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Thread #148617   Message #3452334
Posted By: dick greenhaus
15-Dec-12 - 12:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Just to keep things straight, the Connecticut killer used guns that were purchased legally, by his mother, a kindergarten teacher.

Further, I think that any comparison about the danger of a madman with a gun with one with a knife is ludicrous, As is equating the dangers of a homemade zip gun with a AK47.

Given the number of guns available in the US, I don't believe that laws aimed at limiting the number of guns available would work, though background checks and elimination of gun-dhow sales without such checks would be a good ideaa, as would having strict penalties on private ales of guns without any records or checks.