I don't get why Democrats are going after "assault weapons" and not handguns

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  1. LibertyLemming
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    I mean if you really think gun control will save lives, despite that not being proven true, wouldn't you want to ban the guns that are involved in most deaths?

    In 2009, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 66.9% of all homicides in the United States were perpetrated using a firearm. Two-thirds of all gun-related deaths in the United States are suicides. Of the 30,470 firearm-related deaths in the United States in 2010, 19,392 (63.6%) were suicide deaths, and 11,078 (36.4%) homicide deaths.

    75% of gun homicides are committed with a handgun.

    4% with rifles, all rifles, not just assault weapons.
    5% shotguns.

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    Not that I support any gun restrictions, but at least don't be complete tools with your attempts at taking away my liberty

    OH ! Almost forgot, Connecticut has bans on defined 'assault weapons,' which includes selective fire firearms unless purchased before October 1, 1993, and a limited list of semiautomatic AR, AK, and SKS variants. However, it does not restrict magazine capacity. Guess that isn't working out so well.
     
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    Handguns are not on their agenda. Well except for that dumb bitch in Cali
     
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    Its a question of chipping away at the smaller groups of gun owners, in the hopes the larger groups of gun owners sacrifice the smaller to maintain thier own rights.

    Thats why they go after "scary gun" owners first, so as not to piss of the hunters and the guys with handguns.

    Thats why they carve out exemptions for law enforcement, even when retired, because they know when the police oppose thier policies, they are dead in the water.

    Thats why they love it when liberal states like NY pass even harsher weapon restrictions, so they can point to those in state gun owners who "are now under the restrictions, and are JUST FINE"
     
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    In an ideal situation hand guns would be restricted as well.
     
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    Gonna state the obvious.......all firearms are 'assault' weapons.
    DUH.
     
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    Right, an ideal paradise is a place where everyone gets told how to live.
     
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    Except for RDD, of course. he has this sad belief that he would be one of the ruling class, not one of the Peons.
     
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    I figured he would be in the class where, during a robbery, he would just get butt-fucked to death, because he was too much of an anti-constitutionalist. "Wait robber, you mean you DIDNT turn in your gun?" :confused:
     

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