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  •  Just what is an 'assault weapon'? (1+ / 0-)
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    happy camper

    Mr Sugarmann coined the term and it seems to just grow wider and wider every day.

    If less than 2% of crimes are committed with something, does it make sense to waste time, money and political capital to make them illegal?

    Also, are you aware that Ex Post Facto does fall into this?  If I have something that I legally bought and someone then makes ownership or sale of that item illegal, I can not be charged with a crime or have my property taken from me.

    Also, in a civilized society, would a leader who has personally approved the murder of children be allowed to keep his job and freedom?  I'd argue that we do not live in a civilized society but instead have civil people that do the best they can with what is here.  Peel the veneer back a bit and we are not far off from Homo Sapien Neandertales.

    Bowers v. DeVito "...there is no constitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered."
    Director of Merchandising - the Liberal Gun Club
    Interim Chairman - Democratic Gun Owners' Caucus of Missouri

    by ErikO on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 06:49:23 PM PST

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    •  Killing Kids is a Game (2+ / 0-)
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      Glen The Plumber, Avila

      You're a monster.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 07:51:54 PM PST

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    •  you are wrong...the term was first used by (6+ / 0-)
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      wader, CwV, tytalus, Steven D, orlbucfan, Avila

      gun manufacturers to sell their little toys...you do not need to use NRA lies to make your point...it makes you look like a gun troll and discredits your argument.

      “Assault rifle” was first used to describe a military weapon, the Sturmgewehr, produced by the Germans in World War II. The Sturmgewehr—literally “storm rifle,” a name chosen by Adolf Hitler—was capable of both semiautomatic and full-automatic fire. It was the progenitor for many modern military rifles.
      But the term “assault rifle” was expanded and broadened when gun manufacturers began to sell firearms modeled after the new military rifles to civilians. In 1984, Guns & Ammo advertised a book called “Assault Firearms,” which it said was “full of the hottest hardware available today.”

      Even the term 'assault' is under fire in assault weapons ban debate


      We are not broke, we are being robbed.

      by Glen The Plumber on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 08:53:51 PM PST

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      •  I said 'assault weapon' not 'assault rifle' (3+ / 0-)
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        happy camper, 43north, PavePusher

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

        Please don't change my words.  I choose them very specifically, especially in this particular debate topic.

        Bowers v. DeVito "...there is no constitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered."
        Director of Merchandising - the Liberal Gun Club
        Interim Chairman - Democratic Gun Owners' Caucus of Missouri

        by ErikO on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 08:48:38 PM PST

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        •  the key word anti-gun control people have a (0+ / 0-)

          problem with is assault...whether rifle, firearm or weapon.

          and who really cares what you call it...the AWB is about certain features...not the name.

          p.s...your link has nothing to add...but nice diversion.


          We are not broke, we are being robbed.

          by Glen The Plumber on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 07:32:15 AM PST

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