Skip to comments.Average Americans don't need assault weapons
Posted on 07/29/2012 8:40:38 PM PDT by redreno
CNN) -- To all of you gun lovers, feel free to go buy your Glock, shotgun, hunting rifle, .22 pistol, .357 Magnum or any of the other guns at your disposal.
But you do not need an AK-47.
For some, it's too soon to discuss gun reform, a little more than one week after the mass killings in Aurora, Colorado. I disagree. Too many Americans are being killed by guns every day; this most recent heinous tragedy should not keep us from having a rational debate.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
The same old arguments. It feels like 1989 in California all over again!
I read one account of the Stockton schoolyard massacre that made it sound like the gun was floating in the air, killing the kids, and Patrick Purdy was desperately hanging on to the gun trying to make it stop.
Some journalists need to be confined, for their safety and ours.
I’ll make you a deal - you don’t tell me what I need and I won’t tell you about the enema YOU need!!
Obama's working on those, too.
This isn’t an editorial. It’s verbal diarrhea.
It’s not like the AK-47 (as in 1947, Roland, you ignorant putz) is new technology. The version available to most Americans is semi-automatic, unlike the selective fire weapon that soldiers use. Why denounce this particular rifle now? It wasn’t even the firearm present at the crime that prompted this outpouring of ignorance.
The semi-auto rifle used, with that 100 round magazine that has Roland’s panties in a bunch, jammed. I haven’t seen the details about who got hit by what from the police reports, but if the media reports are accurate (big if, as always) the majority of the damage done was with a shotgun and a couple Glock pistols that Roland deems to be A-OK. Even from a pro gun-control perspective, the stupidity of what passes for reasoning here is painful.
The only reason this sorry excuse for an editorial was written is because the boss of CNN, Obama the Bumbler, emitted his own spew about AK-47s, and his lesser minions are now eagerly smearing it around like the slavering lapdogs they are.
CNN is tanking, and with drivel like this being passed off as serious editorials, it’s about time.
Well dang, you beat me to it. Need and a right are not related at all, as you stated so well.
The gun is not the problem, the person is.
“If its a RIGHT, then we do not need to provide you with a NEED.”
That is well said, Sir.
Not much more I should add, except that I see that some of the comments on the CNN site suggest that times are different today than when the Constitution was written and it was mainly muskets that folks would possess and for the purpose of a militia.
Maybe true. But maybe not.
With the same basis for their position, the Internet didn’t exist when the Constitution was written, so does that mean that the Right to Free Speech isn’t necessary today?
I think NOT.
Damn, our Founding Fathers had some great foresight.
Average Americans don’t need ...
... smoke alarms ...
... air bags ...
... seat belts ...
... fire extinguishers ...
... first aid kits ...
... more than one vehicle ...
... that list can go on and on.
The average American doesn’t need newspapers either ...
Just another a-hole who doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Setting aside “need” vs desire vs RIGHT ... (and Jefferson explained WHY we have the need to guard that RIGHT, in explaining the NEED for the Second Amendment that enshrines it.)
U.S. Murders: All 13,636; Hands and Feet 801; Assault Rifles: less than 348 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2912115/posts
As the post makes clear, the “assault” rifles number includes ALL rifles, as FBI stats don’t break down type of rifle used in a murder. It is a proxy for an agenda.
.303 I presume.
I’m glad he thinks it’s o-k for us to have our hunting rifles.
Kind of like a Liberator pistol, a good hunting rifle can be used to acquire additional weapons once the shooting starts.
At one time, you could, and people did...then a bunch of nannies....
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