saw this at ernie’s
3 User comments to “DNC National Platform Calls for Banning ‘Assault Weapons’ & Closing The ‘Gun Show Loophole’”
Read more at Ammoland.com: http://www.ammoland.com/2012/09/06/democrates-calls-for-banning-assault-weapons/#ixzz25uYPOsQA
(and this is what I wrote)
On Mike’s comment: I agree. I own about a dozen guns, I enjoy shooting. I compete in IPSC and take classes. But why does a civilian need an assault weapon? An AK-47 isn’t that accurate- in a comparison with the M16 on the Military Channel, it was shown to be pretty much a ‘pray-and-spray’ weapon, good for someone with a lot of ammo and no training.
I don’t get the gun show loophole. Ten day waiting period here and I really don’t want to violate that and get the ATF on my a$$.
Stevie: Bingo. If the GOP really wanted to win, they wouldn’t have put up this guy. That’s what happens when money makes the rules instead of passion…
Dan: seriously. Dan. There is no way President Barack Obama (that’s his name, not his step-father’s name…Dan, come on, don’t you know anybody with step-parents?) there is no way he will start a ‘multi year gun removal plan’. It’d kill the Dems chances of election for decades. It’s what some old ladies and hippies want.
On the other hand, Dan, events like Aurora and Giffords in Arizona make it kinda hard to defend things like high-cap magazines. If whatever is trying to kill you takes more than ten hollowpoints to kill, you need to find either new enemies or a shooting skills class.
As long as demonstrably crazy people seem to somehow be able to get their hands on easy to shoot, high-bullet-count weapons, tragedies like this are going to continue and Joe Schmoe is going to be horrified by them- and THAT, and only that, will create the support needed for a ‘multi year gun removal plan’. Stop the slaughter of innocents at movie theaters and congressional meet and greets and THEN nobody will even think about changing the laws.