[Eugene Volokh] The brand-new target for weapon restrictions: All semiautomatic tools? And also to the degree the restrictions pressed offenders away from the economical, low-caliber weapons as well as to somewhat a lot more pricey, superior replacements, they may have raised weapon fatalities, specifically due to the fact that the superior alternatives were deadlier. Take into consideration, for circumstances, Thomas Friedmans column in the New York Times this week; Damon Linkers short article for The Week this week, though obviously restricted to semiautomatic rifles; the Media Matters write-up with any luck keeping in mind a survey of Latinos that revealed assistance for a restriction on semi-automatic as well as attack tools (the ballot company itself identified the setting as restriction semi-automatic tools ). As I recommended in this message previously today, its tough to watch weapon civil liberties fans as paranoid for fretting that allegedly moderate constraints will certainly lead to wide weapon restrictions, when they see exactly how apparently narrower previous limitations are without a doubt being adhered to by phone calls for much wider weapon outlaws today. And also to the degree the restrictions pressed bad guys away from the economical, low-caliber weapons as well as to a little extra pricey, superior alternatives, they may have boosted weapon fatalities, exactly since the superior alternatives were deadlier. Take into consideration, for circumstances, Thomas Friedmans column in the New York Times this week; Damon Linkers post for The Week this week, though evidently restricted to semiautomatic rifles; the Media Matters write-up ideally keeping in mind a survey of Latinos that revealed assistance for a restriction on semi-automatic and also attack tools (the ballot company itself identified the setting as restriction semi-automatic tools ). As I recommended in this blog post previously today, its tough to watch weapon civil liberties advocates as paranoid for stressing that allegedly moderate limitations will certainly lead to wide weapon restrictions, when they see exactly how apparently narrower previous constraints are certainly being complied with by telephone calls for much more comprehensive weapon prohibits today.