New US bill will ban more than 150 types of semiautomatics

The US senate will be voting on a new bill that introduces a ban on a staggering 157 types of semiautomatic weapons.

Leavning aside the fact that it, for a European, seems like a self evident truth that something had to happen after the latest shootings in American, the number 157 can be seen as a symbolic value and at the same time as a stark reminder of what the situation in the states is really like.

I mean, 157 different kinds of semiautomatic weapons? Isn’t that free market gone nuts? How many different types of rifle do you need to bring down a squirrel?

And with regards to the symbolic value, 157

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