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Baltimore County Police Chief Misleads America About Assault Weapons "On the Street"

FranksNBeans Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 3:15 PM
And what they also don't tell us his how these bans will reduce the number of "assault weapons" in criminal hands. Certainly law-abinding gun owners will obey the laws (just like we do now), but the ones actually causing gun-violence will barely be impacted. More likely they will feel more empowered.

Nearly three weeks ago, Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about what America can do to stop gun violence. During his testimony, he stressed the importance of the reinstatement of an assault weapons ban.

"The ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines must be reinstated. Like assault weapons, high-capacity magazines are not used for hunting, do not belong in our homes and wreak havoc in our communities," Johnson said.

After the hearing Johnson told reporters, "Police officers face these weapons either in seizure cases or crimes of violence everyday. Dozens of...