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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

gyrene74 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 9:25 AM
It got worse after Katrina. Cops, including the Captain, of an outside police force, supposedly there to "help" were caught red-handed with dozens of leather jackets that were taken, not from the robber in the street, but from the store that had them displayed. Now, is that today's police officer? In too many cases, the answer is yes. And, you wonder why people want guns to protect themselves? The guns taken away in New Orleans have still not been returned. Police say that anyone claiming a weapon has to have "proof" that it is his, and has to be fingerprinted, and the weapon registered before it will be returned. Sound familiar? Sen. Harry Reid?.

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...