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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

vietnamvet Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 12:44 PM
None 1257: "Was it only for self protection, or for the ability to get food for the family?" When the 2nd Amendment was written, if you didn't hunt, you didn't eat. If you believe the 2nd was written to allow people to hunt, you would also expect to see an amendment which guarantees the right to poop, after the meal.

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...