You know what...I could live with that. Absolutely. Ban these extraneous weapons with no other real purpose but allow handguns for self defense. This is a compromise that would work if people would understand what it's saying...all the gun nuts are seeing reading that is "they're still takin' our guns..." Moderation is the key and in my opinion moderation on gun control is the only possible solution.
Sigh...but I forget this is the United States of America...land of the corpulent, home of the Whopper...Moderation isn't in our vocabulary.
The point you're missing is that in the dozen or so threads that have come up since Newtown, those of us that you characterize as "anti-gun lunatics" have been calling for just this sort of compromise. No banning of handguns, no banning of hunting rifles. Just the limiting of the power and capacity of certain weapons, such as semi-automatics.
The other side of the argument (which Wetcoaster has been kind enough to post in the OP) are the ones opposed to compromise of any kind. Lapierre even goes so far as to call the fact that people want to debate gun legislation "tragic", which is ironic since the usual cast of gun-supporting characters on CDC like to refer to our arguments as "hyperbole".
Mr. Lapierre should learn the true meaning of the word tragic. Tragic is 20 families who have to carry on without their child, because clowns like Wayne Lapierre spew this kind of tripe and Millions of Americans buy it.
Edited by RUPERTKBD, 31 January 2013 - 02:39 PM.