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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

alex372 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 9:59 AM
Confirmation that Representative Peter King wants to ban assault weapons! How many other Republicans share Peter King's sentiments?
hagar2 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 10:16 AM
He is anti gun and the lead Republican (?) on the DHS committee and supports NDAA etc
gary395 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 10:08 AM
does Peter King want to ban the assault weapons in Mexico, that was furnished by the democratic party.

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...