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  •  More to go on that "ban," detailed proposal, here: (3+ / 0-)
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    IM, mightymouse, Sylv

    Agree, useless terminology without detail. A little research shows there is a little more she has said, and, btw, that Feinstein was the first to propose the national conversation after Aurora.

    Who needs these military-style assault weapons? Who needs an ammunition feeding device capable of holding 100 rounds? These weapons are not for hunting deer – they’re for hunting people.

    Would these massacres have been prevented if the powerful weapons used were still banned? Maybe not. But it’s hard to imagine a gunman using a handgun with a maximum of 10 rounds causing the wholesale slaughter that resulted from a 100-round, semiautomatic assault rifle.

    We should be outraged by how easy it is for the perpetrators of these horrific crimes to purchase powerful weapons. As a nation, it’s time we engage in a sane conversation about the proliferation of guns in our society.

    Let me be clear: If an individual wants to purchase a weapon for hunting or self-defense, I support that right.

    But a semiautomatic assault rifle with a 100-round ammo drum – or a handgun with a 30-round magazine like the one used to shoot former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona – has but one purpose: to kill as many people as possible in as short a time as possible.

    Feinstein post-Aurora

    "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

    by BlueStateRedhead on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 10:11:05 AM PST

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    •  Genetically Disposed To Self Destruction (0+ / 0-)

      If not a clenched fist, then a rock. If not a rock, then a club. If not a club, then a knife. If not a knife, then a spear. If not an a spear, then an arrow. If not an arrow, then a bullet. If not a bullet, then a grenade. If not a grenade, then a bomb. If not a bomb, then a nuclear device.

      Clever, we humans.

      I knew she was the gal for me as soon as she laid her eyes on me. Right on me shoulder, she did. Popped the buggers right out her head, and laid em on me shoulder. She's a sweet heart, that gal.

      by glb3 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 05:33:46 PM PST

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