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To: Sender
The segment was a rerun from a month or so back. Larry Pratt missed a good opportunity to educate BO that the "assault weapons" in question are not assault weapons at all, but semi-automatic civilian knock-offs of military type weapons which were banned simply because of their looks.

Larry might have also pointed out that, at the time the Second Amendment was ratified, private citizens owned cannon and, indeed, warships, the most powerful weapons of their day.

15 posted on 01/01/2004 5:29:28 PM PST by Morgan's Raider
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To: Morgan's Raider
So should citizens have nukes now too because they're the most powerful weapons our government has? A lot has changed since those days.

Hmm, now someone's against O'Reilly because they're pro-lawyer and anti-protecting our borders. There's a site called DU you might find more to your liking.
20 posted on 01/01/2004 5:36:52 PM PST by JediJones (THE AMERICAN SOLDIER)
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To: Morgan's Raider
The segment was a rerun from a month or so back. Larry Pratt missed a good opportunity to educate BO that the "assault weapons" in question are not assault weapons at all, but semi-automatic civilian knock-offs of military type weapons which were banned simply because of their looks.

The way I heard it, O'Reilly said he supported 'a' ban on assualt weapons, then went on to correctly identify assualt weapons as bazookas and machine guns. He did not address the current AWB.

49 posted on 01/01/2004 6:08:25 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Morgan's Raider
The segment was a rerun from a month or so back. Larry Pratt missed a good opportunity to educate BO that the "assault weapons" in question are not assault weapons at all, but semi-automatic civilian knock-offs of military type weapons which were banned simply because of their looks.

I was very unimpressed by Pratt. Bill ran right over his disjointed remarks. The crap that Bill spouted could have been challenged quickly and effectively. Bazookas indeed.

68 posted on 01/01/2004 6:33:38 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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