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

by TheAxeMaster (#42550739) Attached to: Connecticut Groups Cancels Plan to Destroy Violent Games
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

by TheAxeMaster (#26625393) Attached to: Marijuana Could Prevent Alzheimer's, New Study

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.

Comment: Re:Buy European? No chance. (Score 2, Insightful) 640

by TheAxeMaster (#26398537) Attached to: USAF Seeks Air Force One Replacement
Because people actually know that AF1 is a Boeing plane. No average american flies on helicopters so they don't know what they are but thousands fly on airliners every day.

That aside, I think the biggest thing they need is a 787 or 777, which are big planes if you've been in one (I have been in both).

Optimism is the content of small men in high places. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Crack Up"