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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“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

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#1502 Jan 3, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>REALLY...Please tell us all the guns, Obama has banned?
One does not sound an alram horn after the fox has eaten the hens sir. Alarms are sounded BEFORE the fox gets all the way in the hen house you half wit.

Google 'Paul Revere' and learn son.

The "dip" sign is placed BEFORE the dip, not after you hit the dip.
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#1504 Jan 3, 2013
Aquarius-WY wrote:
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SECTION II – TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
barefoot2626 wrote:
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*skip*
Of course you skipped it sweetie. There's a lot of icky stuff in truth sometimes huh dear.
It's OK honey chile, jes keep yer head down. Oh, that's right you already have it down - in the sand.
Make sure you keep yer music with ya, and keep humming so you do not hear the paddy wagon coming.

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#1505 Jan 3, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
This is a piece of rightwing propaganda, written in the form of a bogus letter, designed by a guns rights advocate, likely masquerading as a marine, to illicit emotional support to their cause.....
Right out of Saul's handbook huh.

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#1506 Jan 3, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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I'd have to see proof a Marine actually wrote this, it sounds like nothing but pro-gun propaganda.
I'd like to think that a REAL Marine would at least abide by the laws of this country.
"Misinformation campaign," indeed...
Really?
What would you do if it was proved to you that a REAL Marine wrote it, AND sent it to her office?
Oh, that's right. Nothing. Jest like now.

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#1507 Jan 3, 2013
just another guy wrote:
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The problem with this becomes what criteria is used to deny a right. To be legal a person would be entitled to due process before the right could be denied. Quite a lengthy , complicated and expensive proposition.
Good thing congress gave him a powerful pen to "expedite" things huh.

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#1508 Jan 3, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Everything must be getting better now....as we have found time to argue about stuff that will never happen.....
What will never happen?
just another guy

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#1509 Jan 3, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Everything must be getting better now....as we have found time to argue about stuff that will never happen.....
Like spending cuts?

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#1510 Jan 3, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Most common murder is a man kills his wife/girlfriend.
Incorrect.
The most common murder is war.
Patriot

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#1511 Jan 3, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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I'd have to see proof a Marine actually wrote this, it sounds like nothing but pro-gun propaganda.
I'd like to think that a REAL Marine would at least abide by the laws of this country.
"Misinformation campaign," indeed...
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"All ‘laws’ which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void." Marbury vs. Madison

"No one is bound to obey an un-Constitutional ‘law’ and no courts are bound to enforce it." 16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 177 late 2d. Sec 256

"An un-Constitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed." Norton vs. Shelby County

"Where Rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them." Miranda vs. Arizona

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#1512 Jan 3, 2013
lost-cause wrote:
Propaganda or not. It's the truth of it... millions will not register.
"Register" under what specific law? Do you support lawbreaking, if such a law WAS passed?

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#1513 Jan 3, 2013
Patriot wrote:
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"All ‘laws’ which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void." Marbury vs. Madison
"No one is bound to obey an un-Constitutional ‘law’ and no courts are bound to enforce it." 16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 177 late 2d. Sec 256
"An un-Constitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed." Norton vs. Shelby County
"Where Rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them." Miranda vs. Arizona
So you have no proof....thanks. Didn't think so.

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#1514 Jan 3, 2013
Aquarius-WY wrote:
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Really?
What would you do if it was proved to you that a REAL Marine wrote it, AND sent it to her office?
Oh, that's right. Nothing. Jest like now.
It would prove that the letter wasn't merely NRA/gunner propaganda, at least.

I would still disagree, since the so-called "Marine" suggests that Americans should violate the law.

What would YOU do if it was proven a fake letter?:)

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#1515 Jan 3, 2013
just another guy wrote:
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A REAL Marine will abide by the laws of this country. The supreme law being the Constitution, not something passed by a body that has become nothing but tyrants and outlaws.
Completely hysterical. Nothing is unConstitutional about regulation of weapons.

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#1516 Jan 3, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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"Register" under what specific law? Do you support lawbreaking, if such a law WAS passed?
http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index....

Just pointing the obvious.

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#1517 Jan 3, 2013
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#1518 Jan 3, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>REALLY...Please tell us all the guns, Obama has banned?
You might read his vote against guns while a state senator.

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#1519 Jan 3, 2013
lost-cause wrote:
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http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index....
Just pointing the obvious.
Thanks for the answer, since no law was cited. Of course it hasn't been introduced, much less passed.

And the only weapons which would have to be registered would be weapons grandfathered in under that law.

What about the law is objectionable?
Ravianna

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#1520 Jan 3, 2013
Would an assault weapon ban work?

No, because it's misdirected rage.

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#1521 Jan 3, 2013
Ravianna wrote:
Would an assault weapon ban work?
No, because it's misdirected rage.
It would work to restrict assault weapons, which have no business in the public's hands anyway. Would that end mass killings? Probably not. But further restrictions on guns might keep them out of the hands of lunatics and teens bent on mass murder, and further training and security procedures in public places might help to reduce these killings, too. Better recognition and treatment of mental illness would also help.

No ONE thing can cure this horrific epidemic, but certainly doing nothing won't help at all.

ps - "rage" doesn't enter into it. The killers are the ones afflicted with rage.

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#1522 Jan 3, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Thanks for the answer, since no law was cited. Of course it hasn't been introduced, much less passed.
And the only weapons which would have to be registered would be weapons grandfathered in under that law.
What about the law is objectionable?
I tend to agree that the government doesn't need to know everything about be or what I own unless I've given good reason for them to.

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