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Anti-gunners throughout the nation are begging to ban the AR-15 and similar style rifles. They want them gone. Completely and totally. It’s so bad that they want all semi-auto rifles gone as well in many cases. But left-leaning publication Vice doesn’t want to ban AR-15s. They seem to believe that the ship has already set sail on that one. No, they have another idea that’s just as idiotic. - Tom Knighton

AR-15-style rifles has been involved in a number of notorious mass shootings in recent years, from Parkland to Las Vegas to Orlando to Sandy Hook, to name just a few. Given the gun’s prominence as “mass shooters’ weapon of choice,” some Americans have been clamoring for a federal ban on the sale and ownership of them. Versions of the weapon, modeled as the consumer-facing, semiautomatic version of the military service automatic rifle M-16, has already been banned in a few states and municipalities across the country, and sales of certain models were made illegal nationwide in 1994 by the federal assault weapons ban. But in 2004, Congress declined to renew that legislation and the gun became more widely available, surging in popularity and sales. These days, one in five new firearms sold are AR-15 type models.

While some data from the years the weapon was outlawed suggested there was a drop-off in mass shootings, a University of Pennsylvania study commissioned by the federal government and published in 2004 summed up the ban’s general impact with a frustratingly vague conclusion: “Reducing Criminal Use of the Banned Guns and Magazines Has Been Mixed.” Another study published last year by Quinnipiac University researcher Mark Gius found “the number of school shooting victims was 54.4 percent less” thanks to the federal ban. ...

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The Center for Disease Control, the CDC, published a report recently citing 88,000+ deaths every year since 2006 caused by alcohol consumption. This does not include traffic accidents, just direct health effects of drinking. Alcoholic beverage consumption is third on the list of preventable deaths every year in the USA.

When the Libs start turning in their wine boxes, I'll start to believe they have a genuine concern for human life. Or perhaps when they ban abortion, except in case of rape or threat to life of the mother. Until that time, their Gun Control agenda is just barking at the moon.
 
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