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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

latebloomer Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 5:12 AM
Apparently you missed (or more likely, chose to ignore) the part where a security guard was killed. how many others might have been murdered w/o the business owners standing watch over their own neighborhood? I doubt that will connect with you, though. Let me try an argument you may like better- how many more funds earmarked for the needy might have been diverted if Koreatown had also been devastated by the mobs running amok through the rest of the area?

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...