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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

jsmullen Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 1:10 PM
How is he going to send the military in? It is not made up of brainwashed individuals who have no idea of what they are doing. The military is made up of citizens of the United States of America. Will the military also go against their own families and their own ideas of right and wrong? They also will not have the right to own and bear firearms when they leave the military if they help that idiot Obama take away our Second Amendment. They will be going against their own rights, why would they do that? I would turn my weapon against those that tried to order me to go against my own people. Anyone that tries to take away our rights, their families should also pay for their family member's actions. Do they want to put their families at risk?

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...