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Apipe wrench can be used to loosen a pesky bolt under the hood of your truck. It’s not the perfect tool for the job, but it will suffice and get you moving again, which is your ultimate goal. In a similar way, firearms are also tools and, like the wrench, they can and should be employed to their maximum potential and effectiveness when and as appropriate to ensure your safety and security. However, in many urban centers, where firearms could often serve their primary purpose, they seem to be out of place.

Many gun restrictions are created in response to crimes committed in cities. Something bad happens and makes headlines, and the firearms involved are assigned the blame, then regulated or made illegal in an effort to reduce the likelihood of those crimes happening again. Because of this scenario, some laws in cities restrict ownership of many common types of firearms that law-abiding citizens depend on for their safety. States with higher-density cities or numerous smaller cities in close proximity to one another tend to have more of these restrictions. This situation puts many people in these areas in a tough spot because they want to be able to defend themselves but don’t want to be at odds with local laws.


Most restrictions are created based on the perception of what makes a firearm dangerous, often in an environment of anti-gun political bias. Generally, the focus is related to the guns’ actions themselves, particularly semiautomatics, and their accessories and attachments, based on their connection with prior or potential crimes. In some locations, adjustable stocks, removable magazines and/or magazine capacity, bayonet lugs, pistol grips and other attachments are characteristics of a “dangerous” firearm. Next to attachment governance is a complete ban of a certain type of action. Massachusetts, for example, has banned sales of all AK and AR type weapons.

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