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Gun Control Takes Center Stage

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 9:13 AM
There is no such thing as an assault weapon, which Feinstein et al appear to be too stupid and ignorant to realize. As a matter of fact, the Department of Homeland Security placed an order for guns that meet every one of Feinstein's criteria, and they are called Personal Defense Weapons. So either the entire DHS is lying, or Feinstein is. (Not that both of them don't have a track record for absurb prevarications.)
Texas Chris Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 11:39 AM
Doc, I would caution against engaging in the "assault weapons" debate. If we allow it to come down to what weapons "they" allow "us", then we lose the "shall not be infringed" argument.

We should be pushing to repeal the FFA of 38, which also violates the letter and intent of the Second Amendment.
vietnamvet Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 11:49 AM
To help take attention away from 'assault weapons', start using the new 'acceptable to gun owners' term ... "modern sporting rifle".

It is even used in the article above.

Let it become the only way that ARs and AKs (and others) are referred to, and make the term so common that people forget to use 'assault weapons' in their speech.

The race to further the gun-control agenda in the wake of last month’s tragic shooting by a crazed gunman in Newtown, Connecticut is moving into high gear. The Grand Old Lady of Gun Control, California Senator Diane Feinstein, last week introduced a bill that not only seeks to reinstate the 1994 “Federal Assault Weapons Ban” (AWB), but goes far beyond the scope of the earlier law (which expired a decade later) in undermining Second Amendment protections for law abiding Americans.

Feinstein’s proposal specifically targets 157 modern sporting rifles -- or, as she almost gleefully refers to them, “assault weapons.” In...