Originally Posted by CHLChris
I'm impressed. I don't even know how to make that symbol.
I have a Mac, so it's just Alt+U. I also have a degree in German Language and Literature, so, it's kind of expected of me to know it :-P.
Also, this ban, if it is like the old one, won't stop someone from buying the PARTS to make said magazines (because they'd allow you to repair what you have, right?) So you just buy all the parts you need to repair your "broken" one, and bam, you have a high cap magazine.
I don't think people realize how very easy it is for a person to go on a killing spree, gun or no gun. I remember hearing about some loco in Denmark about six years ago, killed five people in the cubicles of the office he worked in BEFORE ANYONE EVEN REALIZED HE WAS KILLING PEOPLE. He just used a knife and cut their throats from behind, killed another six people before police finally got to him and shot him.
I think people would prefer to think that they're safe, and have laws that make it illegal to own this and that, and supposedly that will make everyone safe, but to be blunt, the only things that keep people from going on killing rampages are fear of the consequences and fear of death, and hopefully some sort of morality system.
However, take those three things away, either by desperation, insanity, or some combination of other factors, and human beings aren't any safer in their high-rise offices than they are in the streets of Afghanistan.
It's kinda depressing to say out loud, but unfortunately, until Rapture or whatever "event" will supposedly make all of humanity not have to worry about morals and ethics anymore, any system of thought that assumes that everyone will ALWAYS adhere to the law/higher power/good morality is fundamentally flawed.