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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au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

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#3067 Jan 24, 2013
Jack Welch wrote:
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I think you sent a post to yourself good one!
Your A game is more like a Q game.

au contraire

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#3068 Jan 24, 2013
Jack Welch wrote:
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uhhh no thanks your gross!
You're like trying to find nuggets on a chicken. All you see is more chicken.
downhill246

Delray Beach, FL

#3070 Jan 24, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Let's look what happens to a family that keeps guns to protect themselves from those bad old burglars and home invaders:
An 11-year-old boy was riding a bike through his Washington, D.C. neighborhood when he encountered a trio of unleashed pit bulls. The pit bulls viciously attacked the boy, with the young man’s uncle later recalling that all three of the dogs were biting the boy’s limbs. A neighbor who witnessed the attack went home, retrieved a pistol, and fired at the dogs, striking one. The sound of gunfire alerted a police officer to the attack, and once on the scene the officer dispatched the other two dogs. Following the attack, the boy was taken to a local hospital and underwent surgery.

The boy’s uncle praised the actions of the armed citizen and police officer, stating,“They did the right thing.” Unfortunately, doing the right thing can be a crime in Washington, D.C., as District police are investigating whether the armed citizen violated any of the city’s onerous gun control laws.
(The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. 01/22/13)
info

Jamaica, NY

#3071 Jan 24, 2013
Did some one said Ban guns????- Well you can start with Neo nazi anti Semitic
Queens NY cocaine drug gun runner James Drescher "aka"
jimmy gastapo of the cocaine drug gun running rock band murphy's law who will be bring in a large shipment of drugs and guns to sell friday , February 22nd at willamsburg music hall at 66 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY at 7pm.(TIP)

Neo Nazi anti Semitic Drug gun runner
James Drescher https://www.facebook.com/james.drescher.9...

au contraire

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#3072 Jan 24, 2013
Jack Welch wrote:
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I think I see a man/lady quit while your behind
Only in your dreams pookie. You can't be ahead of anything, your a liberal rootsmoocher. Oops that does have something to do with behinds.

au contraire

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#3073 Jan 24, 2013
info wrote:
Did some one said Ban guns????- Well you can start with Neo nazi anti Semitic
Queens NY cocaine drug gun runner James Drescher "aka"
jimmy gastapo of the cocaine drug gun running rock band murphy's law who will be bring in a large shipment of drugs and guns to sell friday , February 22nd at willamsburg music hall at 66 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY at 7pm.(TIP)
Neo Nazi anti Semitic Drug gun runner
James Drescher https://www.facebook.com/james.drescher.9...
Do they and there guns both lipsink?
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#3074 Jan 24, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text> lipsink?
What is "lipsink"? Someone who stands by their kitchen sink toting a warm/hot/cold gun?
discordia

United States

#3075 Jan 24, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Sure you do, Dumbo.
How many times do your other aliases run?
Your yap has the runs, drooling geezer

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#3078 Jan 24, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Do they
PS: Cram it, Dumbo

Lt. J. Paul Vance, the face of an ongoing Connecticut State Police investigation into worst grade school shooting in U.S. history, on 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 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 building 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 rifle.

"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.

The State Police went so far as a to issue a news release on Jan. 18 listing the weapons recovered from inside the school, which included the Bushmaster, a Glock 10-mm handgun and a Sig-Sauer P226 9-mm handgun. An Izhmash Canta-12 12-gauge shotgun was seized from the trunk of the suspect's car.

Sales of AR-15 assault rifles would be banned under the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, which was introduced Thursday on Capitol Hill and is being sponsored by Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy, as well as Newtown's new Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty. Democratic Rep. Jim Himes, whose district immediately borders Newtown, is also a co-sponsor.

"There's no question that the AR-15 was used, the Bushmaster shot those children with multiple rounds and was instrumental in the massacre," Blumenthal told Hearst Thursday after a Capitol Hill news conference. "Those children and educators might well be alive today if not for the assault weapon and high-capacity magazines."

A message thread entitled "AR-15 was NOT used in Newtown CT Shooting!" appeared Wednesday on the website AR15.com , which accused media outlets such as CNN and host Piers Morgan of running with the story to promote its liberal anti-gun agenda.

"I remember in the initial hours of this shooting, the police said they found the rifle in the car," the anonymous poster wrote. "But the administration-controlled (mainstream media) had a pre-planned attack already waiting, to ban so-called assault weapons and jumped on that line of reporting, knowing it was a lie, which included people like Piers Morgan who said the shooter used an AR-15 that shoots hundreds of rounds per minute, as if it were a machine gun."

Blumenthal had not heard of the chatter.

"The shotgun was in the trunk of the car," Blumenthal said. "The Bushmaster and two pistols were brought into the schoolhouse."
Spocko

Oakland, CA

#3079 Jan 24, 2013
Face the Facts wrote:
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The president was not advocating a health care bill that needed to be passed before we could find out what was in it either you dimwit.
LOL ... laughable like you would understand what's in it!!
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#3080 Jan 24, 2013
Jack Welch wrote:
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I think it's lip-sync
Good job, dearier, you learned something at your prebuscent age!
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#3081 Jan 24, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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PS: Cram it, Dumbo
Lt. J. Paul Vance, the face of an ongoing Connecticut State Police investigation into worst grade school shooting in U.S. history, on 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 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 building 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 rifle.
"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.
The State Police went so far as a to issue a news release on Jan. 18 listing the weapons recovered from inside the school, which included the Bushmaster, a Glock 10-mm handgun and a Sig-Sauer P226 9-mm handgun. An Izhmash Canta-12 12-gauge shotgun was seized from the trunk of the suspect's car.
Sales of AR-15 assault rifles would be banned under the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, which was introduced Thursday on Capitol Hill and is being sponsored by Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy, as well as Newtown's new Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty. Democratic Rep. Jim Himes, whose district immediately borders Newtown, is also a co-sponsor.
"There's no question that the AR-15 was used, the Bushmaster shot those children with multiple rounds and was instrumental in the massacre," Blumenthal told Hearst Thursday after a Capitol Hill news conference. "Those children and educators might well be alive today if not for the assault weapon and high-capacity magazines."
A message thread entitled "AR-15 was NOT used in Newtown CT Shooting!" appeared Wednesday on the website AR15.com , which accused media outlets such as CNN and host Piers Morgan of running with the story to promote its liberal anti-gun agenda.
"I remember in the initial hours of this shooting, the police said they found the rifle in the car," the anonymous poster wrote. "But the administration-controlled (mainstream media) had a pre-planned attack already waiting, to ban so-called assault weapons and jumped on that line of reporting, knowing it was a lie, which included people like Piers Morgan who said the shooter used an AR-15 that shoots hundreds of rounds per minute, as if it were a machine gun."
Blumenthal had not heard of the chatter.
"The shotgun was in the trunk of the car," Blumenthal said. "The Bushmaster and two pistols were brought into the schoolhouse."
Folks like Gingrich who was interviewed today should continue to spew their mouths on gun safety - their propaganda is incredible and thank god Gingrich is not our president.
Jack

Kansas City, MO

#3082 Jan 24, 2013
Jack Welch wrote:
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wished you idiots had stopped 9/11
The idiots you are referring to have really good jobs and better retirements than most people. They want to live to collect that healthy check. The last thing they want is to run headlong into a fight with people who would eliminate them in a second. Just pretend we don't know anything till we retire. And, S.O.B 9/11 happened!!!!!!!Wait, that wasnt fair. Or was it?

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#3085 Jan 25, 2013
Jack Welch wrote:
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wished you idiots had stopped 9/11
We would have, but you put Clinton in office which lead to 9/11.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#3086 Jan 25, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Folks like Gingrich who was interviewed today should continue to spew their mouths on gun safety - their propaganda is incredible and thank god Gingrich is not our president.
You mean like frankenstein adn Schumer, both have carry licenses and both have armed security around them. If they really were honest, they would drop all there capital security and turn in their ability to carry guns, where others can't.

au contraire

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#3087 Jan 25, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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What is "lipsink"? Someone who stands by their kitchen sink toting a warm/hot/cold gun?
That's what you do for your day job. You lips always sink.

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#3088 Jan 25, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Only in your dreams pookie. You can't be ahead of anything, your a liberal rootsmoocher. Oops that does have something to do with behinds.
Is EVERY post you make on this thread a closeted homosexual come-on? You certainly have a crush on Jack, who doesn't seem to return it.

Isn't that sexual harrassment?

au contraire

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#3089 Jan 25, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Is EVERY post you make on this thread a closeted homosexual come-on? You certainly have a crush on Jack, who doesn't seem to return it.
Isn't that sexual harrassment?
No but reading your moronic post is like enduring waterboarding.

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#3090 Jan 25, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>We would have, but you put Clinton in office which lead to 9/11.
Bush was president and had seven months to stop 9/11 including a briefing when he was on one of his many vacations he decided to ignore...

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#3091 Jan 25, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>You mean like frankenstein adn Schumer, both have carry licenses
You mean they are exercising their rights as US citizens?

That's crazy talk!

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