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This Is Why We Need an Assault Weapons Ban

We all saw how beautiful he was

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2013 in Guns

 

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Four Step Plan to Prevent Senseless Gun Violence

This really isn’t rocket science; here are my thoughts on helping to prevent another Sandy Hook or Aurora.

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Step one – get the right-wing to stop making excuses for needing assault weapons and high capacity magazines – of course if they don’t we’ll just move on to step two without them.

Step two – ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines

Step three – increase funding for school security throughout country, mandate federal standards for security, i.e., doors, windows, armed police officers etc

Step four – increase federal funding for mental health care, or simply fully fund it under the Affordable Care Act.

If the right-wing won’t police its own house – ie, the NRA – then the rest of us will; the Congress and the Tea Party oppose meaningful gun legislation at their own political peril; in case they didn’t notice they didn’t win in November. This isn’t about the adults rights to own whatever thing (gun) they want, personal property rights do not trump another individual’s right to life – as in 20 first grade students slaughtered at Sandy Hook.

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2013 in Guns

 

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Bushmaster myth

The next time a right-wing fringe-type tries to claim the XM-15 Bushmaster isn’t a dangerous assault weapon share the following information:
XM-15Comparison between M-16 A2 (standard US Army weapon)/Bushmaster XM-15 (used in Sandy Hook)

Length 39.63 in / 38.25 in
Weight 8 pounds, 13 oz / 8.27 pounds
Gas system Direct Impingement / Direct Impingement
Maximum Range 3,600 meters / 3,534 meters
Maximum Effective Range 550 meters / 550 meters
Muzzle Velocity 3,100 feet per second / 3,260 feet per second
Rate of Fire (Semiauto) 45 rounds per minute / 45 rounds per minute
Rate of Fire (Burst) 90 rounds per minute / N/A
Magazine capacity 30 round magazine / 30 round magazine
Ammunition 5.56 mm / 5.56 mm

Specs were taken from the Army manual for the M-16 A2 and from the Bushmaster manual for the XM-15

The XM-15 is as much an assault weapon as the M-16 A2, and this is the time for serious discussion on gun control, and it’s going to require serious people; if all the right-wing fringe can offer is fantasy comparisons perhaps they should keep their mouths shut; I’ve no more patience for moronic diatribes. If one of those dead first graders was their child or grand-child I don’t think they’d be so flippant.

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2013 in Guns

 

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No Right Turns

Let’s get something straight

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2013 in Guns

 

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No Right Turns

fast and furious again

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2012 in Guns

 

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You were saying?

If only the shooter’s mother had owned guns

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2012 in Guns

 

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Just a thought

in england

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2012 in Guns

 

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