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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#1574 Jan 4, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>And yet it's the liberals who are ending wars and stopping the financial bleeding cons caused.
The conservative hypocrisy has gone beyond astounding and entered the realm of the twilight zone!
Are you writing a stand up routine for Letterman.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1576 Jan 4, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>And yet it's the liberals who are ending wars and stopping the financial bleeding cons caused.
The conservative hypocrisy has gone beyond astounding and entered the realm of the twilight zone!


Marcus Lutrell, forme member of Seal Team Five, author of 'Lone Survivor' and recipient of the Navy Cross said they could end the war in Afghanistan in a few weeks if it wasn't for policies of bleeding heart liberals backed by the liberal press. He also blames stupid rules of engagement written by people that are nowhere near the front lines on the deaths of his three companions as well as the deaths of many other American soldiers.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#1577 Jan 4, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Gun dealers have sold enough guns, and extra ammo to arm a small Army. When your Government fears their people you have democracy, When the people fear the Government you have tyranny.
Amen!!!

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Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#1578 Jan 4, 2013
McGruff wrote:
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since it is against the law already to fire a weapon in such a manner then the law should have already prevented the death.
secular progressives adore use less laws

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#1579 Jan 4, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> I grew up in south Chicago.....PROVE, IT IS THE MOST REGULATED CITY IN AMERICA?
I here that Obama plans on banning forks and spoons for everyone except him. Is this true?
Because I read that Mikey Moore owns assault rifles!
Isnt he a secular progressive?

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#1580 Jan 4, 2013
ToIgaOguz wrote:
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are you real girl?
Let me take a peak.....yep.

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#1581 Jan 4, 2013
oops, wrong peek.
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#1582 Jan 4, 2013
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McGruff

Elizabethtown, KY

#1583 Jan 4, 2013
Vance1 wrote:
<quoted text>secular progressives adore use less laws
so true Vance. I have always wanted to make a law that says for every new law ten old laws have to be taken off the books. For every new regulation ten old ones have to be repealed. For every new tax ten old ones have to be done away with.

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Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#1584 Jan 4, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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ELKTON ——
Aaliyah Boyer had hoped to watch the New Year's ball drop on TV, but when she learned she had missed the stroke of midnight by 32 seconds, she returned to the front yard with her friends to watch her neighbors light fireworks.
Nearby, someone apparently fired a gun into the air to add to the celebration. Amid the jubilation, the 10-year-old fell to the ground, the warmth and color draining from her body after she was hit by a falling bullet. Her family initially thought that she had fainted, but the wound would prove fatal.
Aaliyah was pronounced dead Thursday at a Delaware hospital after two days on life support.
Such injuries and deaths from wayward bullets are all too frequent, experts say, especially on holidays such as the Fourth of July and New Year's Eve. In Baltimore, a 4-year-old boy was wounded when a stray bullet hit him in the thigh after a 2011 Independence Day celebration.
The Cecil County death prompted Aaliyah's family to urge people to consider the consequences of firing into the air. "When you shoot a gun, a bullet has to go somewhere," said Crystal Blackburn, Aaliyah's mother. "Don't do that. Don't shoot guns for any reason."
Cecil County sheriff's investigators have no suspects in what appears to be an unprecedented homicide case for the small department. "Nothing like this has ever occurred in Cecil County in my career and to my knowledge," Lt. Michael Holmes said.
Aaliyah's family members said they have not had time to dwell on the long odds that the bullet would hit her. They spent the past few days concentrating on hope for her recovery, then beginning to mourn.
"It's just making it through the next minute," Cheri Blackburn, the girl's step-grandmother, said in her living room as Crystal Blackburn quietly made funeral arrangements on a laptop.
Crystal, 30, and Aaliyah, of Newark, Del., had been visiting Blackburn's father and stepmother on AJS Court in Elkton, a town about an hour northeast of Baltimore. Neighbors in the rustic, wooded community say violence is uncommon. But people do occasionally shoot off guns during the holidays, said Ryan Doyle, 23, who lives a house away from the Blackburns.
Tom Foley, who lives down the street, recognized the sound of gunshots mixing with fireworks early Tuesday but couldn't tell where it was coming from. "You'd hear faint pops and then you would hear what wasn't firework explosions," he said.
The Blackburns had moved into their yellow home, tucked behind giant pine trees down a long driveway, in August and thought they were far from the gunfire of major cities. "I wouldn't have thought anything like this could happen," said James Blackburn, Aaliyah's grandfather.
Such incidents of "celebratory gunfire" causing injury or death are not uncommon in the United States, according to Joseph Vince, director of Mount St. Mary's University's criminal justice program and a former chief of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' crime gun analysis branch.
In the July Fourth shooting from 2011 in Baltimore, city police said the boy was hit in the thigh by a bullet, possibly from celebratory gunfire. He survived his injury.
"This is a plague in the United States, especially on New Year's Eve," Vince said. "There are so many people who are shot or killed because people fire their firearms into the air. If you fire a projectile into the air, it's going to come down."
Vince said the practice among irresponsible gun owners kills dozens of people a year on New Year's and the Fourth of July, and goes back centuries. It began as a superstition, he said.
A fluke tragedy caused by stupidity...... Wonder how many Arabs are killed by THEIR firing in the air on every little occasion? In large crowded cities........

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#1593 Jan 4, 2013
lost-cause wrote:
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I tend to agree that the government doesn't need to know everything about be or what I own unless I've given good reason for them to.
Lots of moonshiners, meth-lab operators, and terrorists no doubt feel the same way.:)

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#1594 Jan 4, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
The most defenseless, senior citizens are being targeted by the thugs for home invasions, of course they can't defend themselves from young criminals.
Thank liberals
They can't? Why? Because someone's talking about an assault weapons ban?

I've seen plenty of stories about old people using baseball bats or rakes or some such weapon to drive away some young punk. You must therefore be wrong.:)

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#1595 Jan 4, 2013
downhill246 wrote:
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Yet they revised the Nov 7.7% unemployment rate up to 7.8%
Unemployment rate remains unchanged.

155,000 jobs added.

And Romney still lost.

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

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#1596 Jan 4, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
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The SC finally had to bitch slap Chicago into allowing guns, don't you ever read a paper? Or watch Fox news?
Logic is not his native language, mantra is.

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#1597 Jan 4, 2013
Vance1 wrote:
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I here that Obama plans
Poor Vince: just hasn't been right since Herman Cain kicked him in the head. Hearing voices again...

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#1598 Jan 4, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Lots of moonshiners, meth-lab operators, and terrorists no doubt feel the same way.:)
Let's keep Kentucky out of this!

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#1599 Jan 4, 2013
downhill246 wrote:
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Marcus Lutrell, forme member of Seal Team Five, author of 'Lone Survivor' and recipient of the Navy Cross said they could end the war in Afghanistan in a few weeks if it wasn't for policies of bleeding heart liberals backed by the liberal press. He also blames stupid rules of engagement written by people that are nowhere near the front lines on the deaths of his three companions as well as the deaths of many other American soldiers.
Luttrell is a professional liar and criminal (arrested for assault in a bar fight in NYC, which he subsequently bragged about to his NRA buddies). He's been repeatedly called out for his exaggerations and misstatements on his actions in Afghanistan as well.

Nothing he says should be considered reliable. He's part of the reason this country is drifting slowly into fascism and never-ending war and violence.

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#1600 Jan 4, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Lots of moonshiners, meth-lab operators, and terrorists no doubt feel the same way.:)
So do MILLIONS of law abiding citizens.

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#1601 Jan 4, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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They can't? Why? Because someone's talking about an assault weapons ban?
I've seen plenty of stories about old people using baseball bats or rakes or some such weapon to drive away some young punk. You must therefore be wrong.:)
You're getting a bit on the old side from what I've read...... YOU try to take on 2/3 19-23 year old guys who REALLY want your sh1t,and ain't worried about f**king YOU up in the process. Go ahead,grab your walker. MAKE THEIR DAY......

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#1602 Jan 4, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Luttrell is a professional liar and criminal (arrested for assault in a bar fight in NYC, which he subsequently bragged about to his NRA buddies). He's been repeatedly called out for his exaggerations and misstatements on his actions in Afghanistan as well.
Nothing he says should be considered reliable. He's part of the reason this country is drifting slowly into fascism and never-ending war and violence.
Liberalism is the cause for the condition of the country. All your denials,all your misinformation,ALL your blaming others will not change that fact. Liberalism has been and continues to be a cancer. The FEW good things EARLY liberals did do not compensate for the ROT caused by the manufactured crisis we endure now.

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