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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Washington Post.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#3413 Feb 1, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>True,in a sense. Private citizens CAN own fully automatic weapons AFTER a very involed and deep background check. After passing this check they must pay the mandatory tax of $200.00 fee PER weapon before purchase.
Gosh... just what I said.

Now to make the same legislation apply to assault weapons such as the AR-15.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#3414 Feb 1, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>If we want to read more regurgitated crap, we will pull your string Orca.
"We" being you and your aliases, Dumbo.

No need for you to read anything, Dumbo. Obviously: reading isn't your forte.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#3415 Feb 1, 2013
Mi_nina wrote:
<quoted text>
It is illegal for civilians to own automatic weapons in every single state.
Nope.

I'm not going to insist you look it up, you are wrong, the sun rises in the east and the earth is round.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#3416 Feb 1, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Pookie, I can explain things to even a simpleton like you, but I can’t comprehend
You can't comprehend posting under a single alias, Dumbo.

I'm not concerned with what you comprehend.

I'll point to your endorsement of Herman Cain as the standard of your comprehension.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#3417 Feb 1, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>True,in a sense.
Not true in the sense of 'fact'.

I understand how hard it would be for you to admit that I was absolutely correct.

It seems that I had it absolutely correct.

So we are back to "legal but difficult".

Especially compared to the NRA standard of: you can sell a gun to anyone you want as long as you don't ask and they don't tell.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#3418 Feb 1, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Gosh... just what I said.
Now to make the same legislation apply to assault weapons such as the AR-15.
The AR-15 is not an assault weapon. Conneticut says so.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#3419 Feb 1, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
You can't comprehend posting under a single alias, Dumbo.
I'm not concerned with what you comprehend.
I'll point to your endorsement of Herman Cain as the standard of your comprehension.
8,500,000 Americans Left Labor Force In Obama's First Term...and now Obama lays off his jobs council. hahahahahahah

Massive revisions to earlier numbers...Of course, once the MSM has lied in the Headlines, then the truth comes out…………on page 147.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#3420 Feb 1, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>8,500,000 Americans
OH BOY! MOre cross-posted, off-topic Au DumboSPAM!

flagged!

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#3421 Feb 1, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>The AR-15 is not an assault weapon. Conneticut says so.

UPDATE: State Police Confirm Weapons Used in Newtown Shootings
Kyle Becker January 21, 2013 7:38 am

The Connecticut State Police released a statement on January 18th attempting to clarify the confusion generated by the inconsistent and irresponsible media reporting following the Sandy Hook elementary shooting in Newtown on December 14th.

The released list of weapons sets the record straight on an issue that has driven the blogosphere to increasingly speculative lengths: exactly which weapons were used in the shooting?

The weapons seized from the attacker Adam Lanza are as follows, according to the State Police:

#1. Bushmaster .223 caliber– model XM15-E2S rifle with high capacity 30 round clips

#2. Glock 10 mm handgun

#3. Sig-Sauer P226 9mm handgun

Seized from suspect’s car in parking lot:

#4. Izhmash Canta-12 12 gauge Shotgun (seized from car in parking lot)

The Bushmaster .223 (not .233) can be assumed to be a semi-automatic rifle, although variants in fully automatic have been made for military and police purchasers. It is a “lightweight, small-caliber semi-automatic rifle, with a light recoil and a variety of optional barrel lengths and targeting/aiming devices.”

The Bushmaster .223 would fall under the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban legislation [Section 2(B)], since it has a detachable magazine (in this case, a 30-round magazine). The term “assault weapons” should be noted, since it appears to be politicized term used customarily to suit the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban legislation. The term is a redundancy, because there is no such thing as a “non-assault weapon.”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#3422 Feb 1, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>The AR-15 is not an assault weapon. Conneticut says so.
PS:

Le Jimbo wrote:
"They don't care if Obama was the Conneticut shooter, as long as they get their free chit."

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#3423 Feb 1, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
UPDATE: State Police Confirm Weapons Used in Newtown Shootings
Kyle Becker January 21, 2013 7:38 am
The Connecticut State Police released a statement on January 18th attempting to clarify the confusion generated by the inconsistent and irresponsible media reporting following the Sandy Hook elementary shooting in Newtown on December 14th.
The released list of weapons sets the record straight on an issue that has driven the blogosphere to increasingly speculative lengths: exactly which weapons were used in the shooting?
The weapons seized from the attacker Adam Lanza are as follows, according to the State Police:
#1. Bushmaster .223 caliber– model XM15-E2S rifle with high capacity 30 round clips
#2. Glock 10 mm handgun
#3. Sig-Sauer P226 9mm handgun
Seized from suspect’s car in parking lot:
#4. Izhmash Canta-12 12 gauge Shotgun (seized from car in parking lot)
The Bushmaster .223 (not .233) can be assumed to be a semi-automatic rifle, although variants in fully automatic have been made for military and police purchasers. It is a “lightweight, small-caliber semi-automatic rifle, with a light recoil and a variety of optional barrel lengths and targeting/aiming devices.”
The Bushmaster .223 would fall under the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban legislation [Section 2(B)], since it has a detachable magazine (in this case, a 30-round magazine). The term “assault weapons” should be noted, since it appears to be politicized term used customarily to suit the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban legislation. The term is a redundancy, because there is no such thing as a “non-assault weapon.”
Rifle found in Lanza's trunk not a Bushmaster

Now it turns out that the rifle found in the trunk is not a Bushmaster at all, The police officer is, in gun owner's jargon, cycling a bolt to clear the weapon. An AR uses a charging handle. Gun experts have said that the weapon shown in the video is some kind of shotgun. Here is the news report in which the "long weapon" is shown:

http://digitaljournal.com/article/340113

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#3424 Feb 1, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>
Rifle found in Lanza's trunk not a Bushmaster
Gosh, you really have to get your rants in order.

Let me know what your FINAL STATEMENT is in regard to which weapons you think were found where.

I stick to what the state of Connecticut said over a month ago.

And what they had to repeat because of idiot like yourself trying to spread the NRA rumors to the contrary.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#3425 Feb 1, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Gosh, you really have to get your rants in order.
Let me know what your FINAL STATEMENT is in regard to which weapons you think were found where.
I stick to what the state of Connecticut said over a month ago.
And what they had to repeat because of idiot like yourself trying to spread the NRA rumors to the contrary.
idiots like You would stick with the state of Connecticut storyline even though the video shows & confirms the officers removing a long rifle besides you really have to get your rants in order.

NBC Admitted: No ‘Assault Rifle’ Used in Newtown Shooting

http://www.ijreview.com/2013/01/30208-nbc-adm...

Coroner Confirms: No Assault Weapon Used in Sandy Hook Shooting

http://conservativebyte.com/2013/01/coroner-c...
1 post removed

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#3427 Feb 1, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Gosh, you really have to get your rants in order.
Let me know what your FINAL STATEMENT is in regard to which weapons you think were found where.
I stick to what the state of Connecticut said over a month ago.
And what they had to repeat because of idiot like yourself trying to spread the NRA rumors to the contrary.
hahahah got your doors blown off again.........you are an assault weapon. All you do is assault other posters. Go back to the playground pookie.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#3428 Feb 1, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
Coroner Confirms:
What he really said:

NEWTOWN, Conn.--Dr. H. Wayne Carver, the medical examiner investigating Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, said autopsies completed on 20 children and six adults on Saturday showed they were killed with multiple bullets fired by a rifle at close range.

"I've been at this for a third of a century and my sensibilities may not be those of the average man, but this probably is the worst I have seen or the worst that I know of any of my colleagues have seen," Carver told reporters gathered at Treadwell Park, less than a mile from the school where the shooting occurred.

Lt. Paul Vance distributed a photocopied list with the names and dates of birth of the victims, including 12 girls and 8 boys, most of them born in 2006.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/medical-e...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22488...

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#3429 Feb 1, 2013
au contraire wrote:
hahahah got your doors.
All I have is the findings of the state of Connecticut.

Note the spelling, Dumbo.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#3430 Feb 1, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Gosh... just what I said.
Now to make the same legislation apply to assault weapons such as the AR-15.
If they did it for knee pads you would be screaming that your rights were being violated.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#3431 Feb 1, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
UPDATE: State Police Confirm Weapons Used in Newtown Shootings
Kyle Becker January 21, 2013 7:38 am
The Connecticut State Police released a statement on January 18th attempting to clarify the confusion generated by the inconsistent and irresponsible media reporting following the Sandy Hook elementary shooting in Newtown on December 14th.
The released list of weapons sets the record straight on an issue that has driven the blogosphere to increasingly speculative lengths: exactly which weapons were used in the shooting?
The weapons seized from the attacker Adam Lanza are as follows, according to the State Police:
#1. Bushmaster .223 caliber– model XM15-E2S rifle with high capacity 30 round clips
#2. Glock 10 mm handgun
#3. Sig-Sauer P226 9mm handgun
Seized from suspect’s car in parking lot:
#4. Izhmash Canta-12 12 gauge Shotgun (seized from car in parking lot)
The Bushmaster .223 (not .233) can be assumed to be a semi-automatic rifle, although variants in fully automatic have been made for military and police purchasers. It is a “lightweight, small-caliber semi-automatic rifle, with a light recoil and a variety of optional barrel lengths and targeting/aiming devices.”
The Bushmaster .223 would fall under the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban legislation [Section 2(B)], since it has a detachable magazine (in this case, a 30-round magazine). The term “assault weapons” should be noted, since it appears to be politicized term used customarily to suit the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban legislation. The term is a redundancy, because there is no such thing as a “non-assault weapon.”
. 223? So he used the firearm with the smallest bore. Okay.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#3432 Feb 1, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> What the hell are you talking about, Saul?
You. And I'm laughing too, don't forget.

'EVIL! I evil to you!'

[snicker]

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#3433 Feb 1, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>hahahah got your doors blown off again.........you are an assault weapon. All you do is assault other posters. Go back to the playground pookie.
You assault the intelligence of everyone on these threads, au Jimbo. You whining about someone "assaulting other posters" is hilariously hypocritical, and as to playgrounds, clearly that's what you think Topix IS or you wouldn't be here posting this rubbish.

Right?:)

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

US Politics Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Pence: Trump will "speak the truth" during debate 2 min Le Jimbo 8
News BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 3 min Jacques in Ottawa 225,688
News Poll: Debates Will Be Major Influence for a Thi... 4 min Le Jimbo 2
News Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 4 min Grey Ghost 1,432,296
News DC appeals court set to hear Clean Power Plan case 4 min Solarman 1
News Hillary Clinton Charges Racism 5 min Nonlib 646
News Trump Isn't Bluffing, He'll Deport 11 Million P... 5 min Brian_G 10,278
Election 'Fox News Sunday' to Host Kentucky Senate Debate (Oct '10) 7 min Abe 243,597
News The President has failed us (Jun '12) 9 min positronium 395,597
News Trump calls on GOP to improve African-American ... 14 min kuda 1,317
News Police in riot-hit Charlotte say shooting victi... 1 hr proud white Ameri... 619
More from around the web