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  •  The fact that they are used at all (1+ / 0-)
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    keepemhonest

    and is the issue for me.  The primary function of those kinds of weapons is to kill people.  There are other kinds of firearms you can use to hunt and defend yourself.

    I would say the best way to measure it (and I don't have the data, so if you know of any please share) to compare the number of times assault weapons have been used in defensive situation where other alternatives wouldn't have been effective versus the number of times assault weapons have been used in mass murders.

    There is truth on all sides. The question is how much.

    by slothlax on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 02:07:18 PM PST

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    •  So the actual harm is not the issue (0+ / 0-)

      It's the scary mean thoughts you assign to them you want to ban.

      That always ends well.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 02:37:53 PM PST

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      •  No, ther is actual harm (1+ / 0-)
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        You have to weigh the benefits of assault weapons against the fact that they are used in mass murders.  What benefit is there to allowing people to possess these types of firearms?

        I don't know of situations where assault weapons were used in defense where another type of firearm wouldn't have been enough.

        There is truth on all sides. The question is how much.

        by slothlax on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 02:57:45 PM PST

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