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Gun Appreciation Day Draws Huge Crowds to State Capitals Nationwide

AmyDB Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 1:57 AM
Jeanie said... Better yet, why don't you tell the families of those slaughtered in Newtown to "suck it up" because you have your damned 2nd amendment rights to own assault weapons whose sole purpose is for the killing of humans ____________________ Sorry child but I'm mature enough to know it's not the tool, no matter what tool was used, it's the mind behind the tool that does the damage. Now a question for you....What is an "assault weapon"? You condemn them so freely but do you even know what one is?
Loiso12013 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 2:01 AM
why is it so hard to accept that some firearms should not be available to the general public? We don't live in Somalia - last time I checked.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 2:22 AM
Because you insist that firearms which should be available to the people should not be. The problem is that you insist that guns be banned merely because of their appearance. You have been told over and over that the function is the same regardless of appearance, but seem unable to accept that fact. It is mere unreasoning obstinancy, as far as we can tell. What is it about the FUNCTION of semi-automatic that you dislike?
jeanhart Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 1:58 AM
Not going to play your game. Give me a good reason for needing an assault weapon.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 2:13 AM
Suppressing enemy fire while assaulting an entrenched position. You can't do that with what you call so stubbornly and mindlessly an assault weapon when someone who actually knows something about the subject repeatedly has told you it is not. Pure obstinancy in clinging to a false and conventional idea is the hallmark of a bigoted mind.
AmyDB Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 1:58 AM
You do realize that an Aramlite Rifle-15 isn't an assault rifle don't you?
You do realize that the AR-15 usual chambered round, .223, isn't high powered don't you?
Gun Appreciation Day, a grassroots movement started in response to President Obama and Washington Democrats' recent rhetoric on gun control, drew big crowds to state capitols nationwide that consisted of strong supporters of the Second Amendment. The show of strength by gun supporters couldn't go unnoticed.

Thousands showed up in New York, where Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a new strict gun control measure designed to make "assault weapons" illegal and limit magazine sizes. In areas of the country where open-carry is allowed, supporters proudly - and responsibly - exercised their Second Amendment rights.

In Boston,...

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