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Bloomberg on Unarmed Sandy Hook Principal: "I Don't Know What A Gun Would Have Done"

gary395 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 2:38 PM
the 223 rifle is not an assault rifle, it is a hunting rifle.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 2:55 PM
anti-gun folks INTEND to confuse and mislead people who don't know the difference,in order to gain their support for a ban on semi-auto rifles that look like "weapons of war",but operate NO different than any semi-auto hunting rifle.

"assault weapon" is a MADE UP term,"assault RIFLE" describes a select-fire or full auto rifle firing a LOWER powered cartridge than the usual hunting rifle.
Your "scoped sniper rifle" is just a regular hunting rifle,perhaps accurized with selected parts.

Curiously,the 94 Assault Weapon Ban prohibited the TEC-9 pistol only because it LOOKED bad,it had the same functioning and capabilities as the usual Glock 9mm pistol used by police.
rickmcq Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 2:50 PM
But, gary, The Bushmaster model 223 is a scary-looking rifle, which is the very definition of an "assault rifle" to Liberals ...

http://www.businessinsider.com/cnn-the-connecticut-shooter-used-a-bushmaster-rifle-like-the-dc-snipers-2012-12
gary395 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 3:09 PM
in October 2002, Muhammad & Malvo shot 13 people killing ten.
rickmcq Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 3:32 PM
So they were hunting humans?

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who politicized the Sandy Hook tragedy within hours last Friday, just wrapped up a press conference announcing new plans to fight gun violence and to counter the National Rifle Association with his own Super PAC. Bloomberg was asked by a reporter to respond to Rep. Louie Gohmert's comments over the weekend that he wished the principal of the school, who died trying to take down shooter Adam Lanza, had a gun. Bloomberg responded by saying, "There are dumb statements and then there are stupid statements.....I don't know what the gun would have...