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Comment Re:now they can concentrate on ignoring mentally i (Score 3, Informative) 350

An assault rifle by definition has selectable fire, e.g. the ability to go fully automatic. And are already illegal (except for the government and certain gun manufacturers). The federal permit is required to own guns with barrels shorter than 16" that are not a handguns. What the recent proposed legislation wants to ban is things that merely look like assault rifles as the OP said.

Comment Re:Rational (Score 1) 807

but that impairment never reaches a level equivalent to that of a 0.8 bac.

I think you misplaced a zero there, you're dead at 0.4.

Personally, I'm of the opinion that all driving while intoxicated laws are inappropriate. Either you're driving recklessly or not. If you are, go to jail. If not, go home and sleep it off.

The point is to prevent people from risking other people's lives by driving impared. Most people who start driving aren't likely to stop driving if they realize they are impared. This is one instance where you can't afford an ex post facto situation. That usually results in someone else getting injured and it isn't fair to subject other people to that risk. Personal liberty I think they call it.

I'm all for marijuana being legal and regulated though. Like alcohol and cigarettes, plenty of people use it in moderation and are no detriment to anyone.

To do two things at once is to do neither. -- Publilius Syrus