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I can obviously see how some are concerned with the statements made by the NRA. This is an emotional topic for all involved. I think many were looking for the NRA to take an approach of more gun regulation, however they took the approach of adding more resource officers to schools. In that I understand the concern of those in favor of more gun control, the position of the NRA is a good step in helping protect our children. I think there are a couple of issues that concern me the most when reading the many post. Magaizine capacity does make it easier for a person to shoot many rounds without reloading. However, it appears as though an understanding of ballistics is not completely understood by all. The AR-15 platform actually shoots a bullet that is much less powerful than any of the hunting rifles used today. The cost of shooting this caliber of gun is cheaper by comparison and therefore used by many for target and competition shooting. Not for use of harming anyone in our society. I do understand they have been used for violent purposes, that I cannot argue. The next think that bothers me is that we have put so much emphasis on controlling guns because killers have used them as well as the fact that guns are, as a rule not socially acceptable. In contrast alcohol is socially acceptable, so we still allow people to drink and drive. Sure there are laws that prevent that and MADD has made huge impacts for the good. Yearly there are pretty close to the same number of gun related homicide deaths as there are alcohol related vehicle deaths. But because alcohol is so socially acceptable, we accept those and still allow people to consume alcohol and drive, 1/3 of DUI offenders have had one before and we certainly are not looking at banning it. A vehicle mixed with an impared driver is a weapon of mass destruction as well.
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