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Gun Control Takes Center Stage

jjollymore Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:01 AM
Actually muskets were outdated by the time of our revolution. Cartridge firearms and revolvers were invented in the 1600's. They were not yet in common use due to the expense involved in manufacturing. The Kentucky long rifle however, was in widespread use by Americans, and was used for sniper duties, a technique not previously encountered by the Brits. Go read up on history before you make outrageous statements.

The race to further the gun-control agenda in the wake of last month’s tragic shooting by a crazed gunman in Newtown, Connecticut is moving into high gear. The Grand Old Lady of Gun Control, California Senator Diane Feinstein, last week introduced a bill that not only seeks to reinstate the 1994 “Federal Assault Weapons Ban” (AWB), but goes far beyond the scope of the earlier law (which expired a decade later) in undermining Second Amendment protections for law abiding Americans.

Feinstein’s proposal specifically targets 157 modern sporting rifles -- or, as she almost gleefully refers to them, “assault weapons.” In...