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I have no problem with people who need to possess a firearm. However the design of Assault Weapons is to kill as many people as you can in a short amount of time. An armed police officer in Orlando engaged the shooter immediately but he was out gunned with this type of weapon. I do not think these type of weapons are used for hunting or even self defense. They are being used as an offensive weapon and in my opinion should not be sold to the general public. Congress is totally under the control of the gun lobby and they would not even bar people on the Terror Watch list from buying them as was the case in Orlando. The fact since 2004 when the ban was voted down we have had numerous mass shootings not just by Middle Eastern people but many more by middle aged white males. I for one do not want to live in a society with everyone walking around with a Assault Weapon over their shoulder. That is what happened in Colorado Springs and 20 minutes later he opened fire and 6 people were shot dead. I think the great majority of people want these weapons banned including NRA members but weapons manufacturers are making too much money off these sales and like everything else in our country they pay off the politicians with big campaign contributions. If they were your children butchered I doubt you'd be making this argument. It is just plain common sense.
I never used full auto. Wasted too much ammo.
The only thing different between a AR-15 and a M-16 is that the 15 is not fully automatic. You must pull the trigger in rapid succession to get the same result as full automatic. I'm very familiar with the M-16 because I trained on it and used it in Vietnam. We very seldom used the full automatic function because you used up your clip too fast. Both are classified as a Military style Assault Weapons and people on the receiving end did not know which function was being selected. Tell the parents of the little children in NewTown(Or any other mass shooting for that matter)
that their kids were not technically killed by an Military Assault Weapon. I'm sure they we feel better. Happy Father's Day.
You are correct the Assault Weapons Ban had 10 years and in 2004 when it came up for a vote to make it permanent the Gun Lobby squashed it and it expired. A technicality to be sure but it accomplished the same thing it allowed Terrorists, Criminals and the Insane the ability to acquire Military Assault Weapons to kill as many people as they could in a very short amount of time which is what it was designed to do. Maybe if it had been your 3 children butchered by this white male then you would understand how crazy it is to allow this type of weapon to be sold to the general public. I have personally seen what these weapons do to the human body up and personal and you can't even imagine what it did to these little children. Also you are correct the only Industry in the US that has immunity is the weapons manufacturers. That was also initiated by the Gun Lobby that controls Congressman with no conscience most of which are Republicans like it or not. That is not hysterics it is a sad fact that we continue to have these mass shootings and the weapon of choice is almost always a AR-15 thanks to people called "Pro-life". What a joke.
One of Pres. Bush's and the Republican controlled Congress greatest accomplishments besides the Iraq Invasion was repealing the Assault Weapons Ban and giving weapons manufacturers immunity. That Legacy has help fill our National Cemeteries, VA Hospitals, bury 24 innocent little children in New Town and many more across the country. It shows the world how really great the US is. I guess this is known as "Pro-Life".
"Carly is a tested leader", very true in that she ran HP into the ground which cost 30,000 people to lose their jobs and then she got tens of millions of dollars to disappear.
I think you will find Trump is from the same mold as Bill Clinton. Just ask all his ex-wives.
How do you expect him to survive in Steamboat on only $200,000 plus a year?
I believe it is called a civilized society.
Correct. So if you want a safe highway system to allow you to travel around the country you will pay for it. If you want to travel by air safely utilizing the air traffic control system you will also pay for it. Not just does the individual enjoy the benefits of their taxes but the economy would come to a standstill without reliable transportation. I would say there is not one US taxpayer who has not utilized these systems and would prefer the Interstate System over toll roads. You get what you pay for.
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