would ban ever single pistol out there.
Banning the sale of "high capacity magazines" would serve more purpose than any weapon ban that is being discussed. Make the person reload 2 times to fire 30 rounds instead of none. Or limit it to 5 rounds. But I think those would be still be fairly easy to come by. And very difficult to track. High capacity magazines that is.
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I think there is a pretty strong demographic split on gun ownership with the generations born 1920-1960 having far higher rates of gun ownership than those 1960-present. As that older generation dies off, general American attitudes towards guns will liberalize and pave the way for control legislation to be passed.
I think gun lobbies won the war on gun control by the end of the 90's. They succeeded in making gun control a dirty word to the American public: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...united-states/
But when you start talking specifics it's an entirely different ball game in the court of public opinion:Originally Posted by Klein
The Millenial generation is the most socially liberal generation in US history and the country will move dramatically leftward as the generation ages. I think the attitudes towards guns and gun control will move leftward in concert with the aging of the millenials and the declining rates of gun ownership. And I believe the bluest parts of the country with the tightest gun control legislature will continue to see decreasing rates of gun violence and violence in general and provide an even more stark contrast with the reddest regions with the loosest gun control.11. But particular policies to control guns often are.
An August CNN/ORC poll asked respondents whether they favor or oppose a number of specific policies to restrict gun ownership. And when you drill down to that level, many policies, including banning the manufacture and possession of semi-automatic rifles, are popular.
"John Wall will never be as good as Kyrie Irving was in his first week in the NBA" - David Falk, published February 14, 2013.
DC vs. Heller.
The part of the Heller decision that will cause you problems is below, specifically the underlined part.
Semi-automatic firearms have been around for a hundred years. It is hard to argue that they are not "in common use at the time" or for that matter "unusual". The reference to Miller and "dangerous and unusual weapons" involves a Supreme Court case from 1939, US vs. Miller. Miller owned an unregistered short-barreled shotgun, that type of weapon is required to be registered by the National Firearms Act of 1934.Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose: For example, concealed weapons prohibitions have been upheld under the Amendment or state analogues. The Court’s opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms. Miller’s holding that the sorts of weapons protected are those “in common use at the time” finds support in the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of dangerous and unusual weapons.
You could probably argue that "Assault Weapons", aka scary looking semi-auto rifles, are "dangerous and unusual". I'm not sure how that would fly with the current court. But if a ban is put in place I imagine we will find out.
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