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Should there be restrictions on the types of weapons available to non-military personnel and/or the type and amount of ammunition citizens are allowed to buy? In July, John Holmes walked into a movie theater in Aurora, Illinois and opened fire. Holmes killed 12 people and wounded 58. Holmes used the internet to buy hundreds of rounds of ammunition and other ballistic gear. Holmes used the ammunition in an assault rifle, one that did not require reloading. While the Second Amendment guarantees the rights of citizens to bear arms, should there be restrictions on the types of weapons available to non-military personnel and/or the type and amount of ammunition citizens are allowed to buy?

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Yes, there should be restrictions on what weapons people can buy. You do not need a semi-automatic to hunt deer. The only purpose of those weapons is to kill people. If that's your hobby, you can keep th gun at a gun range and not be allowed to take it out.
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I tend to think that there should be.  Some people talk about a slippery slope that would lead from a ban on assault rifles to a ban on all guns.  But I think that this is not really that compelling of an argument.  We already clearly accept some restrictions on the sorts of "arms" people may have.  I have not heard the NRA pushing for allowing people to have hand grenades or anti-personnel mines.  If we are not allowed to have these things, why is it so dangerous to prohibit owning assault rifles?

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