Latest try at new assault weapons ban would exempt more than 2,200 specific firearms

  • Article by: EILEEN SULLIVAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 16, 2013 - 5:29 PM
  • 8
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
  • 1 - 8 of 8
r_fitzwellFeb. 17, 13 8:23 AM

This is the problem. They are basing this off of cosmetics of certain guns. They are banning guns off of no logic at all. If they want to do this smart, and do it with logic. You can make an arguement about every gun out there. Red Lake shooting, the person used a shotgun and pistol. It's rumored now that the Newtown shooting, he left the AR in the trunk of the car. So, where do you draw the line? You can't ban a gun off of cosmetics. You ban certain ones off of features. Ban a "select fire" style gun. One that has a "semi auto" and "full auto" switch. There's no need at all to try and ban an AR15, which is still only semi auto. It's just like a Glock which is what most law enforcement carry.

6
4
somedude2Feb. 17, 13 8:39 AM

"Kristen Rand, the legislative director at the Washington-based Violence Policy Center, said the Ruger Mini-14 model that would be banned under Feinstein's legislation is easier to hold while firing because it has a pistol grip, and it's easier to hide because it has a collapsible stock. That's what makes it more dangerous that the Ruger Mini-14 with the fixed stock which would be exempted under the Feinstein bill, she said." - Whlie true, is it less deadly? Is there no logic?

3
2
usafnodakFeb. 17, 13 9:27 AM

stating that a collapsable stock makes something more easy to hide is ludicrous. So is saying that a pistol grip makes the gun easier to hold while firing. That may be true for a gun that has full auto capability but doesn't hold water for a semiautomatic firearm. That's just "scare tactics" being used to try and give a false impression of danger to people who don't really understand firearms and how to shoot one more accurately. It's the same thing they tried to do with flash suppressors, by calling them flash hiders. The idea was to try and give people the idea that it would help hide a shooter who was firing in the dark. Wrong! A flash suppressor deflects and distributes the flash away from the shooters line of sight to help keep him from getting night blindness from the flash of the muzzle when firing. Trust me, you can still see the flash from a firearm with a flash suppressor when it's fired in low light conditions.

6
3
HarryWildFeb. 17, 13 2:33 PM

AR rifle according to FBI statistics account for less the .2% of the homicides in the U.S. The general category of rifle itself account for 1% of the homicides in the U.S. Obama and the Democrats are just loosing it on emotions and wanting to get another liberty removed for it citizens.

2
3
dibblegonFeb. 17, 13 6:11 PM

Cabelas gun department is packed. Bills gun range has 90 minute waits. Good, law abiding citizens all who have never hurt anyone. The libs hate you all.

2
3
member11Feb. 17, 13 7:22 PM

"The libs hate you all." - - - Hate you all? This is the kind of unhinged rhetoric that should cause any reasonable person, regardless of political persuasion or position on this issue, to conclude that at least some people really shouldn't be gun owners. How about we all just try to work together for responsible gun ownership and a safer environment for all?

2
1
selfmadeFeb. 20, 13 2:20 PM

I'm only going to listen to Joe Biden's recommendations for protecting your home and family from intruders...I'm going to get a double-barrel 12 guage shotgun and "blast two shots" from my porch or balcony into the darkness...That should protect us! From what, I'm not sure but since Joe is a weapons and tactical training professional, he can't be wrong!

0
0
markeyboyFeb. 20, 1311:19 PM

Mr. LaPierre is right. Firearms purchases should have a mental health prerequisite. Tests starting immediately and retroactively with Mr. Lapierre and all firearms owners. This should weed out the current gun nuts, firearms hoarders, ammo hoarders, suicide contemplators, haters, loners, video gamers, and survivalists that he implies are the problem. Of course society must be concerned about boss haters, anarchists, secessionists, racists, sociopaths, cop haters, psychopaths, non verbal types, animal torturers, antisocial types, weapons obsessed people, stalkers, people with restraining orders, criminals, deviates, and your neighbor who removed the mufflers from his Harley and thinks all the neighbors love him and the noise. Of course no NRA dues paying member is any of the above.

0
0
  • 1 - 8 of 8

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT