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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

VonGeist Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 12:19 PM
Look at some REAL statistics for a change. Most of the homicides involving guns in the United States are "justifiable" homicides. (The bad guy got killed.) The majority of the rest of them involve gangs and/or other people who are not legally supposed to have a gun in the first place. Now, just for drill, consider some truth about some of the examples regarding the safety of places with tighter gun controls. Great Britain is a good one for starters. In 2010 they AVERAGED one violent physical assault for every fifty people. Keep in mind that these numbers only reflect assaults that were serious enough to involve medical aid and/or police intervention. Back here, in this horrible, wild, wild west, gun toting wasteland, the average for the

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...