If we wish to make change for the good, we should really be trying to make changes that actually change something instead of just make us look like we did something good while we limit Constitutional rights under pretense of making society safer.

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For the record – in case I have not stated this for the record enough yet – I don’t believe any sort of federal assault weapons ban will have the desired effect of greatly reducing gun crime in the United States. To ban guns as a direct inference of the lessons taught to us by shootings such as the one in Newtown, Connecticut is to misread and misappropriate those lessons entirely. Guns are not the point of those events – they are incidental. However, if we are to have an assault weapons ban, it should be more effective than the toothless, contorted, and ineffectual Federal Assault Weapons Ban (technically known as the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, a subtitle of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act) of 1994, which is what President Obama has been pushing for in this area as part of his new gun-control…

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