The bringing-about of order is the first and fundamental task of government. We accept limits on our rights for the sake of a larger social compact all the time. This pistol with this high-capacity clip is a tool of destruction. I say this as someone who does not want to give up my own guns — but who believes that with rights come responsibilities.
Yeah. We know you don't want to give up your own guns. Fudds never do. They are more than happy to throw other gun owners under the bus to protect their own guns.
Sorry Mr. Meacham, but I and lots of "assault weapon" owners are not going to be thrown under the bus again because of the actions of a few. If you don't believe me, just ask Bill Clinton. He tried to throw us under the bus and it cost Al Gore the presidency and handed the House over to Newt Gingrich. And there are more of us now than there were then. We're also better informed, better connected, and younger than our predecessors.