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Franken Backs Assault Weapon Ban
keyc.tv ^ | January 30, 2013 | Ryan Gustafson

Posted on 01/30/2013 9:36:01 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

MANKATO, Minn. -

Senator Al Franken has lined up in support of a proposed assault weapons ban.

Like many on Capitol Hill, it was the mass murder of 26 people, including 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut that has led Senator Al Franken to get behind, and even offer amendments to a massive assault weapons ban being discussed in Congress.

"I believe in the 2nd Amendment. I believe people have the fundamental right to own a gun for hunting, for collection, for protection, for sport. I don't believe that the assault weapons are needed, we've seen so many of these tragedies."

The proposed bill also includes a ban on any magazine hold over ten rounds, and Franken is focusing on mental health treatment in amendments of his own.

Gun groups are fighting the bans, saying it could be a slippery slope toward a complete gun ban, citing the far smaller amount of deaths from guns designated as assault weapons, versus the more widely-owned hand guns.

Responding to that argument, Franken says, "As far as the slippery slope is concerned, we already ban machine guns, automatic weapons. This is about a very small subset of semi-automatic weapons. Your deer rifle is a semi-automatic rifle. [AR-15s] are not needed for hunting."


TOPICS: US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
Franken signals support for assault weapons ban - January 17, 2013 - "I've always supported the Second Amendment rights of Minnesotans to own firearms for collection, protection, and sport. But I also think we need to find a balance between those rights and the safety of our children and our communities. I co-sponsored legislation to ban large clips like those used in so many mass shootings. I also support the principle that we should reinstate a ban on assault weapons, and I will carefully review any proposal to do that. We need to make sure we don't have weapons out there that are really designed for the battlefield, and not for hunting."

1 posted on 01/30/2013 9:36:08 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The fake senator shows fake support for the 2A.


2 posted on 01/30/2013 9:39:56 PM PST by bicyclerepair (toodamtall1@yahoo.com)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
They've got me confused with someone who gives a (BLEEP) what MN has sent to the US Senate who is just slightly stupider than who they sent from the WWF to the Governor's seat a few years back!!!

Minnesota! Ain't you got any good sense any more??? Shazzam!!! I ashamed I graduated high school in your land of 10000 leeks!!!

3 posted on 01/30/2013 9:45:07 PM PST by SierraWasp (Mark Twain said: "It's easier to fool someone than to convince them they've been fooled!!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
What we "need" is an upgraded version of something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QcfZGDvHU8

4 posted on 01/30/2013 9:55:11 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Tailgunner Joe
We need to make sure we don't have weapons out there that are really designed for the battlefield, and not for hunting."

I have an idea, Al. You contend that these semi-autos belong on the battlefield. You go to any Marine or army infantry unit, and offer to substitute these AR-15s you claim are "weapons of war" for their M4 carbines, or any other weapon they have. I'd be very surprised if you had more than ZERO takers! Because these are NOT weapons designed for battle. They're just rifles designed to LOOK LIKE military weapons. Sort of like claiming that hood scoops and racing stripes on a car makes it a racer which needs to be banned from city streets and highways!

Mark

5 posted on 01/30/2013 10:05:01 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Roughly 200 prisoners voted for Franken in 2008 in violation of the law.

Those votes allowed Franken to win.

And he’s worried about guns?


6 posted on 01/30/2013 10:07:05 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce

If he votes that way he will not be reelected.


7 posted on 01/30/2013 10:13:50 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Oh, the guy in the diapers and bunny ears who is not a real senator.


8 posted on 01/30/2013 10:37:34 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Franken supports the gun grab? Now there is a news flash!


9 posted on 01/30/2013 10:46:49 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: oldenuff2no

....right....


10 posted on 01/30/2013 10:51:39 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

11 posted on 01/30/2013 10:53:52 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Franken is focusing on mental health treatment in amendments consideration of his own.

Fixed it.

12 posted on 01/30/2013 11:16:46 PM PST by Ackackadack
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To: SierraWasp

I sympathize. I am, unfortunately, originally from the great communist state of Illinois. What an absolute dreck of a state, politically speaking. At least they’ll get their comeuppance soon enough, just as soon as other people’s money runs out.


13 posted on 01/30/2013 11:39:46 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Myrddin

I’m a liar, a fool, a fraud, and I’m lower than whale s#it, and doggone it, people hate me!


14 posted on 01/31/2013 1:42:37 AM PST by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
This is a surprise? Was there ever doubt? Of course he supports it. The real news nugget is buried a little diaper...ugh, I mean deeper... '

Franken is focusing on mental health treatment in amendments of his own.

About time. He needs to amend his mental health.


15 posted on 01/31/2013 2:17:13 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Tzimisce

Roughly 200 prisoners voted for Franken in 2008 in violation of the law.

Those votes allowed Franken to win.

And he’s worried about guns?


Stands to reason: “Make more people “criminals”, and it’ll increase my margin!”


16 posted on 01/31/2013 2:23:06 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m sure there are NO hunters or gun enthustiats in Minnesota.
Just a bunch of loons who elected this smarmy ass who represents Minnesota perfectly


17 posted on 01/31/2013 3:16:31 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How was this guy EVER in play? Oh yea, he wanted to get re-elected in 2014. Well he got what he needs, a Senate that still take 60 votes to advance legislation, so he can support grabbing guns, knowing that it will never pass.


18 posted on 01/31/2013 4:23:05 AM PST by BobL
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To: Joe Boucher

Well.....maybe not so much. Minnesota is one of several states where a rural, conservative majority is dominated by the liberal politics of one large city:

Minnesota: Minneapolis-St. Paul
Illinois: Chicago
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia
New York: NYC
Washington: Seattle
Iowa: Des Moines (believe it or not)

I’m sure there are plenty of seething gun owners/hunters in Minnesota. Look at the crooked politics that got Franken elected.


19 posted on 01/31/2013 4:27:06 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

“I’m sure there are plenty of seething gun owners/hunters in Minnesota. Look at the crooked politics that got Franken elected”

Yes, there are,. However, there is also a good number of gun-owning libs who believe that no one “needs” an assault rifle or large-capacity magazines.


20 posted on 01/31/2013 4:38:11 AM PST by MNGal
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To: elcid1970

I’m well aware of Minnesota’s demographics being similar to Illinois.
My bet is there are loads of hunting gun owners in the twin cities also.


21 posted on 01/31/2013 4:49:31 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Tailgunner Joe

22 posted on 01/31/2013 4:55:54 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: MarkL
"We need to make sure we don't have weapons out there that are really designed for the battlefield, and not for hunting."

Franken agrees with the ChiComs, and Pres. Obama.


23 posted on 01/31/2013 4:59:25 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: MNGal

“For behold, the Fudds ye have always with you.”

;^)


24 posted on 01/31/2013 5:08:07 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Myrddin

Please tell me this foot of Senator Frankenstein is photoshopped.


25 posted on 01/31/2013 5:21:20 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

26 posted on 01/31/2013 5:40:42 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: bicyclerepair

I back an Al Franken ban.


27 posted on 01/31/2013 11:14:30 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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