The “slippery slope” argument is often shrugged off as nonsense by anti rights extremists.
These true believers would have you think that should we take their prescribed, failed (pdf warning) policies that the world would be cleansed of evil and they would ask for no further infringement of your constitutionally protected, creator endowed, natural rights.
Their argument is that if you follow their “common sense” gun control measures that we will see a decrease in crime. In the land of unicorns and rainbows this sounds wonderful, but unfortunately the real world is a dangerous place and their proposed measures (after being tested) have been found lacking.
Violent crime has increased considerably in the UK after their draconian gun control measures (pdf warning). In Australia violent crime increased nearly 50% since they passed their onerous, “common sense” gun laws.
For years we have been told that 10 rounds is “common sense” while seeing no statistical impact on violent crime (per the DoJ study “It is not clear how often the outcomes of gun attacks depend on the ability of offenders to fire more than ten shots (the current magazine capacity limit) without reloading”.
As such, it is now “common sense” to further infringe upon the rights of law abiding Americans by banning boxes with springs that hold more than seven pieces of lead. This not only continues failed policies, but is an undue burden on law abiding citizens. This new law all but bans almost any pistol designed after 1912 as there are no commercially available magazines fewer than 10 rounds available. This also applies to almost all magazine fed rifles in America (including the venerable 10/22) for the same reason.
Please do not tell me there is no slippery slope whilst simultaneously expanding the scope of existing restrictions on a protected right. Our president has recently called for the renewal of the assault weapons ban and standard capacity magazine restrictions. Do not yield an inch. We must not allow ourselves to be backed onto the slippery slope and lose the gains we have made in the recent past.
Please, I urge you to call your elected officials at both the state and federal level. Tell them you will not be scapegoated.
I implore you, if you care for your creator derived rights, do not give an inch.
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