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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VN Vet

Hopewell, VA

#3478 Feb 2, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Prove it.
Let's start with the U.S. military's standard service rifle of the Vietnam War being... the M16.
Hey boo boo, Most of the .223 rounds just went off into the unknown. But we also had the M14(which is what I had when I first got there). But, you have NO idea what you are talking about,'cause you were a 4F puke sitting here in the states protesting with Hanoi Jane.(You were 4F because you like the guys, not girls).

Since: Jan 13

United States

#3479 Feb 2, 2013
VN Vet wrote:
<quoted text>Hey boo boo, Most of the .223 rounds just went off into the unknown. But we also had the M14(which is what I had when I first got there). But, you have NO idea what you are talking about,'cause you were a 4F puke sitting here in the states protesting with Hanoi Jane.(You were 4F because you like the guys, not girls).
VN Vet, thank you for your service. I have lots of friends who are veterans and without you guys I don't know where we would be today. Never mind some of these idiots they will never understand what you went through and the sacrifices you made for your country. You are a true American and other Americans including myself thank you.

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#3481 Feb 3, 2013
VN Vet wrote:
<quoted text>Hey boo boo, Most of the .223 rounds just went off into the unknown..
M16: Standard issue in 1967, spoogebreath.

The Vietnamese lost estimates are at 2.5 million; a little more than half were from small caliber weapons. Most of these occurred in the later years of the war.

I'm happy with my opinion: the .223 caliber effective for killing human beings.

You find anything that can disprove what I said, do give me a jingle.

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#3482 Feb 3, 2013
VN Vet wrote:
<But, you have NO idea what you are talking about,'cause you were a 4F puke
You were in the back row of the barracks pissing in the beds to get out.

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#3483 Feb 3, 2013
subhuman 84 wrote:
<quoted text>VN Vet, thank you for your service. I have lots of friends who are veterans and without you guys I don't know where we would be today.
News flash: WE lost the war in Vietnam.

We'd be in the exact same spot we are now only with fewer people sleeping under bridges, and I doubt we would have found the need to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan just to prove a point.
DaveTV

Wentzville, MO

#3485 Feb 3, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Bullsh!t.
Tell me: how many people were killed in the USA last year with a machine gun?
How many died from gun violence? Want to nit pick this or that weapon? How many drone strikes did YOUR president kill kids with?
DaveTV

Wentzville, MO

#3486 Feb 3, 2013
How many died from knives?

How many died from car crashes?

How many were killed by drunk drivers? There's a good one there, if laws were foolproof why does this still happen?

Why don't we ask the doctors why they can't put mental health in a background check, wasn't it something to do with patient privacy?

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#3487 Feb 3, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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M16 = service rifle Vietnam.
It's in all the papers.
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Sorry cupcake, but when your Commander in Chief and his Wife say: ALL THIS FOR A FLAG........you have to wonder who and why you are fighting and dying for.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#3488 Feb 3, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry cupcake, but when your Commander in Chief and his Wife say: ALL THIS FOR A FLAG........you have to wonder who and why you are fighting and dying for.
Another FALSE teabagger e mail?

A chain email says a lip-reading instructor has examined this video and determined Michelle Obama said,“All this for a damn flag.”

This time the email accompanying the video affirms that indeed, Obama did say “all this for a damn flag.” The proof:“The video was presented for translation to a lip reading instructor at The River School, a Washington D.C. school for the deaf,” the email claims.

Except, no. That didn’t happen. PolitiFact checked with Nancy Mellon, director of The River School, to be sure.


[T]he River School doesn’t teach lip-reading, Mellon said, and no one from the faculty has provided any interpretation of the video.

“It’s definitely not us,” she said.“We would never try to do anything like this.”

The best part: Because of the email’s high circulation, The River School had to put a disclaimer on its website about it.“Please be advised,” it says,“that The River School was not involved in any translation services for a recent video clip currently circulating on the Internet.”

Never under estimate the stupidity of a teabagger.

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#3489 Feb 3, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
Sorry cupcake, but when your Commander in Chief
Way past time for you and your aliases to take a vacation, Dumbo.

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#3490 Feb 3, 2013
DaveTV wrote:
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How many died from gun violence? Want to nit pick this or that weapon?
follow the thread, dear.

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#3491 Feb 3, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
Never under estimate the stupidity of a teabagger.
Or the tenacity of their stupidity.

AS you know: telling them doesn't stop the recirculation of the emails.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#3492 Feb 3, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Or the tenacity of their stupidity.
AS you know: telling them doesn't stop the recirculation of the emails.
No, it doesn't.

They believe anything sent and regurgitate it as fact without question.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#3493 Feb 3, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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No, it doesn't.
They believe anything sent and regurgitate it as fact without question.
Like being able to see Russia from your back porch,or,blaming a video for Benghazi?
DaveTV

Wentzville, MO

#3494 Feb 3, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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follow the thread, dear.
So how many M16's were used this year to kill people in the USA?
DaveTV

Wentzville, MO

#3495 Feb 3, 2013

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#3496 Feb 3, 2013
DaveTV wrote:
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So how many M16's were used this year to kill people in the USA?
So you are saying the "ban" on M16s has been used to great effect?

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#3497 Feb 3, 2013
DaveTV wrote:
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So how many M16's were used this year to kill people in the USA?
If the AR-15 was as hard to own legally as the M16, those 20 kids in Sandy Hook would be alive today.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#3498 Feb 3, 2013
Brad wrote:
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Like being able to see Russia from your back porch,or,blaming a video for Benghazi?
Not quite as bad as this:

Supporters of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin have taken to Wikipedia, where they have been trying all weekend to revise the page on Paul Revere to reflect her recent comments.

In her trip to Massachusetts last week, Palin flubbed the history of Revere’s ride, saying that he rode through Boston ringing bells to warn the British that the revolutionaries were armed and ready to fight. Revere actually rode quietly, to warn the revolutionaries that British troops were headed their way.

As first noticed by the blog Little Green Footballs, Palin fans have been attempting to add her version of the story to Revere’s Wikipedia page — a source of research information for more than half of college students. Other users have been deleting the changes as they appear, arguing that what Palin said in the past week should be kept separate from a page about an event that happened hundreds of years ago.

Palin is hardly alone among politicians for getting American history wrong. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) made a similar gaffe on a trip to New Hampshire earlier this year, placing the battles of Lexington and Concord in that state.

Where Palin is unique is in her — and her fans — defiant attitude. Bachmann admitted on Facebook that “it was my mistake” and turned it into a joking jab at Massachusetts. Palin, on the other hand, went on “Fox News Sunday” this weekend and defended her version of events.

“I didn't mess up,” Palin said.“I answered candidly and I know my American history ... Part of his ride was to warn the British that we’re already there.”

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#3499 Feb 3, 2013
Doctors kill 2,450% more Americans than all gun-related deaths combined

http://www.prisonplanet.com/doctors-kill-2450...

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