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What if the US allowed only impractically large gun calibers?

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KDR_11k

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Nov 10, 2017
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I honestly have no idea if this would work but what if instead of all this assault weapon, pistol, etc talk the US added a gun restriction that all civilian guns had to use something stupidly huge like a .50 BMG round? While that wouldn't prevent individual murders it would have a good chance of keeping people from firing a bunch of shots quickly, right? Building a semi-auto .50cal weapon with a bump stock or other such popular mass shooting tools seems like the recoil would take your arm off. Even if someone gets a M2 machine gun off the black market it's impractically huge and awkward for shootings in public places. You'd need to have a lot of strength to handle any weapon in this caliber.

Sure, it'd make building armored cars for celebrities very tough...
 

Boddy

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Oct 25, 2017
2,155
handgun are the biggest problems by far, anything in that direction would be very helpful.

Also instead of gun bans, I think making a combination it harder to get guns, buy back programms and better education are the best options to reduce gun violence.
 

Deffers

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Mar 4, 2018
1,783
Someone's gonna keep those for home-defense and I'm gonna be real with you, overpenetration is a major concern. A .50 BMG carries a cone of shrapnel with it and can tear through most walls. You can kill a large number of people with a single bullet.
 

PlanetSmasher

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Oct 25, 2017
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This is approaching Chris Rock's "guns are free but a bullet costs $5000" levels of asinine.

Making it more impractical for racist white people to kill a bunch of brown people isn't going to stop them from trying.
 

Tuppen

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Nov 28, 2017
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I'd say only allowing BB gun calibers seems wiser but only allowing cannon balls might work as well.
 

C.Mongler

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
1,638
Washington, DC
I feel like we wouldn’t need to theorize weird ass “solutions” like this if the US government was capable of adjusting the guns, guns, guns free-for-all in any level.
 

LL_Decitrig

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Oct 27, 2017
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They should make open carry conditional on the carrier wearing clown shoes. It wouldn't make the United States safer from guns (that would require a massive change in the political culture, which is broken) but it might be funny.
 

danowat

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Oct 27, 2017
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If you need military hardware to defend your house or yourself, then your country has problems that banning guns isn't going to solve.
 
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