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Duncan backs state ban on military-style weapons (Md)
The Washington Times ^ | 3-13-06 | Metro

Posted on 03/13/2006 11:39:42 AM PST by JZelle

Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, a Democratic candidate for Maryland governor, testified in Annapolis last week in support of a state ban on military-style weapons. "I lived through what one of these weapons can do during the sniper shootings," Mr. Duncan said, referring to the shooting spree in October 2002 that killed 10 persons and terrorized the Washington area for three weeks. "We don't need these guns on the streets." The bill by Delegate Neil Quinter, Howard County Democrat, would replace the federal assault-weapon ban that expired in September 2004. It would outlaw the sale or possession of 19 specific military-style weapons and all firearms with military characteristics, such as semiautomatic rifles with pistol grips or shotguns with retractable stocks. Similar legislation has died in the last three General Assembly sessions, and lawmakers are skeptical that Maryland's Assault Weapon Ban of 2006 will get out of the House Judiciary Committee. Mr. Duncan told reporters that he did not support further expansion of the state's gun-control laws beyond the proposed ban. Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley, another Democratic gubernatorial hopeful, also supports the bill, but does not support further gun-control measures.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: assaultweapons; banglist; bradywatch; douglasduncan; guns; md; montgomerycounty; sniper
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Apparently, the rifle drove itself around and shot people.
1 posted on 03/13/2006 11:39:44 AM PST by JZelle
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To: JZelle

In the Liberal world that's how it usually works . These guns are highly intelligent and these same anti-gun Libs are calling for "smart gun" technology ..go figure


2 posted on 03/13/2006 11:43:48 AM PST by FRONTLINER ( Out with the RINO'S ! Defeat Mike DeWhine in the primary !)
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To: JZelle

My Rem Model 742 in '06 would have never been effective.... NOT!


3 posted on 03/13/2006 11:44:11 AM PST by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: JZelle
John Muhammed could have shot people just as effectively with a .223 caliber bolt action rifle as a Bushmaster AR-15. It's the person who squeezes the trigger that does the killing, not the bullet itself. The bullet is just a means to the ends.
4 posted on 03/13/2006 11:44:15 AM PST by stm (You can fix a lot of things, but you can't fix stupid)
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To: JZelle

No, didn't you hear all the experts. It was obviously "angry white men."


5 posted on 03/13/2006 11:45:18 AM PST by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: stm
John Muhammed could have shot people just as effectively with a .223 caliber bolt action rifle as a Bushmaster AR-15.

Yeah, yeah....But can the .223 march and salute. ;0)

6 posted on 03/13/2006 11:48:11 AM PST by River_Wrangler (Nothing difficult is ever easy!)
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To: FRONTLINER

Well, what about the vehicle that those two muslim wannabes drove around in from sniper post to sniper post? Could be called an assault vehicle, couldn't it? We need to ban that type of rig as well. While we are at it, we need to ban whatever type clothing they were wearing while comitting their crimes. Those were assault clothes. We should also ban any military surplus clothing, because wearing pants with cargo pockets would tend to increase homicidal violence. Same with shirts with epaulets, and button down pocket flaps.


7 posted on 03/13/2006 11:48:47 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free
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To: stm

Sounds like Duncan doesn't know which end of a rifle the bullet comes out of. I may be mistaken but I don't think there was more than one shot fired at each shooting incident. A single shot rifle would have been just as effective.


8 posted on 03/13/2006 11:50:09 AM PST by jazusamo (:Gregory was riled while Hume smiled:)
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To: JZelle
"I lived through what one of these weapons can do during the sniper shootings," Mr. Duncan said, referring to the shooting spree in October 2002 that killed 10 persons and terrorized the Washington area for three weeks. "We don't need these guns on the streets."


Yet these same Dufuses will turn around and hypocritically proclaim they don't want to ban hunting rifles.

There is NO DIFFERENCE whether the sniper used a "military STYLE semi-auto and your run of the mill 3030 with a scope.

Heck he probably would have killed more people from a longer range with a deer rifle.
9 posted on 03/13/2006 11:51:58 AM PST by RedMonqey (People who don't who stand for something, will fall for anything.)
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To: JZelle

What is a 'military style' weapon?


10 posted on 03/13/2006 11:52:27 AM PST by conserv13
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To: JZelle; adam_az; American in Israel; Ancesthntr; aragorn; archy; Badray; buccaneer81; cc2k; ...
"I lived through what one of these weapons can do during the sniper shootings," Mr. Duncan said, referring to the shooting spree in October 2002...

The shooters fired one shot at a time. To ban all of the weapons capable of repeating that spree, they would have to ban every single rifle from .22LR on up, including single shot rifles.

11 posted on 03/13/2006 11:52:49 AM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

The car they used was a retired Police Car.

Maybe we should just crush then when the cops are done with them.

I dont think this character or O'<alley can beat Ehrlich, but you never know. What I do know is I would vote for any alzheimers patient in any nursing home in the world before I would vote for a Montgomery County liberal POS.


12 posted on 03/13/2006 11:54:14 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: JZelle

In separate legislation, Duncan will propose to ban sports cars in an effort to curtail roadway speeding.


13 posted on 03/13/2006 11:54:17 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: jazusamo

You are so right. Unfortunately, here in occupied country MD law enforcement is an ideology. This fat joker actually thought Ossifer Moose was competent enough to make him the COP.


14 posted on 03/13/2006 11:55:12 AM PST by battlecry
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To: Travis McGee
The shooters fired one shot at a time. To ban all of the weapons capable of repeating that spree, they would have to ban every single rifle from .22LR on up, including single shot rifles.

His point.

15 posted on 03/13/2006 11:59:20 AM PST by Lazamataz (We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them.)
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To: JZelle

Note to self. Place that order to 44mag.com this week and pick up some M193 as well.

My standard reaction when the left spouts this nonsense.


16 posted on 03/13/2006 12:04:04 PM PST by RogueIsland (.)
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To: conserv13

"What is a 'military style' weapon?"

One that looks scary, like those awful murdering military men.


17 posted on 03/13/2006 12:04:34 PM PST by kenth (Mi alce tiene gusto del queso.)
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To: conserv13
Everything but a BB gun.
18 posted on 03/13/2006 12:06:32 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: JZelle

I hate these lying idiots. Can't they go on a rant about something meaningful?


19 posted on 03/13/2006 12:08:39 PM PST by Sender (As water has no constant form, there are in war no constant conditions. Be without form. -Sun Tzu)
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To: battlecry
Ah yes, Ossifer Moose. He was the police chief of Portland, OR before he left for greener pastures in MA. Portland's not too far from where I live. I don't believe he was beloved here.
20 posted on 03/13/2006 12:17:54 PM PST by jazusamo (:Gregory was riled while Hume smiled:)
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To: Travis McGee
The stupid bastard would come closer to accomplishing his goal, if he banned Felons or executed them in Maryland...

One of the reasons I left that beautiful part of the country...(Chevy Chase/Bethesda area), is that is was clear the leftist lunatics and Turd World immigrants were taking over...

Thus proving, I was correct in my observations, predictions and rationale for leaving...

Lest you forgot...this is the SAME county that hired the racist and ignorant "Moose" as head of the Montgomery County Police -- which at one time was one of the PREMIRE police organizations in the country...(Most were former Marines)

Semper Fi

21 posted on 03/13/2006 12:20:21 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: JZelle

"on the streets"

Somebody, ANYBODY, please show me on which street one of these is lying and I'll be by to pick it up PRONTO.


22 posted on 03/13/2006 12:20:44 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: conserv13
Could have been one of these using that description:


23 posted on 03/13/2006 12:21:48 PM PST by stm (You can fix a lot of things, but you can't fix stupid)
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To: Travis McGee
To ban all of the weapons capable of repeating that spree, they would have to ban every single rifle from .22LR on up, including single shot rifles.

Yeah? So? That sounds like Doug Duncan's wet dream.

24 posted on 03/13/2006 12:24:29 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: battlecry
"a Democratic candidate for Maryland governor"

Makes him goofier than usual.

25 posted on 03/13/2006 12:28:47 PM PST by verity (The MSM is comprised of useless eaters)
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To: JZelle

This ought to cut down on all those damn drive-by bayonettings in MD and DC too...


26 posted on 03/13/2006 12:31:16 PM PST by BorisTheBulletDodger (/sarcasm)
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To: JZelle

No, see, if the rifle hadn't had a bayonet lug, all those people would've lived. Really. No?

Uh, how about maybe that the snipers were spraying shots indiscriminately on full auto? No? Single shots? Hmm.

I've got it. Those guns look VERY SCARY and make liberals pee themselves. Yeah. That's why they need to be banned.

Forget Texas and Arizona. I want to take up a collection to put up a damn security fence along the Potomac and the Chesapeake and keep Maryland's cooties out of Virginia!

}:-)4


27 posted on 03/13/2006 12:33:41 PM PST by Moose4 ("I will shoulder my musket and brandish my sword/In defense of this land and the word of the Lord")
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To: Travis McGee
To ban all of the weapons capable of repeating that spree, they would have to ban every single rifle from .22LR on up, including single shot rifles.

That's the idea, isn't it?

28 posted on 03/13/2006 12:41:34 PM PST by Noumenon (Yesterday's Communist sympathizers are today's terrorist sympathizers)
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To: river rat
The stupid bastard would come closer to accomplishing his goal, if he banned Felons or executed them in Maryland

Not true. His goal is not to reduce crime. A certaint level of crime is necessary for government to contintue to justify their expenditure on police, courts, etc. This little neo-national socialist's goal is to disarm law abiding citizens.

29 posted on 03/13/2006 12:49:46 PM PST by from occupied ga (Peace through superior firepower)
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To: verity
Makes him goofier than usual.

Makes him likely to win in Md.

30 posted on 03/13/2006 12:51:42 PM PST by from occupied ga (Peace through superior firepower)
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To: BorisTheBulletDodger
No doubt about it, these people must be stopped!!!

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31 posted on 03/13/2006 12:55:15 PM PST by stm (You can fix a lot of things, but you can't fix stupid)
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To: from occupied ga

You're correct, of course..

I SHOULD have said, "accomplishing his STATED goals".....

Semper Fi


32 posted on 03/13/2006 12:58:53 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat

Gary Owen


33 posted on 03/13/2006 1:02:12 PM PST by from occupied ga (Peace through superior firepower)
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To: Travis McGee

"one shot at a time."

wow. so it wasn't a side by side shotgun or similar barrelled derringer all so common to "snipers" now days.


34 posted on 03/13/2006 1:05:32 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Muslims pray to Allah, Allah prays to Chuck Norris.)
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To: Blue Jays
Hi All-

I just remember the horror of anonymous police officers in balaclavas yanking innocent men out of white delivery vans at gunpoint when that was the "alleged" escape vehicle. Let's get that side of the crimesolving equation addressed before we start banning inanimate objects.

It was a miracle that nobody was accidentally killed with that broadbrush approach to finding someone.

~ Blue Jays ~

35 posted on 03/13/2006 1:13:03 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
In separate legislation, Duncan will propose to ban sports cars in an effort to curtail roadway speeding.

Nah, sports cars are actually faster than other vehicles. A better analogy would be banning vehicles with wheel well flares or spoilers because they look too fast.

36 posted on 03/13/2006 1:22:06 PM PST by CGTRWK
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To: Blue Jays
horror of anonymous police officers in balaclavas yanking innocent men out of white delivery vans at gunpoint when that was the "alleged" escape

WHAT! don't you know that "the police are on our side?" < /sarcasm>

37 posted on 03/13/2006 1:23:46 PM PST by from occupied ga (Peace through superior firepower)
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To: JZelle

They're starting this crap again? Bastards never give up.


38 posted on 03/13/2006 1:26:15 PM PST by stevio (Red-Blooded American, Crunchy Con Male (NRA))
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To: from occupied ga

If you're a liberal lawyer in a three million dollar Potomac mansion, they are on your side!


39 posted on 03/13/2006 1:29:08 PM PST by CGTRWK
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To: JZelle
Mr. Duncan told reporters that he did not support further expansion of the state's gun-control laws beyond the proposed ban.

But he'd take it if it just happened to come along. If a gun controller's lips are moving he's lying.

40 posted on 03/13/2006 1:40:27 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: kenth

Rat definition: ANY magazine fed semi-automatic weapon.


41 posted on 03/13/2006 1:45:06 PM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Travis McGee

"To ban all of the weapons capable of repeating that spree, they would have to ban every single rifle from .22LR on up, including single shot rifles."


They intend to.

Remember: They won't ban your "hunting rifle"; they'll call it an "assault rifle" first.


42 posted on 03/13/2006 3:20:47 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: CodeToad

Just wait for President Hillary, and AG Spitzer.


43 posted on 03/13/2006 8:27:27 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee

great. I was thinking of sleeping tonight.


44 posted on 03/13/2006 8:30:36 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: CodeToad

Don't forget to BLOAT, and add to your PM's. Lead, steel, copper, silver, gold.


45 posted on 03/13/2006 8:53:14 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee

My next is boat. must think MB and boat.


46 posted on 03/13/2006 8:57:03 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: stm; jazusamo
: John Muhammed could have shot people just as effectively with a .223 caliber bolt action rifle as a Bushmaster AR-15

>

Remington 722 in .222Magnum (available from 1950)

47 posted on 03/13/2006 9:09:42 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Red meat, we were meant to eat it - Meat and Livestock Australia)
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To: CodeToad

I want to be mobile, that's for sure.


48 posted on 03/13/2006 9:10:11 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Oztrich Boy


Is that a Unertl scope on that 722?


49 posted on 03/13/2006 9:16:44 PM PST by jazusamo (:Gregory was riled while Hume smiled:)
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To: Travis McGee


I guess my dinky little Charleville is OK






50 posted on 03/14/2006 7:31:58 PM PST by devolve (<center> <img src="http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/c105/007access/911A.gif" border="20"> </center>)
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