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View Poll Results: Should there be an assault rifle ban?
Yes 51 42.15%
No 70 57.85%
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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Since it's not retroactive what this bill will do is greatly increase the value of my collection. The ban in the 90's did nothing to eliminate the availability of these weapons since there is so many of them out there, it only increased the asking price.
Good. That's one detriment, make them too expensive for your average mass murderer.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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Since it's not retroactive what this bill will do is greatly increase the value of my collection. The ban in the 90's did nothing the eliminate the availability of these weapons since there is so many of them out there, it only increased the asking price.
But here again for the 1000th time. Nobody is arguing it will take all assault weapons off the street.

But make them incrementally less available.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Bethesda, MD
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During the summer of 2012, over 150 black teens were killed by guns in Chicago alone. Why only crickets from congress and the national media...
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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Good. That's one detriment, make them too expensive for your average mass murderer.
You would know that some of the cheapest ALREADY start at around $800 and UP then............


Every 15 year old kid can swing that....Same as Leroy in "da hood" who has never has a job in his 45 year old life.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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During the summer of 2012, over 150 black teens were killed by guns in Chicago alone. Why only crickets from congress and the national media...
Crickets? Do you not consider CBS and ABC to be part of the national media? Or do you just like to complain about "the media"?

Gang wars at the root of Chicago's high murder rate - CBS News

Hidden America: Inside Chicago's Gang War | Video - ABC News
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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But here again for the 1000th time. Nobody is arguing it will take all assault weapons off the street.

But make them incrementally less available.
Incrementally less available. So in about 200 years you'll get your wish? An assault rifle free society?

Are you and people like you really that dense?
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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During the summer of 2012, over 150 black teens were killed by guns in Chicago alone. Why only crickets from congress and the national media...
And even less from Rahm. I guess because they are only killing themselves and it's gang, drug related so they are culling the criminals by their own hand. I'd wager there's some innocent deaths there but most are one criminal killing another over stupid reasons.

And they probably have acknowledged to themselves that the guns were most likely obtained illegally.
Restrictions and bans would do Chicago no good.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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It didn't take the jackels long to come out from under their rocks and try to exploit these deaths for political gain. What a disgusting person.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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Good. That's one detriment, make them too expensive for your average mass murderer.
You're average mass murder in this recent incident obtained them illegally, I don't know if you're aware of this as it has been overlooked but Lanza tried to buy guns a few days before he committed this act and was denied.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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But make them incrementally less available.

And by a significant increment, since a) law-abiding people will turn them in anyway, b) improved police intelligence - like tracking IPs of people who boast about their "collection" - will locate many of the numbskulls who would try to hang onto them, and c) the remainder of hardened criminals, survivalists and other nutjobs will at least find it harder to trade them about like baseball cards. Of course it won't eliminate them entirely, but a serious police effort can make a much bigger dent than is generally assumed.
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