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Do you think the old Assault Weapon Ban would have prevented SandyHook

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    JaxsonRaineposted 4 years ago

    ?

    1. Jed Fisher profile image86
      Jed Fisherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The gun he used was illegal under Connecticut law.
      His mother owned it illegally.
      So the answer to the original question is ‘no.’

  2. Marisa Wright profile image92
    Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago

    No, because the mother would simply have bought some other kind of gun.

    However, that "other kind of gun" would have been a gun with less capacity for rapid mass slaughter - raising the chances that one of those heroic teachers would have been able to disarm the killer, or that aid would have arrived while the killing was still in progress.

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      JaxsonRaineposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      http://www.bushmaster.com/img/firearms/90831_XM15_Qrail.jpg

      Did you know that the rifle he used would have been legal under the old Assault Weapon Ban?

      1. Marisa Wright profile image92
        Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        No I didn't, so that just shows the old law was also inadequate.

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          JaxsonRaineposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It's probably going to be pretty close to whatever new law they bring to the table next year.

          Even the law-makers don't know what they are trying to ban. We don't know what we/they are trying to ban. I don't understand why people don't want to, at the very least, set down and define things.

 
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