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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 7:54 AM
Dummy;those Koreans had their HOMES above their shops,with their families inside. The rioters were going to burn their families to death. Plus,in many states,you CAN shoot arsonists "in the act". (the assumption being there may be people inside the building being set afire.)

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...