People do not need assault weapons: d...

People do not need assault weapons: defense secretary

There are 4995 comments on the Reuters story from Jan 17, 2013, titled People do not need assault weapons: defense secretary. In it, Reuters reports that:

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta joined the gun control debate on Thursday when he told troops at a military base in Italy that only soldiers needed armor-piercing bullets or assault weapons.

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Brown Girl in the Ring

London, UK

#499 Jan 20, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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WOW that has never been in any medical books I have read and really hard to believe. A fetus has a heartbeat after 22 days and most women do not know they are expecting until their first period is missed - which leaves MURDER when an abortion is performed.
You are an old man and I am a woman teling this to you as a fact. Just because it isnt written in any book I can also tell you that idiocy does not exclude doctors. From the moment an egg is fertilised physiological changes starts occuring within a woman's body and since each person is different these hormonal changes manifests themselves in various ways. Some women go through an entire pregnancy and not know they're expecting whilst others will experience some type of sensation from the outset.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#500 Jan 20, 2013
Called Out wrote:
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That can't be. Mexican citizens cannot own guns. Who is doing all of the shooting?
Same for Chicago and they had the most killings in the state of Illinois over 500 in one year.
stormy

Fairmont, WV

#501 Jan 20, 2013
I wish JFK and RR had better protection....
Don't you dems.?
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#502 Jan 20, 2013
Brown Girl in the Ring wrote:
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You are an old man and I am a woman teling this to you as a fact. Just because it isnt written in any book I can also tell you that idiocy does not exclude doctors. From the moment an egg is fertilised physiological changes starts occuring within a woman's body and since each person is different these hormonal changes manifests themselves in various ways. Some women go through an entire pregnancy and not know they're expecting whilst others will experience some type of sensation from the outset.
So you are saying a woman carrying a fertilized egg is not a baby?
Brown Girl in the Ring

London, UK

#503 Jan 20, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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So you are saying a woman carrying a fertilized egg is not a baby?
yes i am.
Patriot

Boulder, CO

#504 Jan 20, 2013
If total government control makes us safer, why are prisons so dangerous?

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#505 Jan 20, 2013
Skuttlebutt wrote:
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There is already regulations, laws and restrictions on the books so there is no need for more when the government doesn't enforce the ones they already have.
Very true
However the gun lobby have knee capped enforcement of those laws.
And thier allies in Gov't have also dragged their feet or refused to reimpose items like bans on military arms and munitions. All this happens often enough to make my question valid, your answer is that your in favor of a full enforcement of existing laws, which i must assume ,you consider Constitutional. I agree 100%. Would be willing to extend enforcement further, where exactaly is the point of most restrictive constitutional law.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#506 Jan 20, 2013
Brown Girl in the Ring wrote:
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yes i am.
Please explain.
Brown Girl in the Ring

London, UK

#507 Jan 20, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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Please explain.
Im not being rude but im certain whatever explanation i give will not be enough to convince you. However im hoping you will have learnt something abt women's bodies today despite what you may have read in your medical books.
Brown Girl in the Ring

London, UK

#508 Jan 20, 2013
Ive just seen there's been another shooting over there. What the hell is going?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#509 Jan 20, 2013
Malcom wrote:
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What part of the sentence---- THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE ----- is so confusing or that anyone does not understand?
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
You conveniently left out the whole "well regulated militia" part......

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#510 Jan 20, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Can you imagine if Obama could have a third term? OMG, we would be destroyed for sure. This way we can overcome his messes with proper leadership. He is so full of himself, and he cannot tell the truth.
Not necessary since Hillary is ready to take over in 2016.....
Called Out

Dallas, GA

#511 Jan 20, 2013
Brown Girl in the Ring wrote:
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Im not being rude but im certain whatever explanation i give will not be enough to convince you. However im hoping you will have learnt something abt women's bodies today despite what you may have read in your medical books.
Either you are pregnant, or you are not.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#512 Jan 20, 2013
General Robert E Lee wrote:
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No, I was asked if all drugs should be legal, I said no. Some guns should be illegal for private use.
On that we agree on both accounts.

Now all we have to do is find agreement on just which guns should be illegal for private use.
Nope

Huntsville, AL

#513 Jan 20, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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So you are saying a woman carrying a fertilized egg is not a baby?
she'd be an adult or at least a teen
Uuuh

Huntsville, AL

#514 Jan 20, 2013
Patriot wrote:
If total government control makes us safer, why are prisons so dangerous?
very bad people are in there. Where is there total government control? Or even a hint of it? Are you stoned?

Beyond that what does your statement have to do with anything?
halley

Reno, NV

#515 Jan 20, 2013
No one really owns them but white racst and anti-government milita groups and drug cartels. Law abiding gun owners do not have them in their homes for protections and hunting.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#516 Jan 20, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Not necessary since Hillary is ready to take over in 2016.....
LOL
Hillary?
Another lying liar that lies.
At least she can dodge sniper fire.
Another

Huntsville, AL

#517 Jan 20, 2013
Brad wrote:
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.
irrational hater.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#518 Jan 20, 2013
Another wrote:
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irrational hater.
Typical liberal defending the indefensible.

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