Bram J wrote:
Maybe imposing high taxes on such weapons might decrease their sale?
But taxes might be even more controversial than straight out gun control.
I personally don't see the benefit of people being able to buy semi-automatic weapons, to me it seems better to ban these altogether.
I heard Clinton managed to ban them for a while iirc.
Taxation is one route, and would be a useful tool to fund greater controls.
The US is a difficult case when it comes to setting taxes and such centrally though.
It may well be part of the new direction though.
I can't see how making them more expensive will solve anything, the family in question this time were quite well off and so those guns would still have been there.
As has been said elswhere the right to bare arms was thought up before these wepons were invented.
All thats really needed is is the ban on assault wepons and high capacity magazines, there's really no reason to have anything more than a single shot hunting rifle and a revolver.
And they also need to look at where and how these guns are stored.
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