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    Judi Lynn
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    Alan Suderman, Associated Press
    Updated 11:30 am CST, Monday, January 13, 2020

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    Gun law advocate, Pam Douchet, of York county, holds a sign during the meeting of the Senate Judiciary committee at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. The Committee passed several gun related bills

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some top Virginia Democratic senators are expressing reservations about plans to ban assault weapons — a key part of the new Democratic majority’s gun-control proposals and one that’s drawn fierce resistance from gun-rights advocates.

    “A lot of people don’t really understand assault weapons and how complicated the issue really is,” said Democratic Sen. John Edwards. “It’s going to be very difficult to figure out a way to do it. But we’re studying it, that’s all I can say.”

    He’s one of at least four moderate senators — the others are Sens. Chap Petersen, Creigh Deeds and Lynwood Lewis — who are skeptical of plans to ban assault weapons. None of them has ruled out voting for an assault weapon ban, but all have said they aren’t impressed with any of the drafts of proposed bans they’ve seen.

    “I’ve not seen an enforceable bill that makes sense yet,” Deeds said.

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    An assault weapons ban is difficult because it hinges on the definition of an assault weapon. When you try to outlaw weapons with short barrels, high capacity magazines, rapid rates of fire, etc you end up banning small rifles used for hunting and recreation, the Ruger 10-22 probably the best example. This is another situation where the AR-15 gun humpers hide behind other gun owners. Maybe we should develop a test for the gun owners themselves. If you get a big erection when we show you a photo of an AR-15, no guns for you. I guess this lets women off the hook.

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      Hi hc,

      I’d go for that as long as the “wood” photos were made public so we could measure their supposed “manhood”.  One suspects that provision would eliminate a lot gun of license applications from the start.

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