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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

aquinnelly Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 10:25 PM
deprog, you said, "Only a fool will allow himself to be manipulated by it. " I read that and my first thought was "Please Lord, Don't let us have very many Republican "fools". Then I realized JUST what I was asking.

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...