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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

Bill999 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 8:36 PM
Sorry, but did you miss what happened on November 6, 2012? Too late, they already have taken control.
oldguy52 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 3:38 AM
If you want to be defenseless that is certainly your right. I'm just fine with that and will mind my own business.

Now if you would just mind yours, we wouldn't have a problem.
Marie150 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 9:36 PM
People do not normally see the absence of something. On the other hand when we moved to Chicago were told if we ever got off the freeway on the wrong exit we may never be seen again. Are you saying farpstabber1 that there aren't places that you would avoid because of crime?
Marie150 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 9:32 PM
Is that something you would actually see? I lived in Texas for a while near many army officers. We never ever worried about crime. Never worried about whether our doors were locked.

farpstabber1 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 9:05 PM
Yes, I can't even tell you how often I've seen good people with guns preventing chaos and crime. Must be several, maybe a few .... actually I've never seen it. Well, maybe I wasn't paying attention.
Marie150 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 8:53 PM
I think good people with guns prevent chaos and crime.

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...