Bill drops assault weapons ban

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  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    March 20, 2013 12:57 p.m.

    Powerful gun nuts continue to oppose any and all solutions. And so nothing changes. Every day, a new massacre.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    March 20, 2013 10:47 a.m.

    Prohibition was a progressive liberal policy and plan and was whole heartedly supported by the KKK. Who benefited? Organized Crime.

    Government programs and restrictions generally end up in some level of government corruption.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    March 20, 2013 10:50 a.m.

    Feinstein doesn't even know which end of a gun the round comes out of! Nothing is more dangerous than ignorance, especially from people who seek to govern the rest of us!

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 20, 2013 9:00 a.m.

    How about if we ban BOTH alcohol and guns?

    We ALL need good answers, Grandslam. Good answers.

    Let's hope the bill will still include limits on high capacity ammunition clips and will provide an effective way to deal with background checks. We can also use some strict regulations and enforcement that will allow us to deal effectively when guns passed down as heirlooms and loaned to others are used in crimes. If we actively go after those who made the guns available -- as well as those who used them -- we might see a small improvement.

    The trouble is that with so many guns already out there, gaining any measure of sensible control will be akin to trying to stack BBs on the back of a spoon.

    Good answers lie somewhere in the middle of the very wide range of extremism that exists on both sides of this mess. Will we, as a nation, ever have the smarts and courage to find them?

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    March 20, 2013 6:36 a.m.

    Gun deaths per year, 11,000. Alchohol deaths per year, 80,000.

    It's time to ban alchohol. It's a killer. We need to ban all booze except Mikes Lemonade. Why would you need any more alcohol than that? Plus if anyone suffers from depression, anger management or any types of mood swings then they are to be banned from possesing or buying alchohol. I am sure there are those who drink responsibly but that's too bad, we need to enact our laws based on the irresponsible, out of control, underaged drinker. People are dying!

    Now back to the gun control issue. Is the Fed gov really proposing punishment for illegal gun trafficking? How are they supposed to punish themselves? And what do they mean about gun trafficking, is it handing your guns down to your kids as heirlooms? Is it lending your gun on the gun range to a shootiing partner, or do they mean secretely giving guns to Mexican cartels? I need answers.