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Old 07-08-2008, 10:33 AM
 
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Someone passed this video interview of Montgomery County, Md. state Sen. Brian Frosh saying that the average citizen has no Constitutional right to carry and conceal a handgun in Maryland. Frosh also characterized anyone who wants to own an “assault weapon” as being “absolutely nuts.”

It's unbelievable:

Here's the link. (broken link)
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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My question is - can any weapon be an "assault weapon"? Say, for instance, a baseball bat or perhaps a knife?

I suppose the senator is suffering from some form of insecurity derived from his initiatives in regards to his record on policy. Yes?! No?!
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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My question is - can any weapon be an "assault weapon". Say, for instance, a baseball bat.
I think assault weapons are defined as automatic weapons and maybe explosives???
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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There's a list of criteria that you can choose one of...anything past that, it's considered an assault weapon here in NJ. (i.e. flash suppressors, pistol grip, etc.)

Automatic weapons (hold the trigger and they keep shooting) are outright banned here.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Papillion
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I think the supreme court has revalidated the 2nd ammendment applying to inividual citizens based on their recent decision on the DC gun ban... I guess I don't care too much about the opinion of an individual state senator - what I do care about is the restrictions that start being applied (but shy of a ban) - I'm ok with some "reasonable" restrictions, but not to a point where they begin approaching the original DC ban... anticipate more court tests on what is now "reasonable" under the supreme courts recent decision. God help us if Obama gets in and appoints a new Justice - that could lead the way for the last decision to be challenged in which case you might see the 2nd ammendment right for individuals to be destroyed.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: TX
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I support women's rights to bare arms.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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Automatic weapons (hold the trigger and they keep shooting) are outright banned here.
Never understood the intent of that one. It's still 'childs-play' to convert something to automatic...
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: in my house
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God help us if Obama gets in and appoints a new Justice - that could lead the way for the last decision to be challenged in which case you might see the 2nd ammendment right for individuals to be destroyed.
And you know this for fact?
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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And you know this for fact?
Suffice it to say he has never said he supports the Second Amendment or an individual's right to bear arms.

He has said, rather vaguely, that he "supports the rights of hunters and sportsmen" but conveniently left the rest of us who just want to keep ourselves safe, off that list.

Deliberate omission or innocent oversight?
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:47 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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And you know this for fact?
Well Obama has had some not so supportive things to say in the past about the second amendment and gun owners in general, combined with the fact he's from a very anti-gun area and friends with many very anti-gun politicians, it's not a stretch that he'd appoint an anti-gun justice if he had the chance, which could be bad news for the Second Amendment in the future cases on it that will be before the court (and there will be).
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