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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

Sooner Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 10:47 AM
By that reasoning, it is far from racist for there to be a disproportionate black population in prison. After all, it's about poverty.

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...