Would an assault weapons ban work?

Dec 17, 2012 Full story: The Washington Post 3,771

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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pogue mahone

Southampton, NY

#1 Dec 17, 2012
No. But a ban on assaulters would.

“Science not Conservatism”

Since: Jan 12

Progress, not Denial

#2 Dec 17, 2012
Assault weapons bans don't solve anything. As we saw, a couple of semi-automatic pistols can do a lot of damage. ONE can do a lot of damage, especially if it has an extended magazine.

It's more a question of "who" than "what," when it comes to guns. WHO is allowed to have them, and under what conditions?
duh

Abilene, TX

#3 Dec 17, 2012
ban technology! we can build a bomb that can kill millions.
pogue mahone

Southampton, NY

#4 Dec 17, 2012
Start with a ban on liberals. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#5 Dec 17, 2012
duh wrote:
ban technology! we can build a bomb that can kill millions.
Several times more children were killed in Obama's drone attacks and during fast and furious than in Conneticut. The only thing that comes close is Chicago on a Saturday night. Where is the Press on that. Crickets......
pogue mahone

Southampton, NY

#7 Dec 17, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
Assault weapons bans don't solve anything. As we saw, a couple of semi-automatic pistols can do a lot of damage. ONE can do a lot of damage, especially if it has an extended magazine.
It's more a question of "who" than "what," when it comes to guns. WHO is allowed to have them, and under what conditions?
You'd certainly be one of the "who's" Nutty Professor.
Really

United States

#8 Dec 17, 2012
It's the truth. How many are killed in Chicago on a weekend and yet you don't hear a damn thing. Botton line it takes a sad think like this for politicians to say something and they only do it for votes. They could careless.

“Science not Conservatism”

Since: Jan 12

Progress, not Denial

#9 Dec 17, 2012
pogue mahone wrote:
Start with a ban on liberals. Liberalism is a mental disorder.
Fascist intolerance of disagreement or opposition is a Republican disorder.

“Science not Conservatism”

Since: Jan 12

Progress, not Denial

#10 Dec 17, 2012
Really wrote:
It's the truth. How many are killed in Chicago on a weekend and yet you don't hear a damn thing. Botton line it takes a sad think like this for politicians to say something and they only do it for votes. They could careless.
How many are killed on our roads...by suicide...in overseas drone strikes?

America is the land of extreme violence. Now our children are paying the price.

Does anyone care?

“Science not Conservatism”

Since: Jan 12

Progress, not Denial

#11 Dec 17, 2012
pogue mahone wrote:
<quoted text>You'd certainly be one of the "who's" Nutty Professor.
Excellent rebuttal by a rightwinger, as expected. Brilliant.:)

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#12 Dec 17, 2012
And this is where they get you. They are saying Semiautomatics. Well, that is every consumer gun out there. By definition:

: not fully automatic: as

a : operated partly automatically and partly by hand

b of a firearm : able to fire repeatedly but requiring release and another pressure of the trigger for each successive shot

This is how the powers that tell you how you have to live your life word it. Every gun, even a revolver, is a semiautomatic. 1 trigger pull, 1 bullet.

The AR15's that are in the public domain are not the same the police and military use. They are less powerfull and they do not have full automatic capabilities.

But the media fails to educate the masses on the difference. Bet Bob Costas is going to have a field day with this one. Calling for gun seizing and bans on all guns after an NFL blew his own brains out.
Osama Obama

Fayetteville, PA

#13 Dec 17, 2012
How many kids have been murdered by abortions just since this tragedy took place?
pogue mahone

Southampton, NY

#14 Dec 17, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
Fascist intolerance of disagreement or opposition is a Republican disorder.
Lack of a sense of humor is yet another trait of the mentally disordered.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Dec 17, 2012
first they better define 'assault weapon'

just cause the exterior is scary looking should not define it

magazine capacity ? not much different between a glock 14rd magazine and an AR15 15 rd magazine

so define it on looks ? ammo capacity ? the fact it's semi-automatic (fully auto is strictly regulated already)? rate of fire ? how fast can a person pull a trigger.

who draws the line, a .22 plinking rifle with a 10rd magazine either in clip form or tube fed still fires as fast as you can make your finger move.

the term assault weapon has become so vague that non gun enthusiasts see every gun as an assault weapon, whereas gun owners might only see AR's and AK variants fitting the bill.

scary thing is that this lib administration that wants citizenry have no means for self defense will be making the definitions and laws.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#16 Dec 17, 2012
Osama Obama wrote:
How many kids have been murdered by abortions just since this tragedy took place?
None.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#17 Dec 17, 2012
pogue mahone wrote:
<quoted text>Lack of a sense of humor is yet another trait of the mentally disordered.
How true. When have you seen a rightwing comedian?
pogue mahone

Southampton, NY

#18 Dec 17, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>How true. When have you seen a rightwing comedian?
Dennis Miller for starters.
Really

United States

#19 Dec 17, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
How many are killed on our roads...by suicide...in overseas drone strikes?
America is the land of extreme violence. Now our children are paying the price.
Does anyone care?
You missed the point. Bottom line this happens every weekend in large cities and yet the media doesn't report it. Only when it can sell nows do they report it as prtoof of what just happend.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#20 Dec 17, 2012
pogue mahone wrote:
<quoted text>Dennis Miller for starters.
Wow, you proved you can count to one.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#21 Dec 17, 2012
Really wrote:
It's the truth. How many are killed in Chicago on a weekend and yet you don't hear a damn thing. Botton line it takes a sad think like this for politicians to say something and they only do it for votes. They could careless.
Like the NRA.
They couldn't care less either.

Just keep sellin' those guns.

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