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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

onthepulse Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 8:58 AM
If you are interested in stopping the killing, lets ban automobiles. They kill many more people than guns. Cigarettes as well. They kill and serve no useful purpose. And steak knives. It's just maddening how untrained people can kill that easily with implements that are not even in a government database. Bricks and rocks... don't get me started. People kill not guns and laws mean nothing to lawbreakers. The police can't protect you. They write the reports as to what wacko did the dastardly deed.

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...