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View Diary: MN-Sen: Al Franken (D), "I Support A Reinstatement Of Assault Weapons Ban" (33 comments)

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  •  Not lethal enough? (1+ / 0-)
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    Tell that to the 20 children and 6 adults killed with an AR-15 in Newtown.   Tell it to the 12 people killed in a movie theater in Colorado.  Tell it to the two people killed in a mall in Portland. Tell it to the numerous police officers who were shot clear through their bullet proof vests.

    This is not some harmless tool of hunters that has been unfairly targeted by people who want to take away your gun rights.  It has become the weapon of choice by crazed killers who want to kill as many people in as short amount of time as possible.

    You say these are not military style weapons but that is exactly how they are marketed by their manufacterer.   Many even have a camo finish.  And then there is this...."The optional grenade launchers listed in the descriptions of some models have a particular appeal even though civilians cannot buy them. (They are restricted by federal law.) He added that although he did not want to make his customers sound crazy, the different types of ammunition available for AR-15s made them attractive to people “who want to be prepared for an Armageddon-type situation.”

    I'm sorry but I'm just not buying it.

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