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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

alex372 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 9:54 AM
An AR-15 is NOT an assault weapon. It is a semi-automatic rifle, that looks super macho, period! Assault weapons are only available to military and law enforcement. Stop the nonsense
Seawolf Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 10:11 AM
So you are saying we should roll over and allow them to ban or confiscate semi-autos.? How about shotguns, semi auto's out, pumps OK? Handguns... revolvers OK semi-s no..what's next, fixed ammo out, black powder OK camels nose anyone? Shall not be infringed...PERIOD.

By now, we’ve heard the argument about semi-automatic "assault" rifles: nobody needs one. We’ve heard the only reason why someone would obtain this kind of weapon is so they can kill people, which is far from the truth. We’ve also heard the argument from both the Left and the Right that a pistol is how someone protects their home.

"I really don’t know why people need assault weapons. I’m not a hunter but I understand people who want to hunt," Republican Rep. Peter King said on Morning Joe earlier this week. "I understand people who live in rough neighborhoods...