Skip to comments.Lieberman, Democrats want ban on assault weapons
Posted on 12/16/2012 6:25:59 PM PST by quantim
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic lawmakers and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that military-style assault weapons should be banned and that a national commission should be established to examine mass shootings in the United States.
The proposals were among the first to come from Congress in the wake of Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
"Assault weapons were developed for the U.S. military, not commercial gun manufacturers," Lieberman said before a vigil Sunday night in Newtown.
"This is a moment to start a very serious national conversation about violence in our society, particularly about these acts of mass violence," said the Connecticut senator, who is retiring next month.
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Leftists should be banned, they have killed far more than assault weapons have.
We're supposed to use pea shooters??
All they will be doing is creating a black market.
I am so sick of seeing the name Joe Lieberman.
He cannot leave soon enough to suit me.,
9:30, tomorrow morning, gun dealers in the US will quietly add $200 to the price of every black rifle in inventory...
I still haven’t heard where “assault weapons” were used in this shooting. What’s up with the fuzz? Why are they withholding this information? Waiting for their “messiah” to finish his speech or what?
Does this mean that those Dems who have armed guards protecting them will no longer be armed too? I know, I just made a funny
We don’t need new gun control laws. We need better lunatic control laws. Tuscon, the bat man movie shooter, and now this horrific episode . . . Rampage shootings are almost exclusively perpetrated by the dangerously unbalanced.
But as a social order, we are so hung up on “stigmatizing the handicapped” that we refuse to throw these dangerous sickos in the booby hatch were they belong. Look hard at the nearly inconceivably horrifying carnage in Connecticut; that is the price we are paying because we are afraid of looking “mean”.
You mean like, “The Projects” in the 60’s?
We can’t keep mass murdering muslims off planes because they have a right to travel but banning guns is OK?
How about banning violent video games? The last three mass murderers, this one, Aurora, and Oregon, were all young males who were video game nuts. They all three dressed up like their game “heroes” and shot the place up. If there ever is a cause and effect, this is it.
Did Loserman forget to turn on his brain today?
EVERY MASS SHOOTING IN THE US EXCEPT ONE SINCE WWIII HAS OCCURRED IN A SO-CALLED “GUN FREE ZONE.” WE SHOULD BAN THOSE!
Yes, shout it!!!
Just wait. Sen. “I can carry a gun but you can’t” Feinstein is talking about banning possession, not just future sales.
Good for Cong Gohmert.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, was the sole representative of gun rights' activists on the various Sunday talk shows. In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Gohmert defended the sale of assault weapons and said that the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School, who authorities say died trying to overtake the shooter, should herself have been armed.
Liberal policies have laid waste to more cities than nuclear weapons.
I have read a few posts on FR suggesting that the murderer actually used an AR-15 for most of the killings. Supposedly a Saiga or similar was in the trunk. I hope that I am wrong and that he used only the pistols, but it won’t matter to the Left. Remember that the Brady Campaign madness began over a humble .22 caliber pistol. Don’t even bother with the actual definition of “assault weapon.” These people want anything that goes bang and could be used to carry out the original purpose of the Second Amendment.
To a leftist, an ‘assault weapon’ is any weapon ever used in an assault. It is commie propaganda to scare uninformed people.
THEN they will be happy and they can manipulate everything we think, eat, live, etc.
Oh happy days.........!
Several reports have the Bushmaster being the murder weapon.
The Medical Examiner found that all the victims were killed with .223.
I hope Boner does not push something treasonous through the House. Senator McStupid would join Leiberman to give him a piece of American freedom and some American blood for his retirement present.
The ME said that, but there is video of police taking it FROM THE TRUNK. See the interview with Blumenthal.
The mother had 3 weapons. So, if the little ones were killed with a .223, who was the 2nd shooter? Who was the guy in cuffs on the ground at the fire station?
My thought exactly Let’s ban bodyguards and those armed assasins that protect the political class. We’ll see how longt before Leiberman and Hollywood Celebs are applying for their CCW permit
Hope some of humanity lives long enough for some judge to order the muzzie footbaths to get ripped out of Ann Arbor.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that military-style assault weapons should be banned and that a national commission should be established to examine mass shootings in the United States.
That would mean my 9mm Smith and Wesson would be banned. Military troops use it in combat that would indicate it is an assault weapon.
Automatic weapons, Machine guns, etc all ALL already banned for civilian ownership .
All this talk is just silly political nonsense that will NEVER do anything to protect a child
I am all for banning bodyguards for those Hollywood leftists who are for “Gun control” they spew their hate for guns but make money off of gun violence in their movies and TV shows. You can’t even get near a celebrity without being escorted away by their armed guard. Such hypocrites but what do you expect, they are leftists..hypocrisy is their middle name
What exactly does the .223 mean in terms of the Bushmaster? Is that they type of amo or the power of the gun - how many rounds are shot per second?
Those are footbaths?
I wondered where the toilet paper was.
Read this story..Id post it myself but dont know how to post(Been on this site for so long but dont know how to post, I know pretty pathetic isnt it LOL)
Waiting for the media to call for a ban on BBQ Forks..those things can be deadly
An “assault” weapon is a semi automatic rifle, with a pistol grip, a collapse able stock, a magazine that can hold more than 30 rounds, a flash suppressor and bayonet lug.
Except you can buy pre ban mags, and you can pin a stock, and you don’t really need a bayonet lug.
Tell me how that changes any damned thing?
Yeah. Assault weapon = any semi-automatic firearm
Joe Liebermann is possibly the dumbest Congressman to come down the pike since “Dollar Bill” Bradley of New Jersey, and that says a lot.
NOW is the time to send those whores in Congress letters telling them NO MORE GUN LAWS - enforce the ones you have!!!
It’s the diameter of the projectile, or caliber. This rifle shoots bullets that are 0.223 inch in diameter.
Ban semi-automatic forceps!
Are these asshats going to take all the semi-auto “military” rifles away from all non-military in this country, including local, state and federal LEOs?
Anyone remember these attacks on school children?
Thank you -
What is an assault weapon? Seriously...that is a very vague term. What exactly is an assault weapon and what is not an assault weapon?
They want civil war.
Second Amendment ...the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof...
...the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
With 0 on watch “assault weapon”s will be expanded to include handguns within the next few years. Incrementalism is the tool of government andthe same way armies advanced and conquered territories for millennia; same method; different scale.
With 0 on watch “assault weapon”s will be expanded to include handguns within the next few years. Incrementalism is the tool of government to accomplish end objectives and the very same way armies advanced and conquered territories for millennia one step at a time; same method; different scale.
A big part of the problem is them enforcing the laws already on the books.
The problem is that the “lunatics” have “rights”...far more rights, it appears, then law abiding gun owners who aren’t mentally ill.
Why is it that no one wanted to ban jet aircraft after 9/11??
“Police believe most of the shots came from a Bushmaster .223, a semi-automatic assault rifle.”
Most vs All?
I cannot believe the inconsistencies that are in the press related to this mass murder.
The MSM coverage is the worst I have ever seen. Reminds me of the lies from Benghazi.
A “very serious national conversation about violence in our society” is nothing but code words for another attempt by the left to disarm the people.
‘Assault weapon’ will be redefined as any weapon with a barrel.
That is curiously absent. I have heard it described it as a Bushmaster in .223 caliber, but I have not heard it called an assault weapon.