For those that support banning 'assault weapns'

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  1. M14 Shooter
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    The 1994 'assault weapon' ban covered semi-automatic rifles able to accept detachable magazines that included two or more of the following accessories:

    -Folding or telescoping stock
    -Pistol grip
    -Bayonet mount
    -Flash suppressor, or threaded barrel designed to accommodate one
    -Muzzle device which enables the launching or firing of rifle grenades

    Can any of the supporters of this ban, or those who would reinstate it, explain with specificity what about any combination of the listed accessories create a rifle that should not be in the hands of the general public?

    What compelling state interest is there in banning rifles with these accessories, and how is the ban in question the least restrictive means to meet that interest?
     
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    Because looks are more important than performance.
    The cosmetic items you list make the gun look scary
    Common sense has left the building when it comes to guns now.
     
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    And no one hunts with scary guns, so they really shouldn't have them.

    I'm thinking someplace overrun with liberal bloodsuckers like Chick-ah-goh might just make a perfect target-rich environment.
     
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    Hollywood loves scary guns.

    "Say hello to my little friend...."

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    "Assault weapons" is a propaganda term. There is no such thing.
     
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    Well Mr. Shooter, they go bang really fast and my they have these really hot metal things flying out of them.
     
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    Why do you bother asking real questions, the grabbers are not being objective and are not using either their brains or common sense. Hell the fact that less then 500 murders in a year are committed with ANY rifle, much less an "assault" rifle escapes their pea brains.


    And what I really love are the toadies that pretend to support the second demanding we acquiesce to more controls.

    The Supreme Court is clear. Military style weapons are what the 2nd protects. And it is an Individual right absent any membership in any type of Militia.

    They want to ban military type weapons? They need an amendment since case law and the facts and Constitution forbid it.
     
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    If this is the fullest extent of your response, it is very clear you do not understand the questions put to you.
     
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    It's becoming clear that firearms present more of a danger than what firearms were to protect us from in the first place. The question posed on this thread is absurd, when our own children are using firearms to slaughter each other. What the hardware is called or how it works is irrelevant. Do we really NEED the second amendment anymore? That would be the more pertinent question. Does this society really need firearms anymore?
     
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    …and what evidence does the government have in support of such a measure?
     

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