Posted: Mar 25, 2018 5:22 pm
by laklak
Like I said, cosmetic Band-Aids that change nothing. So an 18 year old can't buy an AR, so what? He'll just steal his Dad's. Besides, who needs an AR? Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people with two handguns. Modifying a semiauto to full auto is WAY beyond the capabilities of 99% of the population, that's a red herring often tossed into the fray that has no basis in fact. It isn't "filing down a few bits of metal", it's machining the upper. How many mass shooters are tool makers who have a machine shop in the garage? (OK I do but it's in my mate's garage, but I'm not a mass shooter). You can legally buy a full auto seer for an AR and install it yourself, IF you have the money and a Class III license.

Don't misunderstand me, I'm all for changing the laws, and if "assault weapons" are outlawed I'll turn mine in (if they pay me for it, otherwise it's cosmoline and a shovel). But anyone who thinks we're going to legislate ourselves out of this mess is deluding themselves.