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This firearm is similar to the gun used - Tucson AZ shooting - 1/7/2011
This firearm is similar to the gun used - Tucson AZ shooting - 1/7/2011


  • Ed in MD 5 years ago

    Actually, if you read the Federalist papers and the founders writings, yes, it is what they meant

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    Pam Brammann 5 years ago

    Ed in MD, so if I understand you correctly, the founders wanted innocent Americans to be murdered?

  • My View 5 years ago

    First of all, the Federalist Papers were just the political opinions of some of the Founders. They were equivalent to today's political blogs. The Federalist Papers do not reflect the intentions of our Founding Fathers nor are they part of the Constitution.

    The NRA exists specifically to benefit the multi-billion dollar gun industry. The NRA board of Directors is made up mostly of gun dealers, and gun industry insiders. They don't give a damn about the rights of law-abiding gun owners. They want to scare you into buying more guns.

  • Mike Lopatka 5 years ago

    The police are not there for the 1.5 million people who use guns to defend themselves every year (per the Justice Department; the actual numbers are probably higher). And they aren't there for the hundreds of thousands of defenseless people who get assaulted either.

    Certain restrictive laws are necessary (eg waiting periods, which we have, and bans on fully-automatic weapons, which we don't), but we should not ignore an entire provision of the constitution. And just so we can be clear and fair here, it's not like gun control activists are honest humanitarians dedicated to eradicating the evils of the NRA. Their agenda is not the public good, but rather idealogy; they manufacture thought. They have no interest in honesty. This is just one example, but look at the "Assault Weapons Ban" of 1994---not a single machine gun, submachine gun, or fully-automatic assault rifle was banned by that bill. It only banned semiautomatic guns. In other words, what gun control activists hold up as a necessary law for preventing criminals from getting military assault weapons didn't even ban any assault weapons, which at the federal level remained legal (per the National Firearms Act of 1934). And they are still legal.

  • Just Don't Lie to Me 5 years ago

    The claim of 1.5 million cases of self defense is a distorted claim by the NRA. According to the Census Bureau’s annual National Crime Victimization Survey there are about 80,000 times a year that firearms are used in self-defense. That's a whole lot less than 1.5 million.

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