The gun-control debate has just hit rock bottom, Part II
The NRA calls for armed police in every school.
Since compulsory schooling was first adopted in America in 1647
, not once has there been any serious attempt or call, as far
as I know, to put armed guards at every school across the Republic. Until
today. I assume this is going to be the new mantra of the conservative
movement/Republican Party moving forward.
Reiterating HB’s simple gun control idea: Ban the possession and sale of
semiautomatic and automatic rifles and long guns.* … Everything else would remain
legal: single-shot long and hand guns; bolt-action rifles; one-barrel, two-barrel
and pump-action shotguns; semiautomatic pistols; and revolvers. All these would
serve as fine and more than adequate self-defense and hunting weapons. Isn’t
that the main argument of gun supporters? … You also don’t have to get bogged
down in endless debates about what constitutes “assault” weapons, etc.
* I’d put a provision in there too about banning automatic pistols.
Definitions of semiautomatics and automatics are provided in the below post by Rick. Definitions of rifles and long arms are somewhat easy to work out via measuring barrel length, etc