Ask yourself the following questions:
If we could wave a magic wand and magically make the following disappear, how many lives would be saved?
- Folding or telescoping stock - How many people are killed by a gun stock?
- Pistol grip - How many people are killed by a gun stock?
- Bayonet mount - If you are going to ban bayonet mounts, then why not also ban knives?
- Flash suppressor - Does adding a flash suppressor make a gun more or less lethal?
- Grenade launcher - Are they legal anyway?
- Magazine that attaches outside the pistol grip - I don't even know what that means.
- Threaded barrel to attach barrel extender, flash suppressor, handgrip, or suppressor - Does adding a flash suppressor, hand grip, or barrel extender more or less lethal?
- Barrel shroud that can be used as a hand-hold - How many people have been killed by a barrel shroud? Notice that they only want to ban some barrel shrouds.
- Unloaded weight of 50 oz (1.4 kg) or more - The heavier the gun the more lethal it is. Right?
- A semi-automatic version of a fully automatic firearm. - Ten features in and we finally got to one that effects the actual usage of a gun. Automatics are banned; semi autos are not, unless they are?
- Fixed capacity of more than 5 rounds - Because reloading is impossible to do, right?
- Detachable magazine - How many people have died thinking, "if only the magazine was permanently affixed to the gun! That would have made all the difference!"
If someone argues for "sensible gun restrictions," then ask them: how many people would be saved if we banned all heavy handguns? How many people would be saved if we banned certain stock shapes?"
"Sensible gun restrictions" are anything but sensible.