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Why "assault Weapons" Purly Emotional & Political. Based on these statistics they are targeting the least likely to use guns to be used and these #s do not differentiate between good and bad shootings. Like to know more about what "other" is tho.
I carry to protect myself and my loved ones from the BG's. Not to solve societies problems. That said: if more carried the deterrent would only have a positive overall effect on those problems.
Living a life free from fear, means being able to protect it at all times.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
If we have rifles, handguns and shotguns on the list, what is the 20% called "other"?
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I know the narrative can always change, but the antis who want to ban "assault rifles" always stick by handguns as being used for self defense and something protected by the 2A. If only they could be more consistent with their "thinking".
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The other is usually unspecified. And I think the reason they are focusing on "assault rifles" is because the supreme court has twice upheld that banning handguns would be unconstitutional. They'll take whatever they can get...
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The Antis up high in the pecking order know that the "Evil Black Rifles" are effective against tyrants. Handguns are completely useless in a battlefield situation unless at extreme close quarters.
Thus, get rid of the weapons a tyrant is most likely to face, because, gosh darn it, those pesky revolts against tyranny many times ends up with the imprisonment of (or worse) of the ones backing the tyrants.
Do not fear, though, if they are successful with semi auto lookalikes of fully auto military grade weapons, they will then turn their full attention on handguns. Tyranny cannot remain when an armed populace can throw it off.
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I agree with lordofwyr.
They feel that they have the most support of the public to ban black, scary, assault weapons using Sandy Hook & Aurora as examples.
Once they have banned "Assault Rifles" & similar long guns, they will be coming for everything else.
Death by a thousand cute - try an ban the easiest thing to get it out of the way without too much resistance, and then work on the next item.