Skip to comments.WILLIE BROWN: Assault weapons have no place on streets
Posted on 03/29/2009 9:21:14 AM PDT by SmithL
If there's one lesson to be learned from the tragedy in Oakland, it's that there should be no debate about taking assault weapons off the streets.
There is no civil liberties issue here. There is no justification for an AK-47 in private hands. Period.
There used to be a nationwide ban on assault rifles, until it expired in 2004. We should bring it back.
As for what to do in high-crime neighborhoods, I've been there, and the only answer is to be tough.
Public safety cannot be subjected to popularity. You've got to execute on the basis of what you believe will make it safe, and you've got to be prepared to take the heat.
Police departments are paramilitary organizations. They can't be made up of social workers. Officers risk their lives every day, and you've got to back them.
If there's an incident like the BART police shooting of Oscar Grant, you have to be decisive as well. Investigations have to be quick and they have to be thorough.
But regardless of the rhetoric you hear in some street protests, this is not the '60s.
In the '60s, African Americans didn't have all the protections we have now.
We didn't have power in the cities, with people like Elihu Harris or myself as mayors. We didn't have Eric Holder as attorney general. We didn't have Barack Obama as president.
We're past the time when people weren't being served at lunch counters because they were black.
It's a new day and we should be living in it, not always looking back.
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But after you get past his boilerplate, anti-gun language, he makes some outstanding points.
the time you really need the 2nd amendment is when they try to take it away.
Willie boy, it aint about hunting, its about freedom and regime change in governments that refuse to give the people that freedom.
Willie Brown is too stupid and ignorant opf the reasons for the Second Amen dment. to understand it, much less have an opinion that is’t a waste of time.
***In the ‘60s, African Americans didn’t have all the protections we have now.***
Obviously mot a fan of the quote...”When someone burns a cross in your yard the best firehose is an AK-47!”....General Laney (head of the Motor City Sportsman’s Association)
I read the weapon used in the Okland shootings was really an SKS.
>>>There is no justification for an AK-47 in private hands. Period.<<<
Of course. I’ll defend my liberty with a mocha latte and some really killer bud from the free clinic. *sheesh*
“Police departments are paramilitary organizations.”
Yes, and the Fed government basically made them that way.
Hi Willie. Long time no see.
How’s your bastard daughter doing?
Well, you've never been to Iraq, Willie.
Gosh, that's so specific and succinct. I never looked at it that way before. I've seen the light!
Yer an idiot, Willie.
This world ain't perfect.
Some want to put us into the dark ages while they live in a skyscraper.
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Sorry, but the last time that I checked the only people that wanted assault weapons on the street were liberals. So Brown is a hypocrite.
Why...they insist on keeping killers and gang-bangers out of jail (you know, the ones who carry around assault weapons). Keep them in jail (or execute them) and the problem with assault weapons on the streets is gone.
WILLIE BROWN: Assault weapons have no place on streets
Willie Brown IS an assault weapon...he should be kept off the streets.
In any case, it is against the law to kill policemen...
I think it was on another board.. but yes.. the weapon was an SKS modified to take AK mags.
Willie Brown is a moron.
1) The murderer was already prohibited by state and federal law to own a firearm, yet he had two. Where was the probation officer?
2) California already has strict laws on firearms and still felons/criminals disregard them. The only people penalized are lawful citizens not criminals because they don’t pay attention to pesky ‘laws’.
3) Willie favors removing a Constitutional Right. What does that make Ol’e Willie? A despot.