Would an assault weapons ban work?

Would an assault weapons ban work?

There are 3769 comments on the The Washington Post story from Dec 17, 2012, titled Would an assault weapons ban work?. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

When Adam Lanza shot 26 people in Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, he used a Bushmaster AR-15 , a popular style of semiautomatic rifle that can rapidly fire multiple high-velocity rounds, according to law enforcement officials.

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#3772 Feb 10, 2013
Brad wrote:
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All we can be sure of is somebody's lying.
Both ABC and NBC have reported only handguns were used in the shootings,and,as far as I know,neither have retracted that statement.
Police Find Long Gun In Trunk Of Car In Sandy Hook Parking Lot: Newtown Connecticut School Shooting



4 Handguns Found In School, AR-15 Left In Car According To Several Federal And CT State Officials

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#3773 Feb 10, 2013
Brad wrote:
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All we can be sure of is somebody's lying.
Yes.

His 'name' is Brad.

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#3774 Feb 10, 2013
Brad wrote:
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All we can be sure of is somebody's lying.
Both ABC and NBC have
Have?

When I heard first of the shooting, it was reported two people had died.

And of course we have posted a few dozen times the coroner's report so you obvious are a m/f c/s g/d liar.

But we knew that already.

And here you are again: pushing the lie.

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#3775 Feb 10, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly.
Yes, exactly.

The only people pushing the rifle in the trunk are NRA sock puppets.

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#3776 Feb 10, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Police Find Long Gun In Trunk Of Car In Sandy Hook Parking Lot:
NEWTOWN, Conn.--Dr. H. Wayne Carver, the medical examiner investigating Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, said autopsies completed on 20 children and six adults on Saturday showed they were killed with multiple bullets fired by a rifle at close range.

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#3777 Feb 10, 2013
You leftie anti-gunners have no clue whatsoever. I feel for the victims and their families more than you know. Keep believing the BS media and the BS blogs that you seem to always refer to. You are the ones in the dark. Dont believe everything you pull up on your computer. Try living in the real world, your opinions might change.

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#3778 Feb 10, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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State Police: All 26 Newtown victims shot with assault rifle
Neil Vigdor
Updated 9:28 pm, Thursday, January 24, 2013
Lt. J. Paul Vance, the face of an ongoing Connecticut State Police investigation into worst grade-school shooting in U.S. history, Thursday debunked media and Internet reports that Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza killed his victims with handguns and not the Bushmaster XM-15 E2S rifle that is now the focus of a proposed federal assault-weapons ban.
All 26 of Lanza's victims were shot with the .223-caliber semi-automatic rifle, said Vance, who bristled at claims to the contrary during an interview with Hearst Connecticut Newspapers.
"It's all these conspiracy theorists that are trying to mucky up the waters," said Vance, the longtime state police spokesman.
Multiple Second Amendment and gun owner websites have attempted to cast doubts on whether the Bushmaster XM-15, a type of AR-15 rifle that is currently legal, was used in the Dec. 14 carnage done by Lanza.
Some have cited a Dec. 15 "Today" show video clip from the day after the shooting, in which NBC News Justice Department correspondent Pete Williams said that four handguns were recovered inside Sandy Hook Elementary School and that the Bushmaster rifle was found in the trunk of a car owned by Lanza's slain mother, Nancy Lanza.
"There's no doubt that the rifle was used solely to kill 26 people in that school," Vance said.
Twenty children ages 7 and under and six female educators were killed when Lanza forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and sprayed the occupants with bullets before turning a gun on himself.
Vance said he made it abundantly clear during his media briefings since the tragedy that Lanza carried out the shooting with the Bushmaster.
"I personally articulated that probably a dozen times in Newtown," Vance said.
The only time Lanza used a handgun at the school was to commit suicide, according to Vance.
(clip)
I knew you wouldn't use the updated reports, just the ones backing Obama's anti gun agenda.

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#3780 Feb 10, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>I knew you wouldn't use
Put your hands over your ears, Dumbo.
nanananananana!
Brad

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#3781 Feb 10, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Have?
When I heard first of the shooting, it was reported two people had died.
And of course we have posted a few dozen times the coroner's report so you obvious are a m/f c/s g/d liar.
But we knew that already.
And here you are again: pushing the lie.
Exactly right.
From the jump this has been a bottomless pit of misinformation and ever changing scenarios.
The Mom was a teacher,the brother the shooter,long guns,short guns,even guns with chicken pox.
You don't have to be Henry Lee to count a handful of guns and determine the size of the caliber used,yet,we still don't know the most basic and obvious details.
Its not a stretch to believe this administration is as knee deep in this as they are on Benghazi for political reasons.
just another guy

Saint Louis, MO

#3782 Feb 10, 2013
Brad wrote:
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Exactly right.
From the jump this has been a bottomless pit of misinformation and ever changing scenarios.
The Mom was a teacher,the brother the shooter,long guns,short guns,even guns with chicken pox.
You don't have to be Henry Lee to count a handful of guns and determine the size of the caliber used,yet,we still don't know the most basic and obvious details.
Its not a stretch to believe this administration is as knee deep in this as they are on Benghazi for political reasons.
Never let a crisis go to waste. It can be a cover for Benghazi and fast and furious as well as used to further your tyrannical agenda.

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#3783 Feb 10, 2013
Brad wrote:
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Exactly right.
From the jump this has been a bottomless pit of misinformation and ever changing scenarios.
And within three hours everyone is on the same page and the coroner had the autopsies within a week.

Except of course the tea baggers.

Those aren't really aliens probing you, boy.

au contraire

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#3785 Feb 11, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Thanks for continued posting your lies, Dumbo.
State Police: All 26 Newtown victims shot with assault rifle
Neil Vigdor
Updated 9:28 pm, Thursday, January 24, 2013
Lt. J. Paul Vance, the face of an ongoing Connecticut State Police investigation into worst grade-school shooting in U.S. history, Thursday debunked media and Internet reports that Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza killed his victims with handguns and not the Bushmaster XM-15 E2S rifle that is now the focus of a proposed federal assault-weapons ban.
All 26 of Lanza's victims were shot with the .223-caliber semi-automatic rifle, said Vance, who bristled at claims to the contrary during an interview with Hearst Connecticut Newspapers.
"It's all these conspiracy theorists that are trying to mucky up the waters," said Vance, the longtime state police spokesman.
Multiple Second Amendment and gun owner websites have attempted to cast doubts on whether the Bushmaster XM-15, a type of AR-15 rifle that is currently legal, was used in the Dec. 14 carnage done by Lanza.
Some have cited a Dec. 15 "Today" show video clip from the day after the shooting, in which NBC News Justice Department correspondent Pete Williams said that four handguns were recovered inside Sandy Hook Elementary School and that the Bushmaster rifle was found in the trunk of a car owned by Lanza's slain mother, Nancy Lanza.
"There's no doubt that the rifle was used solely to kill 26 people in that school," Vance said.
Twenty children ages 7 and under and six female educators were killed when Lanza forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and sprayed the occupants with bullets before turning a gun on himself.
Vance said he made it abundantly clear during his media briefings since the tragedy that Lanza carried out the shooting with the Bushmaster.
"I personally articulated that probably a dozen times in Newtown," Vance said.
The only time Lanza used a handgun at the school was to commit suicide, according to Vance.
(clip)
Yes again you use the older information. How quaint.

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#3786 Feb 11, 2013
downhill246 wrote:
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The AR-15 is not an assault weapon, it is an assault style weapon.
..EDITED>...
Idiotic cavil, which makes the rest of your post worthless. Your distinction is a meaningless one, and you have not acknowledged your previous error which I corrected.

Typical lying rightie gun-nut...

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#3787 Feb 11, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Yes again you use the older information. How quaint.
Yet again you whine as he proves you wrong. How many MORE times?
just another guy

Denver, CO

#3788 Feb 11, 2013
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly right.
From the jump this has been a bottomless pit of misinformation and ever changing scenarios.
The Mom was a teacher,the brother the shooter,long guns,short guns,even guns with chicken pox.
You don't have to be Henry Lee to count a handful of guns and determine the size of the caliber used,yet,we still don't know the most basic and obvious details.
Its not a stretch to believe this administration is as knee deep in this as they are on Benghazi for political reasons.
When it comes to their agenda nothing matters but getting more control over the people. Remember slick willy standing at the site of the bombing in OKC and pushing for more gun control?

What was F&F but an attempt to sway public opinion in favor of a new AWB?

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#3789 Feb 11, 2013
just another guy wrote:
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Never let a crisis go to waste. It can be a cover for Benghazi and fast and furious as well as used to further your tyrannical agenda.
Never miss a chance to add a new "conspiracy" to the existing list and pretend they're all Obama's fault.

Obama Derangement Syndrome in person...:)

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#3790 Feb 11, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>I knew you wouldn't use the updated reports, just the ones backing Obama's anti gun agenda.
Cite the alleged "updated reports," or admit you're wrong/lying.

au contraire

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#3791 Feb 11, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Yet again you whine as he proves you wrong. How many MORE times?
None yet. Nada, zero, fini, none......you know. O is just a few points below your IQ.

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#3792 Feb 11, 2013
subhuman 84 wrote:
You leftie anti-gunners have no clue whatsoever. I feel for the victims and their families more than you know. Keep believing the BS media and the BS blogs that you seem to always refer to. You are the ones in the dark. Dont believe everything you pull up on your computer. Try living in the real world, your opinions might change.
We have a f---ing clue that Americans are BEING MURDERED EVERY DAY, OFTEN EN MASSE.

Now what are you gunners going to DO about that? Nothing, as usual?

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#3793 Feb 11, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>None yet. Nada, zero, fini, none......you know. O is just a few points below your IQ.
Nothing is what you're going to admit, nothing is what you're going to "prove," and nothing is your IQ. Gotcha.

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