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Posted on 07/23/2012 10:02:32 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
The AR-15 rifle that James Holmes allegedly used to kill moviegoers in last weeks mass shooting is no longer subject to federal restrictions. A federal ban on assault weapons expired in 2004, but few have yet demanded its reinstatement in the wake of the Aurora shooting.
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Morons in the press think that it’s all about appearance. An AR15 military style semi-automatic rifle is horrible, but it’s Sporter version is just fine! Never mind that they are functionally equivalent! It’s that nasty flash suppressor and the pistol grip that are the “killer” features. Oh and lets’ not forget the utility rail, because so many folks mount their bayonets before going to the movie theater!
Under the old assault weapons law a magazine holding more than 10 rounds was not allowed except those grandfathered in. Would the limited magazine capacity have done anything?
The Left’s emphasis on “assault rifles” to reduce crime related deaths makes little sense as handguns are the “weapon of choice” for gang bangers, etc. However if the intent is to disarm any resistance to tyranny . . .
Banning guns from someone wanting to commit mass murder would be as effective as our illegal drug laws.
The shooter was a liberal who participated in OWS in San Diego. So I propose a compromise. Liberals are not allowed to own “assault” weapons of any kind. In fact, the most they can own is a can of pepper spray.
A lighter and a popcorn pail full of gas soaked rags would have had pretty much the same effect.
They infringe on how we use the firearms by little arguments of style in the gun in the law. There is a planned method to this ATF detail madness. It’s creepy, their little hands and fingers all over our guns like this. It’s a method of control and surrender, a psyops.
I am quite sure that there is a law against murder in Colorado. Likewise, there are laws against threatening people, and I rather doubt that the shooter in this case had a legal right to even carry a firearm outside of his own home (except to/from a shooting range or gun store).
Bottom line: none of those laws Stopped crimes from being committed, nor saved anyone. Just as logical, no gun control law would have saved these people, either - because this guy was clearly capable of making bombs. Gun control only affects the otherwise law-abiding, it has exactly ZERO effect on those intent on committing crimes of one type or another.
Maybe the writer of this stupid screed should consider that there are literally about 250 million firearms in this country, and that any serious attempt to control firearms would involve a MASSIVE denial of the most basic human right (that of self-protection), to say nothing of the destruction of at least the 4th and 5th Amendment. For “gun control” to work, you’d have to take away ALL of the firearms from 85-90 million people (good luck with that one, BTW), and make damned sure that no other guns were imported illegally (most likely by the drug gangs, which are “rumored” to have hundreds of pipelines into this country from multiple foreign sources), and that no one with the expertise decided to manufacture guns in their basement or garage (and there are literally hundreds of thousands with that capacity). Simply put, the advocates of gun control are asking for no more and no less than the imposition of a massive totalitarian state...something that the 2nd Amendment is specifically designed to prevent. What they will get if they are allowed to make a serious attempt is a 2nd Civil War, one that would make the carnage of the first one look like 2 little kids having a fight in a sandbox.
FMCDH - Molon Labe, a$$clowns!
We can ban “assault rifles” all day long but it won’t do any good until we start doing something with maggots like the boy with the Ronald McDonald haircut.
How to commit mass murder with no guns.
Perfectly honorable, humble maggots are grossly insulted at this remark.
Of course he was OWS. If it had been otherwise, it would have a “hang the Zimmerman right white winger” case all over for the good civic cause of the populace and example making.
We are run by pink terrorism enablers.
These kid is a Bill Ayer with more brains.
It’s the Big Bang THeory ticket of influence. It starts in entertainment to woe the scientist types to the pink side.
Check it out.
IT is about crippling us and dumbing us. It is more psychological and a mindset.
THose who cannot deal with guns have given up somewhere, and this is what the state wants: slaves and a slave mentality.
THe guns in and of themselves, they really do not care, sort of, they just want to see if we are pliable and they will keep testing.
This testing should be punished. It is totally disrespectful.
When you discover that most of the deaths and injuries resulted from buckshot delivered by the Remington 870, pump-action shotgun, what will be your solution then?