Obama to press for new gun policies following Connecticut shooting; Biden to spearhead effort

  • Article by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 19, 2012 - 5:04 AM
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yodalukeDec. 18, 12 1:56 PM

There are no easy answers but this is a good place to start. Ban assault weapons and ammo that is so deadly. Then we can focus on getting people the proper mental health treatment. Even if your a gun person I don't see how you could argue against banning assault weapons. There is just no good reason to have them. And no we don't need school officials with weapons if anything have more police presence in schools.

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xyz123qDec. 18, 12 2:10 PM

If they ban assault weapons, does this mean handguns, rifles, shotguns, etc. can no longer be black?

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Truckman182Dec. 18, 12 2:21 PM

Should we ban cars and beer sales after a drunk driver kills somebody? Had the person not had access to the car and the beer the person they killed would be alive. Taking away the 2nd ammendment will never happen in this country thankfully.

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Slider451Dec. 18, 12 2:23 PM

"Assault Weapon" is a political term. It is ambiguous and confusing. Let's stop spreading FUD and focus on facts. @yodaluke, are you in favor of banning deer rifles? If not, why? The .223 Bushmaster used in CT is less powerful than a modern deer rifle, and can't fire any more quickly (they're both semi-auto, one round per trigger pull). The only significant difference is the high-capacity magazine. I support limiting those, for everybody but the military. That includes LEOs. Our police aren't para-military and should arm themselves like Soldiers any more than citizens.

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SwiftBoatDec. 18, 12 2:24 PM

Oh, great! An assault weapons ban! That means the bad people won't have them....right?

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member11Dec. 18, 12 2:51 PM

Assault weapons? Meh - why bother, I think I'll just buy myself a Sherman tank. 2nd amendment right to bear arms and all that...

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garry4nowDec. 18, 12 2:58 PM

Who cares if they're functionally equivalent to many other not-banned guns? They're scary looking and banning them will make us feel better. Once we get that ban in place, I think we should ban heroin, meth and cocaine.

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garry4nowDec. 18, 12 3:00 PM

BTW, school shootings increased dramatically after the Gun Free School Zone Act was passed in 1994.

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MongooseBDec. 18, 12 3:01 PM

Hopefully saner heads than Feinstein can create a thoughtful ban that does more than create a list of scary-looking guns. She might as well be working for the NRA.

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djbarr65Dec. 18, 12 3:10 PM

I forget --- what kind of gun did Timothy McVeigh use to blow up the federal building? Psychos will always find a way to do what they need to to kill. The 2nd ammendment is a right - period. Do we really want to go there and start messing with rights? Eventually they might get to one YOU care about then what?

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