Assault Weapon Ban Poll.

Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by Missourian, Nov 28, 2008.

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Do you agree with banning assault rifles?

  1. Yes

    14.3%
  2. No

    83.7%
  3. No Opinion

    2.0%
  1. Missourian
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    Since the assault weapon ban was was lifted in 2004, the number of deaths in the U.S., and that's all deaths, not just murders and crime related deaths, in four years is...163.





    The number of Americans killed by by lightning strikes in the same four year period...360.




    Airplane crashes...480.




    Car accidents...164,236.




    Average traffic related deaths per day? 134 per day.




    But, according to President-Elect Obama, semi-automatic rifles are the scurge of the country and must be banned.

    Good judgement or blind ideology?


    Let's recap, an American is more than twice as likely to, not just be struck by lightning, but to be killed by a lightning strike than to be killed by an "assault rifle".

    And 5 less Americans (158) are killed in traffic accidents on election day (one day) than were killed in four years by "assault rifles".


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    Shame on me for perpetuating a myth.

    An "assault rifle" is nothing more than a semi-automatic rifle.

    It is not a machine gun.

    While the semi-automatic mechanism is slightly different, the only true distinction between this semi-automatic rifle:


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    And this semi-automatic sidearm (pistol):

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    Is a buttstock and a 16 plus inch barrel.






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    No I do not agree with a ban on assault weapons.

    "A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country."

    "The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."

    "I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."

    "We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties."

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    Listen to Leroy Pyle

    [youtube]YjM9fcEzSJ0[/youtube]

    and give me some fucking flame throwers, tanks and 50 caliber sniper rifles!
     
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    That is a fantastic video Shogun. I hope everyone takes the time to watch it.
     
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    Exactly. Trying to define an "assault anything" is disengenuous at best. If I just take a swing at someone, by definition, it's an "assault arm/fist."

    Bayonet lug: Quick ... who was the last criminal to afix bayonet and charge?

    Sling swivels: Hell yeah. Exactly the way the Marines trained us. Assault the enemy at sling arms.:eusa_eh:

    pistol grip: Because no one but John Wayne could use a Winchester Model 94 as an assault weapon. Well, except the US military, cowboys, indians, good guys, bad guys, et al.

    Sheeple are stupid.
     
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    Is there such a thing as a non assault rifle?
    The term is too vague. I am not against gun ownership permitted to licensed operators who pass a rigorous test to demonstrate they are sane and responsible and who will agree to possible random visits by inspectors to see that they are complying.
    Automatic weapons of war are best left to the police and military.
     
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    Nobody has voted 'Yes' yet? I can't believe that. I thought there were a lot of Obama-type liberals around here.
     
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    you'd be shocked to know how many gun toting liberals there are. I mentioned this before but during the debates I was hanging out at a debate party with a bunch of gun loving liberals. The NRA would get more support if it were not a mouthpiece for the GOP.
     
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    I reckon your right...it's been a couple day's and not one 'Yes' vote.

    FWIW...I say the same thing about the Dems...if they would drop the pro-choice and anti-2nd amendment planks of their platform, they would have a fair shot at my vote.
     

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