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The Clinton ban did not ban semi automatic rifles. Semiautomatic rifles have been used for sporting and self defense purposes for over 100 years. In a semi auto, you need to pull the trigger each time to fire a round.
A full-auto (aka a machine gun) is a class 3 weapon, highly regulated since 1930 and a full auto AK (which is NOt what we are talking about here) can shoot 600 rounds per minute. It runs out of ammo in 30/600 * 60 or about 3 seconds!
The clinton banned certain semiautos that LOOKED like full auto rifles but WERE NOT.
So not sure what this "journa;ist" here wants: should we ban ALL semiautos including deer rifles?
Also, an ak47 round or an ar15 round are considered intermediate rounds. AK47s and ar15s are NOT heavy weapons. In many states it is ILLEGAL to even hunt with them because they are SO LIGHT! Your average .30 cal deer rifle is WAY more powerful. Stands to reason, a deer is heavier than a person.
So should we ban ALL semi auto rifles and pistols so ONLY the criminals have them, and then let our citizens defend themselves with single shot pistols?
No, things are fine the way they are. The number of shootings is actually DECLINING, even though a hysterical media is sensing that Obama does not have to run again and so can do what he really wants to do now. And they are blowing up every incident. The FACTs are: The US has the greatest number of GUN homicides, but other countries have an equal number of homicides (when you control for age, demographics and other variables). So would you rather people were killed with clubs and chains and iron rods, or with a gun?
Also, the violent crime rate (the kind that puts you in hspital and changes your life) is MUCH higher in gun-free countries where women, older citizens and generally weaker citizens are sitting ducks for gangs of youths. For example, in UK the violent crime rate is 2200 per 100,000! That;s right, 1 in 50.
In the Canada it is 900 per 100,000. In Australia: about 1500 per 100,000.
In the USA: 450 per 100,000.
The USA IS the safest country in the world PRECISELY because we allow common citizens to carry arms to defend themselves. Remember, when SECONDS count, the police are only MINUTES away! Dec 30, 2012