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Obama 'backs assault weapons ban'

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:50 PM

US President Barack Obama wants to reinstate an assault weapons ban in the wake of the mass killings in Newtown, Connecticut, his spokesman says.

Jay Carney said the president was "actively supportive" of a Democratic senator's plan to introduce a bill on the first day of the next Congress.

Mr Obama would also consider curbs on high-capacity ammunition and loopholes, Mr Carney said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-20776784

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 18 December 2012 - 09:50 PM, said:

US President Barack Obama wants to reinstate an assault weapons ban in the wake of the mass killings in Newtown, Connecticut, his spokesman says.
the shooting where assult rifles were not used.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:01 PM

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:04 PM

View Postaztek, on 18 December 2012 - 09:57 PM, said:

the shooting where assult rifles were not used.
Does not bloody matter


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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

View PostSpiritWriter, on 18 December 2012 - 10:01 PM, said:

I have a solution for all the world but nobody wants to listen to me.

Let's hear it!


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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:11 PM

So it's going to be a retro 90's assault weapons ban, again. Gotta love those politicians, they're great at BS'ing the people.




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On Monday, the White House spokesman said that tighter gun control laws were only part of the answer to violence in the US, and that "no single action will fully address the problem".

Hmmm interesting, now why would they think that?

Edited by Purifier, 18 December 2012 - 10:20 PM.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

The Five-Seven holds 20 bullets in it's clip. If you reload it would be 40 shots.. What if the guy holds two Five-Sevens and has extended clips? Then there's automatic pistols with extended clips. It's easier for the Government and Police to stop. It won't matter to much for the people at school during the time. A lot of these guys can build bombs learning on the internet, television and school.

Edited by kampz, 18 December 2012 - 10:42 PM.


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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:00 PM

View PostPurifier, on 18 December 2012 - 10:11 PM, said:

So it's going to be a retro 90's assault weapons ban, again. Gotta love those politicians, they're great at BS'ing the people.






Hmmm interesting, now why would they think that?

It's just chatter.
And who said he didn't use an assault rifle . He did ,on the kids . He shot himself with the gun .
http://www.cbsnews.c...-hook-massacre/

Edited by Simbi Laveau, 18 December 2012 - 11:02 PM.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:01 PM

View PostSpiritWriter, on 18 December 2012 - 10:01 PM, said:

I have a solution for all the world but nobody wants to listen to me.
OK, shoot.


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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:13 PM

I have read that there was no demonstrable improvement in killings with such weapons or with number of shots fired in mass attacks after the ten year ban.  If those numbers are correct then the net effect of this will be to make an 800 dollar rifle become a 2000 dollar rifle nearly overnight.  In fact if I had a couple thousand to invest I'd buy 2 today.  In 6 months I could probably triple or even quadruple the investment.  Banning high capacity magazines will have the same effect BUT in the long run their ban might actually help matters.  Making a shooter reload makes him a bit more vulnerable.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:28 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 18 December 2012 - 11:00 PM, said:

It's just chatter.
And who said he didn't use an assault rifle . He did ,on the kids . He shot himself with the gun .
http://www.cbsnews.c...-hook-massacre/
damn media, now they changed the story

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:30 PM

The AW was in the trunk of the car. How did he shoot it ?

Edited by AsteroidX, 18 December 2012 - 11:30 PM.


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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

View Postaztek, on 18 December 2012 - 11:28 PM, said:

damn media, now they changed the story
Yeah, they've reported alot of differing stories with this one.


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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

I don't think banning AW will help.  More attention to mental illness would.  This guys mom warned his babysitter not to turn his back on him even for a minute but yet she did.  If you have someone in you family that has mental illness maybe you should lock up you guns and seek help for them even if it means locking them up in a mental institution.


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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:45 PM

I would give it acouple weeks before the full story is out. the news channels all scramble to be the FIRST with the story so they all normally say random made up facts.

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