Simple question to gun advocates

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    You don't even know what that phrase mens.
     
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    Automatic weapons were not banned in 1986.
     
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    Almost NO one uses automatic weapons for shooting people, it is not that hard to get a fully automatic weapon if one wants one, they are inefficient and not designed for shooting up people. the purpose of full auto on a rifle is suppression fire and almost NO military actually uses that any more they depend on dedicated automatic weapons.
     
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    Sounds like you like the political pork trading games that stall up just about every bill trying to get pushed through Washington. How about we just deal with one issue at a time? If you think bump stocks are a hazard then lets ban them. If you think the CCW laws in NYC are too strict the make your case and rally votes to change them.
     
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    No.

    Does the military use automatic weapons? How about the paramilitary police forces throughout the country?
     
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    It was a provision the Firearm Owners' Protection Act... I'm not interested in the semantics or gotchya games. The purpose of this thread is to discuss the right to own automatic weapons or not.
     
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    So do you support legalizing them?
     
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    It is LEGAL to own automatic weapons in 37 States.
     
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    It is already legal in 37 States.
     
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    Latest Crime Statistics Released

    15,696 murders in 2016.

    "Firearms were used in 71.5 percent of the nation’s murders". So that works out to 11,223 gun homicides in one year.

    Assault weapons are used in only about 2 percent of gun homicides.

    So you can ban fully automatic guns, and you can ban bump stocks, and you can ban assault weapons. And then you can glow in the self-aggrandizing warmth of believing you have done something.

    But you won't save 98 percent of the people murdered each year by firearms.

    Shootings like the one in Las Vegas are dramatic and grab a lot of eyeballs. But they are a tiny drop in the overflowing bucket of homicides in America.

    Which is why the ultimate aim of the gun control lobby is to ban ALL guns.

    We need to find something more effective at preventing gun homicides besides symbolic AWBs or banning all guns.

    Anyone have any bright ideas?

    Fire away.
     
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