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A blanket ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines?

L.A. Times 2012/12/21 00:20:01
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If we can't draw a sensible line on guns, we may as well call the American experiment in democracy a failure.

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  • kiote1963 2012/12/21 01:54:26
    No
    kiote1963
    +7
    Let's see...In sweden where there is a assault rifle in a majority of the homes their deaths from firearms is about 60 a year...ours is 166 times more than that +/-(10,000) So really you gun control fanatics DON'T know what you are talking about....and a public execution or 10 may curb some of the crime too...

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  • Unicorns vs Narwhals 2013/01/19 18:21:34
    No
    Unicorns vs Narwhals
    What is sensible? I think it would be "sensible" to not have any gun laws.
  • Centurion~PWCM~JLA 2012/12/21 23:59:51
    No
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    Most of you people calling for a ban on assault weapons wouldn't know an assault weapon if it were shoved up your nose.

    What makes a weapon an assault weapon? Do you have any idea?

    In 1776, a musket would have been considered an assault weapon. The Brown Bess was the top of the line assault weapon of it's day and a skilled operator might get off three rounds a minute.

    Hell no there should not be a ban on them nor high capacity magazines. Good sense should be the chief factor in choosing a magazine. I prefer to carry the 17 shot in my weapons and only load them to about 90% capacity because it is easier on the spring. I don't even like those "drum" type magazines having seen them jam up on the operator.

    The current regime is becoming too damned intrusive. I seriously question the good sense of the people that voted for four more years of it but I suppose that you have your reasons.

    Molon Labe

    regime damned intrusive people voted years suppose reasons molon labe
  • THE One... Centuri... 2012/12/26 20:32:04
  • Centuri... THE One... 2012/12/29 00:12:21
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    I'm sure that you are right.

    Two hundred years ago, this was an assault weapon and a very good one at that.

    Brown Bess

    Three lines of soldiers firing, reloading and advancing a few steps took ground quite well.


  • Lonzo 2012/12/21 16:42:20
    No
    Lonzo
    Like most major issues, this one does not get fixed with over-hasty and simplistic reactions.
  • Cn2012 2012/12/21 16:16:58
    No
    Cn2012
    Well actually if they agree to ban cops from having them as well then I would agree.
  • JessDeCristo 2012/12/21 15:55:58
    Yes
    JessDeCristo
    +1
    I'm with this one 100% all the way. Ownning hguns and military in civilian life is nothing more than STUPID MALE VANITY, that has cost many innocent lifes.
  • Todd Parsons 2012/12/21 14:07:28
    No
    Todd Parsons
    +1
    But hey if the ban high capacity magazines... No problem... we just need to go to a single shot weapon....like....

    Juf

    Just need to make sure we stop them!
  • DoxieDad 2012/12/21 13:35:09 (edited)
    No
    DoxieDad
    No! I'll give on the high capacity ammunition clips.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/12/21 10:53:36
    No
    Lady Whitewolf
    NO
  • Eddie 2012/12/21 10:53:26
    Yes
    Eddie
    +1
    As I've said many times. I'm all for gun ownership of hunting rifles. By that I mean Winchesters and shotguns. Not semi-automatic/automatic m-16's and ak47's.
  • Unicorn... Eddie 2013/01/19 18:20:31
    Unicorns vs Narwhals
    What exactly do you mean by "winchesters?" I don't see anything wrong with semiauto carbines like ar-15s or ak-47s
  • Eddie Unicorn... 2013/01/20 10:22:27
    Eddie
    A Winchester is a lever action rifle. And I shoukld have just said automatic rifles.
  • Unicorn... Eddie 2013/01/20 16:44:18
    Unicorns vs Narwhals
    Winchester does alot more than lever action rifles. I own one of there lever action model 94s in 44mag and trust me, someone who knew how to use it could have killed alot more kids than the Adam lanza did. I own both ar-15s and ak-47s and I have used both to hunt with, I don't see your problem with them. By the way it has been illegal to make any automatic firearm since 1986, and the prices on the ones that you can get are ridiculously high.
  • Magus BN-0 2012/12/21 05:47:09
    No
    Magus BN-0
    +1
    Who decides what line is sensible, though?
  • M Magus BN-0 2012/12/21 08:39:49
    M
    Exactly, and that line will just keep getting pushed back.
  • SK-pro impeachment 2012/12/21 05:40:10 (edited)
    No
    SK-pro impeachment
    +2
    That's because America is not a democracy, dodos! Geez somebody needs a text book. it' failed as a democracy because it was never intended to be one.
  • Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥ 2012/12/21 05:18:53
    No
    Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥
    +2
    The line is drawn by what the criminals are using - anything less is idiotic.
  • sglmom 2012/12/21 04:46:10
    No
    sglmom
    +3
    How about a sensible ban on those who do NOT understand that the United STates is a REPUBLIC (not a democracy)
    (and that includes those not familiar with the Bill of Rights or the Constitution too)

    Perhaps in a bit of time, LA times might .. just might .. be able to string together something that might make sense ...
  • Centuri... sglmom 2012/12/22 00:02:39
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    The parasites want to make it a democracy so that they will have the authority to "take from" the producers to give to themselves.

    I'd like to chop their cotton picking hands off.
  • sglmom Centuri... 2012/12/22 00:18:13
    sglmom
    +1
    Indeed ..
    LA Times is one of those Parasites ..
    just another useless RAG that spouts useless rubbish ..
  • Gracie - Proud Conservative 2012/12/21 04:46:00
    No
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    +3
    How about letting law abiding citizens protect themselves? 664 children were shot in Chicago this year with the most stringent gun laws in the country. Only stupid people think they can regulate insanity and evil.
  • Centuri... Gracie ... 2012/12/22 00:03:20
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    There are lots of stupid people out there Gracie. Too many.
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2012/12/21 04:42:44
    No
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    +6
    WE ARE NOT A DEMOCRACY WE ARE A REPUBLIC PROTECTED BY RULE OF LAW AND THAT RULE INCLUDES THE CITIZENS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE ARMED AND PROTECT OURSELVES FROM OUR GOVERNMENT. IF THEY HAVE THEM THEN WE HAVE THEM. IF NOT THEY ARE A BUNCH OF BULLIES WHICH THEY ALREADY ARE.
  • Centuri... Hula gi... 2012/12/22 00:06:01
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    You have such a way with words Hulagirl. I look forward to reading your posts!

    Yeah, the current regime is a gang of thugs. If that meteor does strike the earth I hope that it lands squarely on obama's head and everybody else in the room with him.


    molon labe
  • lisaokapi 2012/12/21 04:39:19
  • Dagon 2012/12/21 03:43:14
  • Chokmah 2012/12/21 03:42:40
  • SIMPATTYCO 2012/12/21 03:35:15
    No
    SIMPATTYCO
    +5
    How about a blanket ban on Psychos ... screen them out ... next identify what you mean by assault weapons. Too broad a category Semi automatics and semi automatic ammunition is OK Just the bad ass clips and guns carried by soldiers. All these killings were executed by sick people Americans cannot and must never give up their constitutional right to bear arms.
  • Dion Prince 2012/12/21 03:19:02
    No
    Dion Prince
    +3
    That would only make the weapons with large capacity magazines already in circulation more expensive.

    meaning that if for some reason I were ever in a firefight (God forbid) I would only have 10 bullets in which to defend myself since I do not normally carry extra magazines.

    yet a person who is willing to shoot up a school, movie theater etc has come to a place where he KNOWS no one is armed and has all the time in the world to reload and rearm a dozen times since he is well prepared because he came for one reason and one reason only, to kill as many people as possible.
  • Kyle 2012/12/21 02:45:22
    No
    Kyle
    +4
    this time you actually spoke a few words now you need to keep working on that more so we can actually understand what your saying on your questions
  • kiote1963 2012/12/21 01:54:26
    No
    kiote1963
    +7
    Let's see...In sweden where there is a assault rifle in a majority of the homes their deaths from firearms is about 60 a year...ours is 166 times more than that +/-(10,000) So really you gun control fanatics DON'T know what you are talking about....and a public execution or 10 may curb some of the crime too...
  • Centuri... kiote1963 2012/12/22 00:08:04
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    I really like your suggestion of public executions. They certainly seemed to help deter crime 150 years ago didn't they?
  • kiote1963 Centuri... 2013/01/04 00:53:28
    kiote1963
    +1
    Actually they did...and I am pretty sure if you executed some child rapist/murderers child abductions from strangers would go down. IMO
  • Centuri... kiote1963 2013/01/05 15:37:40
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    I agree.

    Please allow me the privilege of building the gallows.

    gallows  hang em high

    I would of course build the platform 20 feet up so that the miscreant can fall a good 10 to 12 feet before the "snap."

    Capital Punishment eliminates repeat offenders.
  • cheshirewayne 2012/12/21 01:46:04
    No
    cheshirewayne
    +6
    "assault weapons" are ban in this country. Hunting rifles with combat stocks and high capacity magazines are not. I realize you don't know the difference.
  • Ryan cheshir... 2012/12/21 04:40:54
    Ryan
    +2
    You left out the target rifles with those cosmetic features...

    Like these:

    hello kitty ar

    hello kitty ar
  • Centuri... Ryan 2012/12/22 00:09:31
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    My granddaughter has one of those!
  • Ryan Centuri... 2012/12/22 02:17:24
    Ryan
    +1
    Good gifts.
  • Centuri... Ryan 2012/12/29 00:16:00
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    Oh yeah!

    pink glock

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