Dubey, on 07 February 2017 - 03:25 PM, said:
And of course it wouldn't eliminate gun homicide, or even mass shootings. But over time, it would have a country wide affect on the ease of access to guns, and make people more responsible for their own firearms.
You're trying to sell the idea that people who want to ban guns have anything in mind other than banning them all.
The formula is quite simple.
Horrible tragedy + firearm = the need for more gun control.
We all agree that gun tragedies will exist as long as guns do, meaning that there will never be a time when gun controllers are not calling for more controls and ultimately, bans.
While an AR15 with a Beta C mag is particularly brutal in a movie theater or a gay nightclub, it's not like if the bodycount had been 14 with a shotgun rather than 49 with an AR15, the usual suspects calling for 'common sense gun control' would've taken pause and said "well, this is just one of those things that happens in a society that has guns... see, our focus is really on those lethal killing machines and not these kinds of guns that were just used, here..."
They absolutely want to see that gun banned, too, along with all the rest, which extinguishes their credibility when they try to claim that banning Gun X is 'common sense'.
This is why gun owners never give an inch and they never will.