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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

Magnafan Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 9:46 AM
Oh, come on. What American citizen can build a home-made nuclear bomb? We leave the horrendous mass killings of innocent civilians to government. Check the meaning of militia: citizens who keep their firearms at home and can gather to repel tyranny.

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...