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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

David578 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 3:25 PM
First of all. the word is "fewer", as opposed to "less". Second, while I think you are right about whites eventually becoming a minority, I don't know how you jump from that to a reduction in assault weapons? Just so you know, the vast majority of firearm deaths are black on black street crime. So statistically speaking, the change in demographics will lead to increased firearm deaths.

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...