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#11 LiQuiD

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:19 AM

Seriously though, assault rifles have no place in regular citzens' hands. They serve absolutely no purpose except for violence.

Realistically, these types of tragedies can and will happen in the absence of assault-type firearms, the severity of which could be less or more depending on how skilled a marksman the gunman is.

In the absence of a proper fully automatic firearm, someone like this may just resort to pipe bombs, vests, etc. Eliminate military-grade firearms and there are still countless ways to mass murder men, women and children.

The media just furthers the motivation to go big or go home.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:19 AM

I understand that we have made it too easy for killers to kill.



However you don't understand the basic differences between different types of rifles.

I have an AR-15 with a 20 inch bull barrel, and a 9X24 powered scope on it, with spring loaded tripod.

I also have a .308 deer hunting rifle with none of that stuff and it looks like a gun from the 1890's.

Which one can I do more damage with?

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:21 AM

Seriously though, assault rifles have no place in regular citzens' hands. They serve absolutely no purpose except for violence.

Realistically, these types of tragedies can and will happen in the absence of assault-type firearms, the severity of which could be less or more depending on how skilled a marksman the gunman is.

In the absence of a proper fully automatic firearm, someone like this may just resort to pipe bombs, vests, etc. Eliminate military-grade firearms and there are still countless ways to mass murder men, women and children.

The media just furthers the motivation to go big or go home.



Auto's are already illegal. I highly doubt he was using an auto or a 3 round burst setting.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

Because this: http://en.m.wikipedi...ult_Weapons_Ban

Totally kept this: http://en.m.wikipedi...ma_City_bombing

From happening.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:44 AM

we simply have bloodlust in the us. from our sports to our games to our movies. we crave violence and conflict. its as much a part of our dna as running a biz.
boxing? thats too slow and boring. give us MMA.
in football don't just show me the good catch or run, show me the hits where a guy gets knocked out. show me fist fights on youtube. show me kids fighting on the bus.
don't give me a movie that has just suspense. give me gore and disembowelment and decapitations and blood and creative ways to kill someone. don't give me a rating either. give me the unedited version because what i saw didn't satisfy my bloodlust. give me more.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:44 AM

Ban them all. Please explain what any reasonable law abiding citizen needs them for. Then tell me what it is worth in human life...6 & 7 year old life.


You said make it more difficult not ban them.

Banning would have made a difference for sure.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:48 AM

Banning doesn't do a goddamn thing unless they round up every single firearm in the country.

How are they going to do that, LP?

Do you think these kids parents would be grateful to know that it was a shotgun and not a rifle?

I have an idea, how bout they ban murder. Wait...

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

Waco and Ruby Ridge. When the government mounts a full assault against peaceful people they have the right to defend themselves. A single shot .22 will not suffice. Force is met with force.

There was no uproar to ban diesel and ammonium nitrate after Oklahoma City. That was a real weapon of mass destruction. Tim's "truck bomb" took more lives and did more damage that day than the AR did in ct.

Guns are like pit bulls. The media seizes the opportunity to sensationalize a tragedy involving either of them into a headline. It's working. People are calling for out right bans of firearms and some towns have enacted breed specific legislation to outlaw a type of dog.

And just like the pit bull, it is not the guns fault. Blame lies in the owner. You take away the pit bull and another breed replaces it as a "killer breed". Then the government starts to work on outlawing them. You ban guns, criminals are notorious for not following the law and you and I suffer. Where there is a will there is a way.

I don't blame airplanes and jet fuel for 9/11. They were the tools that were used to murder 3,000 people. Like firearms they are nothing but inanimate objects.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

In the absence of a proper fully automatic firearm, someone like this may just resort to pipe bombs, vests, etc.


I think all the guns the kid had at the scene were semi-automatic just to split hairs.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:55 AM

http://politicaltick...apons-ban-bill/

Bill to be introduced


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