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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

Repnextdoor Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 3:54 PM
What a shame! All those middle class people abandoned the cities for the rural areas where they would be protected from the inner city types. Well, as it turns out, it is folks just like them who live in the suburbs and rural areas who are killing their kids in their own schools and theaters. Who would have thought! Ha!

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...