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No weapon should be banned. Assault rifles especially. The 2nd amendment states the citizen militia should have the same firepower as the tyrannical government.

God this country is becoming fuging sissified, and disgraceful.

This gets me every time. Assault weapons are already banned. Those rifles that people clamor about being "assault weapons" are merely semi-automatic hunting rifles with a pistol grip and larger magazine.

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Costas and Whitlock are entitled to their opinions... quite a few posters on this board agree with them.

I am entitled to disagree with that opinion.

Belcher was deranged/sick/ill whatever you want to call it... he could have killed her with his hands if he'd wanted to...

Either way it's a sad situation... but it's funny how nobody's talking about this...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2012/12/02/nfl-browns-groundskeeper-passing/1740707/

or this...

http://www.ksee24.com/news/local/Man-Kills-Woman-Father-Then-Self-in-Bow-and-Arrow-Attack-181762421.html

I wonder what Costas and Whitlock thinks about those?

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This gets me every time. Assault weapons are already banned. Those rifles that people clamor about being "assault weapons" are merely semi-automatic hunting rifles with a pistol grip and larger magazine.

I agree 100% man. But there are those people that think my semi automatic AR is an "assault" weapon.

It's just a large capacity hunting rifle that you can put poo loads of bells and whistles on it. Lol I've heard the "well you can put a grenade launcher on it though" BS! Haha yea...

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Outlawing guns will never stop violent crimes

Root of the problem isn't that simple

Actually you could not be more incorrect.

Our per capita non gun related violent crimes are on par with other civilized countries. When we add in gun violence our violent crime rate skyrockets.

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I agree with what you said OP; guns are just tools...they just happen to be very effective tools. Guns allow people to easily inflict massive amounts of damage in a very short amount of time; so yeah Belcher could have used a lesser tool like a knife, baseball bat, or his bare hands but the gun made it a lot easier for him to end that woman's life.

Assault rifles need to be banned. Other guns should just be more difficult to obtain.

While I don't agree with Costas, the line of thought that someone will just do the same thing with a different weapon is asinine. Guns remove much of the human element from inflicting harm on someone. It can be done from a distance and it is the bullet doing the damage, not the actual person. Stabbing or bashing someone's brains in is a lot more brutal. For some people that doesn't matter because they are truly sick in the head, but for a lot of others, they never would have committed the crimes they did without the assistance of a gun.

Shooting someone is easy. You keep your hands clean and its often one shot and done. That's not the case with other weaponry.

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While I don't agree with Costas, the line of thought that someone will just do the same thing with a different weapon is asinine. Guns remove much of the human element from inflicting harm on someone. It can be done from a distance and it is the bullet doing the damage, not the actual person. Stabbing or bashing someone's brains in is a lot more brutal. For some people that doesn't matter because they are truly sick in the head, but for a lot of others, they never would have committed the crimes they did without the assistance of a gun.

Shooting someone is easy. You keep your hands clean and its often one shot and done. That's not the case with other weaponry.

Ok....so you essentially make the same points that I did, but in a better way. Read my post again; I said that he could have used another weapon, but the gun made it easier.

I like how some of you guys are playing word games. Sure an AR-15 may technically be classified as a " semi-automatic hunting rifle"....but we really know it is not. AR-15 has two modes: safe or semi-auto; the M16A2 has safe, semi-auto, or 3 round burst. None of the weapons in the M16 family except for the obsolete M16A1 (this family includes AR-15s) has a fully automatic mode of fire. So the only real difference between the AR-15 and the other weapons in that family is 3 round burst; that difference is not enough to classify one as a hunting rifle and another as an assault rifle...they are essentially the same thing. And that's just talking about the ARs and not the other assault rifle type weapons that are out there.

Also FYI the Federal Assault Weapons Ban expired March 2, 2004.

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If Mr. Belcher did not have a relationship with this woman, she would probably still be alive.

Ban interpersonal relationships.

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He's right. We should just magically take away all the guns so battles are fought with melee weapons and explosives.

I'm good with light saber duels

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No weapon should be banned. Assault rifles especially. The 2nd amendment states the citizen militia should have the same firepower as the tyrannical government.

God this country is becoming fuging sissified, and disgraceful.

Agreed. If I have a few million dollars lying around and I want to buy a tank I should be able to dammit.

And who is the government to tell me I cant buy enriched uranium? This is america, I thought this was a free country

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