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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

DSMike Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 11:14 AM
Does not matter the hunting rifles that are semi-auto are not on the list. That is why it is dumb, it is a law about form not function....if it looks like a military weapon it must be bad.

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...