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Kill the assault rifle ban? YES
New York Daily News ^ | August 8th, 2004 | CHRIS W. COX

Posted on 08/09/2004 7:30:18 AM PDT by neverdem

The 1994 semiautomatic or so-called assault weapons ban expires Sept. 13. The media drumbeat to reauthorize it has begun, and some politicians are dancing to the familiar tune. Instead of merely reauthorizing the ban, however, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-L.I.) seeks to ban more guns and implement a national registration scheme. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the assault weapons ban sponsor, said on CBS' "60 Minutes," "If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate for an outright ban, picking up every one of them - Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in - I would have done it." The gun control agenda has never been stated more honestly.

This new legislation is one step toward that agenda.

The assault weapon debate is ruled by emotion, not fact. That's why in the elections following enactment of the ban, gun owners went to the polls in great numbers and, for the first time in 134 years, unseated the speaker of the House. That's why President Bill Clinton told the Cleveland Plain Dealer: "The fight for the assault weapons ban cost 20 members their seats in Congress." That's why in March 1996, 239 members of the House voted across party lines to repeal the Clinton gun ban.

The debate is not about so-called assault weapons. It's about banning guns. Anti-gun advocates claim, without credible evidence, these guns are the weapons of choice for criminals. It's a lie. A day after the gun ban was signed into law, a Washington Post editorial admitted, "Assault weapons play a part in only a small percentage of crime. The provision is mainly symbolic; its virtue will be if it turns out to be, as hoped, a steppingstone to broader gun control."

The radical Violence Policy Center states: "The public's confusion over fully automatic machine guns vs. semiautomatic assault weapons - anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun - can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons." Fully automatic machine guns were, of course, effectively banned in 1934.

As the drumbeats roll and attempts to dismantle the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans continue, the National Rifle Association will continue to fulfill its 133-year-old tradition of preserving freedom for law-abiding Americans.

Cox is executive director of National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assaultweaponsban; awb; banglist; cwii; secondamendment
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To: Jack Black
The AWB BS will die on the vine because it didn't bear fruit and the socialist rats know it......As stated above they want a total BAN not a cosmetic loophole law. They want em collected and destroyed. They won't live to see the day as they have made one grave error IMO......the SAW's on the street , remained on the street and short of the bayonet lug and a flash supressor etc remained in production and available. Thus their "we were safer when" bullsh*t rant is moot.

Final point is that the criminal element doesn't follow laws now. why do they think such will change with more feel good legislation that disarms the victim.

Clearly the socialist democratic agenda is to diasarm the general populace of law abidding people. They wan't to make arm chair felons from armed chair patriots. Easy to say what I would and would'nt do . Easier for the idiots to rant about why one "needs" an AR-15 vs a bolt action rifle. Really easy to vote these seditious bastards back to civilian status to enjoy the real world they impose on the sheeple.

Socialists don't want to play this game as presstitutes can't protect em if such were to bear fruit.

Stay safe Jack....

21 posted on 08/09/2004 9:16:31 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: noquarter4tyrants
The U.S. Army marched from Normandy to Berlin into the teeth of fully-automatic fire from MP-40s. Most of our grunts carried 8-round Garands. A good eye, ammo discipline and grim-a&& determination will win the day.

Yes, but they were accompanied by other grunts with BARs, Thompson and M-3 grease guns, as well as various light to heavy machine guns. The other side's infantry was mostly armed with bolt action Mausers.

22 posted on 08/09/2004 9:20:53 AM PDT by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: El Gato

I don't know if I could afford to own one no matter how cheap the firearm was; sorta like shootin' anything between nickels and quarters downrange at a rate of 300 / min! They are expensive to shoot!

However, in the US Army, some of the most fun I had (aside from launching grenades or shooting LAWs) was firing the M-2HB. Pain in the but to clean, though - heavy springs, and massive assemblies. The reciever alone weighed at least 50 lbs.!


23 posted on 08/09/2004 9:20:53 AM PDT by Little Ray (John Ffing sKerry: Just a gigolo!)
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To: El Gato

One of the secret's to the US Army's firepower was that fact that we put .50 cals on everything sturdy enought to hold 'em!


24 posted on 08/09/2004 9:22:03 AM PDT by Little Ray (John Ffing sKerry: Just a gigolo!)
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To: Little Ray

Re; Ammo prices. Supply and demand. Government over regulation is choking certain markets. This is true in more than just the firearms, and related, industries.


25 posted on 08/09/2004 9:33:27 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
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To: Eaker

Hopefully, in 12 years, I'll be able to take the same kind of photo of my daughter. 11 months is a little young to be starting her on a full auto... ;-)


26 posted on 08/09/2004 9:35:43 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
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To: Dead Corpse

Do the Federales regulate the ammo industry? I haven't noticed.

I'd love to own a working Thomson SMG or a BAR, almost as much as I'd like a Winchester M1887 or a Broomhandle Mauser.


27 posted on 08/09/2004 9:37:23 AM PDT by Little Ray (John Ffing sKerry: Just a gigolo!)
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To: Dead Corpse
11 months is a little young to be starting her on a full auto... ;-)

If you say so ........

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28 posted on 08/09/2004 9:38:09 AM PDT by Eaker (R.I.P Phudd 28-Jun-04)
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To: Little Ray
What doesn't the Federal government regulate half way to non-existance?

Start here. Google the rest.

29 posted on 08/09/2004 9:45:25 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
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To: Little Ray
Here's another one.

Funny how much INFRINGEMENT there is at the Federal Level despite the clear language of the document that is supposed to give them their pwoer to begin with.

30 posted on 08/09/2004 9:47:39 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
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To: Eaker

Until she can consistanly hit her mouth with a spoon, I'm not gonna let her try and sling lead either. Until then, she'll just have to watch Daddy do it.


31 posted on 08/09/2004 9:48:42 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
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To: Dead Corpse; humblegunner
Until she can consistanly hit her mouth with a spoon, I'm not gonna let her try and sling lead either.

If this is a valid criteria then humblegunner is in trouble!

32 posted on 08/09/2004 9:51:22 AM PDT by Eaker (R.I.P Phudd 28-Jun-04)
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To: Eaker
My 13 year old daughter certainly likes them!!

The suppressed Mac-10 goes great with the Disney shirt! Bet she'd love a t-shirt with the following image, if you can still find one:


33 posted on 08/09/2004 9:53:15 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Diplomats. The best diplomat I know of is a fully loaded phaser bank" - Cdr. Montgomery Scott)
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To: Eaker

It ain't jus' me ya' unnerstan'? Her mother'd get a might bit upset with me if the girlchild came home smelling of burnt cordite. ;-)


34 posted on 08/09/2004 10:00:59 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
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To: Charles Martel

The Bullet Hole Range outside of San Antonio sell those shirts!!


35 posted on 08/09/2004 10:05:57 AM PDT by Eaker (R.I.P Phudd 28-Jun-04)
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To: El Gato

Thank you, El gato. I was certain a fellow history buff would point out those very facts. German MG squads (especially those employing the MG42) more than took up the slack for their comrades cranking the bolts of their Mausers. Also, every American owes a debt to John Moses Browning, for his masterpieces of full-auto weaponry. I think that where I was going there, was: If all the American people will be able to field in any significant numbers will be semi-auto Mini-14s, Mini-30s, MAC 90s, etc., should the need arise, (and I suppose I should ad the
obligatory "God forbid," here) There is reason to believe we could prevail.... at least until we liberated some of the full-auto stuff from the tyrant. After all, we are paying for it with our taxes. Let's make sure we keep what we have, pass it on to worthy family and friends when we depart, and snap up those hugh-cap mags ever' chance we get.


36 posted on 08/09/2004 10:07:01 AM PDT by noquarter4tyrants ((When police break the law, there is no law..... Just a fight for survival - Billy Jack)
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To: Eaker

Looks like to make a trip to SA.


37 posted on 08/09/2004 10:08:20 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
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To: Dead Corpse
Blah... preview mode is there for a reason.

"Looks like I need to make a trip to SA."

My spelling is bad enough, I don't need to confuse things even more by skipping entire words.....

38 posted on 08/09/2004 10:19:01 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
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To: Eaker; Dead Corpse
If this is a valid criteria then humblegunner is in trouble!

I suppose it depends on the time of day. ;-)

39 posted on 08/09/2004 10:30:51 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Bottom line is the only effective means of defending our rights as citizens is being tested by the Marxists. Once the second amendment is repealed, the Democrat gestapo will send the dogs out to everyone that has a registered carrying permit. They will then take both gun and owner away.

Bush/Cheney 2004


40 posted on 08/09/2004 10:47:45 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("John Kerry does not want to lead this country, he wants to be president.")
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