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Gun control isn’t only way to stop shootings, local leaders say

State should consider closing loopholes and school safety plans, too

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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:39 am, Fri Dec 21, 2012.

Two area congressmen say the federal government should look at restricting the availability of assault weapons in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, whose district includes Lodi and Galt, said in a statement that he will work to find bipartisan solution.

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2 comments:

  • Mike Adams posted at 5:02 pm on Mon, Apr 22, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1441

    I would have to disagree with you Mr. Hamilton. Hundreds of thousands of handguns are in private hands right now. Most come with high capacity mags, 'cept in CA of course, so there are a million high capacity magazines floating around.

    There must be millions and millions of bullets. Maybe tens of millions of bullets. And since Sandy Hook (an unspeakable horror), millions more of everything has been sold.
    Curiously, one of the few types of firearms still available are what most of the public calls "assault" weapons. Technically, in CA, if you don't have a weapon capable of holding a magazine with more than ten rounds (that can't be changed without a tool) you don't have an "assault" weapon. You can have a folding or collapsable stock and a pistol grip and a flash hider, and everything else just as long as you don't put in a magazine that holds more than 11 rounds.

    Now the pinch has been put on ammo supply. At Cal Expo this weekend, people were selling 22 long rifle in baggies. There were long lines to get to the primary re-seller (Mil-Wal) and even they didn't have much stock.

    And in almost every instance of a mass shooting, the firearms and magazines and bullets were obtained legally under state or federal law. The problem is, you can't look at someone and tell that person's a nut and gonna go kill a lot of people. In almost every instance, the perpetrators of these shootings have been mentally ill, but were able to obtain equipment legally.

     
  • Larry Hamilton posted at 9:57 am on Fri, Dec 21, 2012.

    Larry Hamilton Posts: 53

    The best way to stop all these killings quit selling bullets. Young boys in Lodi packing heat is crazy.

     
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