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Old February 20th, 2013, 12:22 PM #1
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Thumbs down WIRED magazine misfires about Ammo, with cool graphics

This just in from WIRED magazine. The author advocates controlling the supply of Ammo in the US by using taxes, as was done for tobacco.

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013...-gun-violence/

The comments are interesting in that several mistakes are identified, but the graphical way the information is presented is very interesting.

"The power to tax is the Power to Destroy" McCulloch v. Maryland
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Old February 20th, 2013, 02:27 PM #2
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If there were no lawful use for firearms and ammunition, no Second Amendment in place, I would see their proposals as very useful.

Unfortunately for them, this is reality, not fantasy-land, so their proposals are terrible.
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dumb idea

first reason - murderers proportionally use far fewer bullets than target shooters. The assumption with cigarettes is that every cigarette will be a net negative to society. Either for the health of the smoker or through second hand smoke. That is not the case with ammo. The overwhelming majority of ammunition used causes no ill effects to society.

second reason - it would create either a huge black market (with purchasers of all types including former law abiding citizens, much like prohibition), or it would create a small black market among criminals and gangs. In either case, I only see that it would impact regular folks, and would likely not cause any decrease on crime. However, it may further their goal of reducing the number of law abiding good guys who enter the shooting sports.

I think their whole premise is flawed.
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Once again some idiot with know knowledge of firearms nor civil rights law has proposed a stupid idea.

The only way that we are going to be able to spread knowledge is to get new people into shooting. We need to aggressively recruit new sportsmen and women.

(After work today I'm taking at least one new shooter to the range. Out of a workforce of 150 people, I've given the world about 10 new shooters.)
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She would be horrified at reloading then. Limit my capacity and cost and guess what, I am going to favor the biggest, most effective rounds I can use/get. That was a side-effect of the 94-04 legislation. It wound up pushing folks towards compact .45s to maximize "stopping power" as the Wired author alludes to.

Same goes for rifles. You artificially limit me to 10 in a rifle and it will be something like .50 Beowulf or .458 SOCOM in semi-auto and .308/.338/.30-06 in manual action.

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"people don't kill people" That sums up whats wrong with this article.
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Wired is an f'ing stupid magazine. They don't even get tech stuff right which one would assume is what the rag is supposed t be about.
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I wish my 9mm was that big. I put my ruler up to the screen turns out its 15mm wide.
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It's funny that their graphic for banning "high capacity" magazines actually shows no correlation between magazine capacity and casualties. Virginia Tech with the lowest magazine capacity had the most deaths and second most total casualties. I don't understand how facts can completely elude some people.
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It's funny that their graphic for banning "high capacity" magazines actually shows no correlation between magazine capacity and casualties. Virginia Tech with the lowest magazine capacity had the most deaths and second most total casualties. I don't understand how facts can completely elude some people.
Facts are meaningless to liberals, the facts only obstruct the implementation of the radical agenda.

And "guns don't kill people - liberal/progressive/socialist agendas kill people"

Rachel Carlson - author of the extremely biased and highly incorrect book "silent spring" was responsible for the banning of DDT. A direct result has been the death of over 125 million old people, women and children over the past 50 years from malaria and other insect born pathogens. Her liberal actions are directly responsible for more deaths than Hitler, Stalin, Mao combined!

Incredibly, the mass deaths of song birds her book was based on was exactly 180 degrees off. Birds populations were increasing!
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