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Ending Gun Violence Requires Commitment, Not All of it Voluntary

Pat1859 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 12:43 PM
Thanks for the first clear definition of the differences between semiautomatic weapons and automatic weapons, which are presently banned. It made it clear to me which should not be banned and which ones are already. If a weapon is a semiautomatic then it has no need to be banned, in fact it is probably not as much of a danger as a pistol because it can't be concealed and used at a close range by on an unsuspecting victim.
Ed52 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 1:22 PM
Any pistol other than "single shot" is semi-automatic.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 7:19 PM
revolvers are NOT considered "semi-automatic". nor are lever-action rifles.
Whoknows Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:34 AM
A single action revolver would not be semi automatic, but a double action could be perceived as one.

The good news is: Obama and the Senate Democrats have no intention of passing more idiotic gun legislation in response to the Newtown massacre. The bad news is that they also have no intention of passing any legislation about the mentally ill, which would actually do something to reduce these mass shootings.

Instead, the Democrats will jawbone about "assault weapons" and other meaningless gun laws for the sole purpose of scaring soccer moms into hating the National Rifle Association. Expect to hear a lot about Republicans preferring "the gun lobby" to "children." (Which is evidently not at all like...