President Obama will not renew assault weapons ban

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    President Obama will not renew assault weapons ban


    http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/altdaily/mobile/breakingnews/114582.php

    :eusa_clap:

    I hope this signals a permanent policy change and not just temporary political expediency.
     
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    Sarah G When Nothing Goes Right, Go Left Supporting Member

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    I don't know about this decision. what useful purpose do assualt weapons serve?

    He is probably thinking that anyone who wants them will have them anyway so he's picking his battles.
     
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    It's not about what's "useful" about "assault" rifles... Last time I checked, we had lots of "useless" things that no one complained about. However, that aside, the AWB as written is stupid and ineffective anyway.

    did you know that simply changing the grip on a gun can, under the AWB, take a weapoin from being illegal to being legal?

    the problem is that we've been trained to hear the word "assault" weapon and respond to that word viscerally. It has no meaning in reality and in reading the AWB, I found that it was so badly written and pointless that there is no reason for it to exist.

    And it's not like it kept illegal weapons off the streets.
     
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    I wonder if any of his fans are disappointed.
     
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    Will give The Prophet credit for this decision. Hopefully he will stick with it.

    There are plenty of good laws on the books around both gun possession, use and transportation, as well as illegal immigration. Neither are enforced with any seriousness and it has been that way for a long time.
     
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    Shogun posted this video last year...it really does a good job explaining the fallacy of the "assault" rifle and why the AWB was bad law.

    [youtube]YjM9fcEzSJ0[/youtube]​

    (If it doesn't work, let me know)
     
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    Burp Always carry, never tell

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    I hope his pets in Congress listens and agrees. Although, it would be interesting to see if he sticks to his word and vetoes anything they send to him (if they do) to the contrary.
     
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    Obama is making the right decision.


    I know a lot of kids who want automatic airsoft rifles. very fun.
     
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    I don't think he's gonna ban ammo either, or tax it so outrageously high that nobody can afford it, but...
    :eusa_shhh:
    ...Shhhhhh...don't tell the wingnuts...they're going nuts running around buying up all the guns and ammo they can...they're convinced Obama's gonna take away their right to bear arms.
    Running around buying guns & ammo-and teabagging with each other-keeps 'em busy and outta trouble.
    Who started those rumors, anyway?
    LOL-probably gun dealers!
    Who started the teabagging craze?
    Betcha it was Lipton and Earl Grey!:lol:
     

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