Skip to comments.Panetta: People Don’t ‘Need’ Assault Rifles
Posted on 01/17/2013 1:34:01 PM PST by Sir Napsalot
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told troops at a military base in Italy that only soldiers needed assault weapons.
Asked by a soldier what President Barack Obama would do to protect school children from gun violence without infringing Americans right to own guns, Panetta said action was needed after the attack on a Connecticut school in December in which a gunman killed 20 children and six adults.
He told members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team at Vicenza that there were areas where steps could be taken,
I mean who the hell needs armor-piercing bullets except you guys in battle?
In the aftermath of the Connecticut shooting the latest mass killing in the United States on a list that includes Columbine in 1999 and Virginia Tech in 2007 Obama launched the biggest gun-control push in generations.
He asked Congress on Wednesday to approve an assault weapons ban and background checks for all gun buyers.
Panetta, who is on a week-long trip to Europe, was President Bill Clintons chief of staff when the United States banned the sale of assault weapons in the 1990s.
Unfortunately that ban went out of effect, he said.
He added that he was an enthusiastic hunter.
Ive been duck hunting since I was 10-years-old. I love to hunt and I love to be able to share that joy with my kids. But for the life of me, I dont know why the hell people have to have an assault weapon.
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Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA ordinary citizens dont need guns, as their having guns doesnt serve the State. Heinrich Himmler
Ghost of a past we don't want repeats. Sent chills to my being.
We don’t “need” a pResident like Br0nc0. (Or a War Secretary to lecture us.)
Panetta’s own SON is a Navy intel guy:
Would you trust the word of a guy who let his son’s co-workers DIE..?
Rioting SWAT teams?
Hes read the Declaration of Independence and understands the Second Amendment.
He is one of the oppressors disarming the patriots who would remove the oppressors by force. He knows this is not about hunting or the children.
Aren’t armor piercing bullets already banned for the general public? H.R.3132 became Public law on 8/28/1986 Law No: 99-408
Only Mexican drug cartel members need them...
Seizing weapons and ammunition was the prelude to the Revoltionary War.
UNLESS you’re being assaulted, pinheadda.
Taking away assault guns is proof in itself that people need assault guns.
He’s right. They don’t need them but they want them and the point is that banning them is either just a symbolic act or just the beginning.
nobody needs a government that runs massive deficits, funds abortion, Solyndra and gives foreign aid to our enemies either.
Define armor piercing.
Pan Pizza NEEDS to get a different job.
Since when is there a needs test for Bill of Rights protection?
Why should a sec of def have an opinion that matters on domestic policy?
And besides, if i was a politician like him, i would worry more about a scoped 308 waaaay more than some silly assault rifle.
“Ive been duck hunting since I was 10-years-old...”
Don’t Duck Hunters use the ultimate assault weapon: a semi-auto shotgun?
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