This is an excellent commentary, particularly on the necessity for vastly expanded mental health services in the country. I also appreciate the focus on registration and the excellent refutation of the whole idea of “overthrowing tyranny” that always comes out in the background of these debates.
I did have one question though — what would be the serious, practical downside of banning semi-autos? Other than causing some hunters some frustration, that is? You seem to make a pretty good case for banning them, or at least for decreasing magazine sizes.