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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

Magnafan Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 9:49 AM
There are plenty of armed ops, veterans, active duty people, who won't do that. I think that is what may lead to what is called a civil war. Some generals will forget that they took a pledge to defend the Constitution, not the president. Most will remember their oath. That could get quite nasty. Could Detroit end up looking like Aleppo? Oh, wait...

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...