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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

Rick4798 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 7:18 AM
Actually, the clause about a militia being necessary is not as definitive as the words after that clause: "the Right to Keep and Bear Arms shall not be Infringed". Notice the use of the word "Right".

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...