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New York Governor: Gun Confiscation on the Table

Euripides Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 3:04 PM
All these anti-gun liberals keep harping on "assault rifles," with no understanding of what they are talking about. The only reason these ideologues keep mentioning them is because 1) the guns "look" scary, 2) they sound as though Americans are wielding military issue automatics, 3) they can scare the mindless masses into thinking that these politicians are "doing something" to make Americans safer. What a load of lies and misleading rhetoric.
paddy o'furniture Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 3:10 PM
Lefties love to use the term "assault weapon" because there is no clear definition of it's meaning. Think about it....what firearm is NOT an assault weapon.

Ed Schulz, the brain-deficient spewer from MSNBC, thinks semi-automatic handguns are assault weapons. That should be a clue as to what the lefties are up to......
Charles SWVA Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 4:36 PM
"Think about it....what firearm is NOT an assault weapon."

Yes they are are assault weapons. By law, assault means to put one in fear of . . ."

I like to think of them as "battery" weapons. By law, battery means to inflict harm.

When a gun is used, it is an assault weapon for a very short time, it can be a battery weapon for a very very very long time. Thus it can be an assault and battery.
FranksNBeans Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 3:07 PM
They are in no way interested in solving gun deaths. This is all about control. Is it any wonder why none of the gun laws they pass have done nothing to stop the types of shootings we had last Friday?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting his gun control proposals ready and they're looking pretty unconstitutional.

He added that he was focusing his attention on changing state laws restricting the possession of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. The governor described the state’s existing ban on those items as having “more holes than Swiss cheese.”

“I don’t think legitimate sportsmen are going to say, ‘I need an assault weapon to go hunting,’ ” he said. At the same time, he noted that he owns a shotgun that he has used for hunting, and...

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