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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

John2038 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 1:31 PM
misinformed and ignorant like the woman was asked where Obama was going to get the money to buy things for her and said "from his stash?" Would you can to back up your statement that, since I own "guns" and think I have a right to do so based on the U.S. Constitution, that makes me an "addict" and "selfish" or misinformed?" Oh and please tell me how disarming Americans will suddenly cause "peace and prosperity" in view of all the facts and evidence to the contrary?

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...