I, for one, welcome our new 4 legged robot overlords.
I also know him from two terrible movies, Suicide Squad and the horrible Robocop remake.
The resemblance is UNCANNY!
*doublepromote, beat me by that much.
It wasn't banned. It was restricted. You could still own one today if you were willing to pay the fees/taxes outlined in the NFA (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Firearms_Act) and pass the other requirements.
In 1934 the Thompson submachine gun was banned partly because of it's image and connection to Gansters and gangster lifestyle. In the same way the AR-15 has an image and connection to a different lifestyle: that of the special ops badass chuck norris/arnold/navy seal killing machine. then they join a militia, all sporting these military weapons. there's a fuckin LOOK to it. a feel, a code, an expectation there. It's socialized into us. That image is big fuckin factor in just how attractive that particular weapon is to a delusional teenager.
One way to resolve the issue might be to redirect some of the immense intelligence focus from Islamic terrorism to domestic terrorism. That is what this is, domestic terrorism. It may not always have a manifesto behind it, but that is not relevant. There were numerous people who said this person was probably a school shooter in the making. He was doing things with white power groups and militias. Why didn't our mass spying that we do catch that? Because it wasn't an Islamic group. We can ban assault rifles or put limits on them, we can make mandatory psych evals required for gun purchases, or we could do any number of things. While we look into what we can legislate, we should also be looking into how we can use resources we have in place to STOP JUST THIS SORT OF THING. As anyone who knows me knows, I am a hardcore supporter of the right to bear arms. I am not an NRA member, because they aren't really concerned about the right to bear arms, just that they keep getting money from gun manufacturers. I still think we can keep AR type rifles, but we should have a national mandate on clip size, number of clips allowed, and we should have a mandatory psych eval required if you plan on purchasing anything other than a hunting rifle. Yes, that includes handguns.
Loved the movie and loved his son's performance. *promote
Yeah, people were saying in the comments that if it was a full size bull moose they would have been dead.
Damn, they both got off easy.
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