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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

Elizabeth420 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 1:37 PM
Sutter: More name calling. What did I post that brought that on? See, we do try to engage in civil discourse &/or reasoned debate, although you've proven it is next to impossible to engage in a battle of wits with a group of unarmed people . . .

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...