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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#2411 Jan 13, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>Great, let's increase the price to where fewer people can afford them.
Guns on the street are already cheaper than buying a legal gun

Look at the gang bangers that line up to sell guns at buy back programs for a pair of sneakers

As the gun is only worth a hundred bucks on the street

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#2412 Jan 13, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>apples oranges.
Please tell us how???

Cocaine was legal and then made legal and now more people abuse it

Booze was legal than made illegal and the imports started flowing in and violence went up

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#2413 Jan 13, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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You should see what a 55 gallon barrel of gasoline wil do to a crowd of people in less than one second
Here something, freely available on the web, that should give Gun control types nightmares. Might add I have a copy of the original Anarchist cookbook and Poor man James bond. A fire arm is the LEAST effective method of mass destruction I can come up with.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/14108872/US-Army-Im...
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#2414 Jan 13, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>It's paid for by adding charges to our bills.
Yep.

Isn't deregulation wonderful.

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#2415 Jan 13, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Guns on the street are already cheaper than buying a legal gun
Look at the gang bangers that line up to sell guns at buy back programs for a pair of sneakers
As the gun is only worth a hundred bucks on the street
Thing I always wondered about is since there no question asked, would not one of these programs be a good method of getting rid of a gun used in a murder.

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#2416 Jan 13, 2013
californio wrote:
<quoted text>Here something, freely available on the web, that should give Gun control types nightmares. Might add I have a copy of the original Anarchist cookbook and Poor man James bond. A fire arm is the LEAST effective method of mass destruction I can come up with.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/14108872/US-Army-Im...
Correct

Chlorine and ammonium

The caster plant

Do you know how easy and cheap it is to make a flame thrower?

RDX??

Sulphur, charcoal and potassium nitrate?

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#2417 Jan 13, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Please tell us how???
apples / oranges.

Mexico / United States

Assault weapons / cocaine.

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#2418 Jan 13, 2013
californio wrote:
<quoted text> Thing I always wondered about is since there no question asked, would not one of these programs be a good method of getting rid of a gun used in a murder.
Yeah ya dumbphuqe: they do check the firearms collected to see if they are stolen, if you murdered someone with a gun you wouldn't turn it in to the cops HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! geez what a dolt.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#2419 Jan 13, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Soros group calls for sweeping new gun laws...
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REPORT: Harry Reid fingered in bribery case...
Amen Bro... The professional left seeks to steal Americans rights away
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Brad

Manchester, CT

#2421 Jan 13, 2013
Vance1 wrote:
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Amen Bro... The professional left seeks to steal Americans rights away
Amazing how quickly these people jump on the problem when its an agenda drivin power grab.
Jobs,economy,debt,wars,educati on,illegals,,,,no urgency.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#2422 Jan 13, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
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Isn't liberal socialism wonderful? This is what you want, retardo.
It's official, Hugo Chavez and his socialist policies have destroyed Venezuala, 20% inflation, 150,000 manufacturing jobs gone, food rotting on docks, despite being oil rich, when will ignorant LIV Americans ever open their eyes?
Economists see painful cuts coming for Venezuela
By Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times
Economists see painful cuts coming for Venezuela
Story | January 11, 2013 | 3:54 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela — As perishable foodstuffs rotted ... had waited three weeks to unload at Venezuela's largest port, unsettled consumers ... controls have also caused the shriveling of Venezuela's domestic industries because local ...
And where is Sean Penn and other idiotic celebrities who were kissing the ass of Chavez?
Living the life of luxury in their Beverly Hills mansion, of course.
Liberals are soooooooo stupid.
Teabaggers hate socialism.

Unless they can benifit:

You didn’t hear this on Fox News or the Drudge Report, but on October 10 Venezuela seized and nationalized a massive fertilizer plant part-owned by Koch Industries. The media silence is a bit puzzling. You’d think that the seizure of property belonging to America’s second-largest private company, owned by one of the most powerful families in the country and the bankrollers of today’s libertarian/Tea Party revolution—the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch–would be considered newsworthy. But no, even though their Venezuela plant was nationalized a whole three months ago, other than a handful of short business-wire dispatches, this has yet to make the news. Even Koch Industries has been suspiciously silent on the matter.

One reason why the Kochs could be keeping the news under wraps is that the nationalization of the fertilizer plant may appear to be bad news for Charles and David Koch, but here’s the big surprise: the Kochs made hundreds of millions on every end of this deal…and even more surprising, bond markets cheered the nationalization. In other words, the free markets championed by the Kochs gave a big thumbs-down to Kochs’ negative influence on the value of the business, while at the same time, the free-market Kochs earned huge windfalls doing business with socialists. No wonder this story hasn’t made the rounds.

What were true-believer libertarians like the Kochs doing running a fertilizer plant in Venezuela with two state-run companies, anyway? After all, Charles Koch’s own Cato Institute brain trust has been writing for decades that government-owned enterprises are less efficient and productive than private companies. The answer is simple: they were there for the subsidies.

As I revealed last September, the Kochs have a long history of tapping into socialist programs, despite their staunch libertarian rhetoric. Starting with their father, Frederick C. Koch, who amassed the family fortune building up Soviet oil infrastructure in the 1930s during Stalin’s first Five Year Plan, the family has been sucking on the big government teat for as long as they’ve been in business, using government subsidies to maximize their own profits, even while funding the libertarian movement and trying to deny government spending on anyone or anything else.

150,000 jobs gone?

That was SLOW MONTH, when republicans were in charge.

That's teabagger "capitalism".

Poor "socialist" teabagger.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#2423 Jan 13, 2013
Brad wrote:
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Amazing how quickly these people jump on the problem when its an agenda drivin power grab.
Jobs,economy,debt,wars,educati on,illegals,,,,no urgency.
IRAQ.
the rest of us

Saint Paul, MN

#2424 Jan 13, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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That was SLOW MONTH, when republicans were in charge.
That's teabagger "capitalism".
Poor "socialist" teabagger.
Hey poor, dumb leftist turd, nobody reads your asinine comments let alone your 600 word cut and pastes. Go do something else that might be productive. You are a waste of space on here.

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#2425 Jan 13, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
destroyed Venezuala
It's official, Buttercup is competing with Au Dumbo in the number of cross posted, completely off-topic, dim-witted post in one hour.

Text your vote in now: who will take the crown for off topic SPAMS today?
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#2426 Jan 13, 2013
the rest of us wrote:
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Hey poor, dumb leftist turd, nobody reads your asinine comments let alone your 600 word cut and pastes. Go do something else that might be productive. You are a waste of space on here.
Teabagger troll.
Spocko

Oakland, CA

#2427 Jan 13, 2013
downhill246 wrote:
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The problem is you keep getting confined for trying to have intelligent conversations with salted slugs. Even worse, in six out of the eight times you tried your psychiatrist said the salted slug was judged to be the clear winner and two were a tie.
The Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986 prohibited the further manufacture of select fire weapons for the civilian market.
You may only own an M16 or other fully automatic machine gun that was manufactured and registered with BATFE before May 19, 1986. Fully automatic weapons manufactured after that date are not currently legal for civilian ownership. Because of the 1986 cut off, fully automatic weapons that were registered before that date sell for exorbitant prices and the sale and transfer includes a $200 tax and extensive paperwork that must be approved by the BATFE. You need to have a Class III BATF stamp to purchase one of these.
In contrast, the semi automatic AR 15 is available to any qualified buyer and it has the same restrictions that are applied to any other center fire rifle. To claim the difference between the two is a mere technicality is the epitome of ignorance, only worthy of a salted slug.
The radicalization of the NRA
Apparently all members voluntarily give up their critical thinking skills.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-nr...

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#2428 Jan 13, 2013
californio wrote:
<quoted text>Thing I always wondered about is since there no question asked, would not one of these programs be a good method of getting rid of a gun used in a murder.
That would be like saying if we start buying cocaine it will reduce the amount on the street....

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#2429 Jan 13, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>apples / oranges.

Mexico / United States

Assault weapons / cocaine.
Cocaine and assault weapons smuggling are all done by the same people
Raise the price of guns and they will haul them......

It is simple business 101.........
worse than we thought

Poulsbo, WA

#2430 Jan 13, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Look at the law here
Near impossible to buy a legal gun
But a dozen can be had illegally in a hour or so
good one 'here is one', you wouldn't be refering to the obama/holder approved brand new assault weapons that were secretly given to the mexican cartels, without obama/holder even remembering anything about it, would you? don't worry about any of those totally approved weapons ever being a problem in our neighborhoods north of our completely secure border. besides, the mexican cartels enjoy their approved obama/holder private gun shows and free delivery service so much they are no longer even sneaking around anymore into common ordinary gun shows for the american citizens. there is nothing illegal about obama/holder approved assault weapons.
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#2432 Jan 13, 2013
worse than we thought wrote:
<quoted text>good one 'here is one', you wouldn't be refering to the obama/holder approved brand new assault weapons that were secretly given to the mexican cartels, without obama/holder even remembering anything about it, would you? don't worry about any of those totally approved weapons ever being a problem in our neighborhoods north of our completely secure border. besides, the mexican cartels enjoy their approved obama/holder private gun shows and free delivery service so much they are no longer even sneaking around anymore into common ordinary gun shows for the american citizens. there is nothing illegal about obama/holder approved assault weapons.
I am sure those guns are part of what is available

There are a lot of fully auto sten style guns made here and south......

They fire from a open bolt slam fire so the firing pin is fixed

You need a barrel/breach assembly, a bolt springs and a simple l

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