The “Assault” Weapons Ban garbage is back. When are you idiots going to realize that gun control doesn’t work? It never has, and it never will. Gun control empowers criminals over the law abiding citizens. So called “gun free” zones, are magnets for idiots with a vendetta. Anytime there are three, or more people killed with a gun, it is likely in one of these zones.
Posted by David Rittgers
Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced that the Obama administration will seek a new federal “assault weapons” ban. This is an ill-advised policy that defies common sense.
The ban would be a revival of a law passed in the early years of the Clinton administration that expired in 2004. The law prohibited the sale of newly-manufactured magazines holding more than ten rounds of ammunition and having two of five cosmetic features on semi-automatic rifles. If you had a pistol grip and a detachable magazine, you couldn’t have a bayonet lug. More recent proposals have attempted to ban “barrel shrouds,” which the rest of the world calls “handguards” – the place you put your hand (instead of on a hot barrel) to prevent burning it while firing.
The emphasis here is on the cosmetic – any rational discussion of the issue ought to note that an “assault weapon” is any object you use to assault someone with – and banning the presence of a bayonet lug on the barrel of a rifle is senseless. Knives, tire irons, and bricks can all serve as “assault weapons.” This is an instance where quotation marks are not just appropriate, they are required.
Now the Brady Bunch is using videos to spread their lies.
There are two videos at the link, one of a fully automatic rifle and one of the semi-automatic version. The accompanying text says:
Some gun advocates disingenuously argue that assault weapons are only fully automatic machine guns, and that their semi-automatic versions are merely “like many hunting rifles.”
The only difference between an automatic and a semi-automatic assault weapon is about 3.5 seconds.
Time for yourself the difference in rate of fire between these two weapons, each loaded with a 30-round magazine.
Then decide which one you need to “hunt” with.
It’s about time!
By Blake Aued| Morris News Service
ATHENS, Ga. — U.S. Rep. Paul Broun is shooting back at Attorney General Eric Holder for proposing a renewed ban on assault weapons.
Mr. Broun, a Republican whose 10th District includes parts of the Augusta area, recently formed a bipartisan Second Amendment Task Force with Rep. Dan Boren, D-Okla. He said in a news release that a ban on assault weapons is “extremely troubling since a ban clearly violates our constitutional right to bear arms.”
Mr. Broun was responding to Mr. Holder’s widely reported statement Wednesday that President Obama wants to bring back a Clinton-era ban on assault weapons.
On a side note; I checked around online for some pistols, and ammo in a general sense. One thing I noticed, is that the four sites I visited for guns, are all sold out.
They are also sold out on most of the popular ammo as well.
Obama and his merry band of thieves have definately sparked an economic growth in the guns and ammo industry. Way to go douche-nozzle.