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    http://www.stopthenra.com

    Dear Supporter,

    Today Senator John Kerry makes a strong defense of the ban and blasts President George W. Bush for blocking the renewal.

    "In the Al Qaeda manual on terror, they were telling people to go out and buy assault weapons, to come to America and buy assault weapons," Kerry said. "Every law enforcement officer in America doesn't want us selling assault weapons in the streets of America, but George Bush, he says, 'Well, I'm for that."'

    Kerry said that Bush was caving to demands of the National Rifle Association. What other explanation is there, when surveys show nearly 80 percent of Americans want it renewed, and every major law enforcement group supports renewing the ban?

    Also, our full-page ad today talks about the absurdity of President Bush letting the Assault Weapons Ban expire in this day and age despite his pledge to keep the nation safe from terrorism. The ad shows Osama bin Laden carrying an AK-47 assault rifle and quotes an Al Qaeda training manual that says: "In countries like the United States it's perfectly legal for members of the public to own certain types of firearms. If you live in such a country obtain an assault rifle legally, preferably an AK-47 or variations."

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    And your position on this, would be what, ajwps?
     
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    Come on aj. Don't let your paranoid dystopia nightmares regarding christians with guns get to you.

    Keep your liberal crap off of our site, please!
     
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    From the same site - a list compiled by the NRA of groups, individuals and newspapers who actively seek to abrogate the second amendment. I doubt that this anti-gun lobby intended this use of its web page, but this is as good a place as any to view a list of enemies of the constitution and of our right to keep and bear arms.


    http://www.nraila.org/Issues/FactSheets/Read.aspx?ID=15
     
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    Thats funny, G.W has publicly stated that IF it is passed by the house he would sign the bill. wonder why the house is delaying it???? HHmmmmm.......
    try and get the story right, the ball isnt in play if the bill doesnt land on his desk.
     
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    A lot of the stuff about "assault" weapons is BS.

    First of all, many people make it seem like they are just referring to rapid-fire weapons like AK-47s. But they are not. Many weapons used by hunters and are not rapid fire are considered assault weapons under that law.

    Second, assault weapons are not used that much in crimes. Some people act like assault weapons-wielding criminals are running around wreaking havoc and killing people left and right, and it just isn't the case.

    Third, what does banning them really do? Do you really think that a criminal will care that the particular weapon is illegal? Hell no he's not going to care.

    I wish more people would look at the facts instead of resorting to the rhetoric and hyperbole often associated with this issue. Here is a good site I found that discusses this. Check out the links at the bottom as well:

    http://www.guncite.com/gun_control_gcassaul.html
     
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    The ban doesn't really ban assualt weapons anyways. Just those with certain features like:

    pistol grip
    bayonet rail
    flash supressor
    expanded clip
    collapsible stock
    grenade launcher (i guess that was a problem...)

    Just a symbolic piece of legislation without impact or real purpose.

    http://johnrlott.tripod.com/op-eds/LATimesEndingAWB.html
     
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    This occured to me...

    Obviously al Qaeda isn't familiar with the kind of guys who own gun stores and sell assualt weapons.
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure the assault weapons ban was a real snag for terrorist planning. Just imagine: "Geeze wiz Abdul I sure would like to arm our sucide terrorist cell with some assault rifles, but you know there is this annoying law banning such weapons. Maybe we should just give up." :rolleyes:
     
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    I think banning them means you can't buy them in gun stores, where the majority of Americans get their guns. Banning them there makes it more difficult (not impossible, of course) to procure them, and thus lowering the amount of assault weapon-related crime. Its a good first step.
     

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