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  • Assault Weapon': The Semantic Trojan Horse

    04/09/2018 8:18:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/09/2018 | By Leann Horrocks
    There is no better example of muddy thinking than the expression "assault weapon." This expression is a combination of two inexact lay terms that are together even more unclear. The expression has something of a visceral punch that news reporters and pubescent demonstrators find as useful as aging senators do. The muddiness suits them. Therein lies its danger. A weapon, after all, can be anything. In the case of London, the weapons of choice these days are knives and acid. At the other end of the spectrum, some people are so assertive that a dirty look can instill fear. Consider...
  • An Open Letter to the Deerfield, Illinois, Village Board of Trustees

    04/07/2018 12:14:22 PM PDT · by pboyington · 37 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 6, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Dear Village Board of Trustees: You undoubtedly feel good about your recent assault weapons ban; a classic knee jerk, left wing gun control measure; full, like all liberal actions, of sound and fury, while signifying nothing but tyranny. According to the ordinance, which you unanimously approved Monday night, it is unlawful for a person “to carry, keep, bear, transport or possess an assault weapon in the Village,” except if the weapon is “broken down in a non-functioning state,” is “not immediately accessible to any person,” or is “unloaded and enclosed in a case, firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other...
  • Deerfield bans "assault" weapons and "high"-capacity magazines

    04/03/2018 9:13:39 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 50 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 04/03/18 | Steve Sadin
    Owners of assault weapons living in Deerfield have until June 13 to remove the firearms from village limits or face daily fines after a ban was approved Monday night. The Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved a ban on certain types of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, amending a 2013 ordinance that regulated the storage of those items. The new ordinance prohibits the possession, sale and manufacturing of certain types of assault weapons and large capacity magazines within the village, according to the legislation. One change from the law as it was originally discussed exempts retired police officers, according to...
  • AN ACT TO AMEND THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DEADLY WEAPONS.

    03/24/2018 6:26:57 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 26 replies
    De;aware General Assembly ^ | March 22, 2018 | Bryan Townsend
    This Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of assault weapons in Delaware, subject to certain exceptions. One exception relevant to individuals is that the Act does not prohibit the possession and transport of firearms that were lawfully possessed or fully applied for before the effective date of this Act; although for these firearms there are certain restrictions relating to their possession and transport after the effective date of this Act. This Act is based on the Firearm Safety Act of 2013 (“FSA”) passed in Maryland in the wake of the tragic slaughtering...
  • Oregon initiative would outlaw assault weapons, unless guns are registered with police

    03/21/2018 7:12:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies
    kimatv.com ^ | March 21, 2018 | KATU News
    SALEM, Ore. – A recently filed Oregon initiative would make manufacturing, importing, possessing, purchasing or selling an assault weapon or large capacity magazine a crime – with only a few exceptions. If passed, Oregon Initiative 42 would only allow owners to keep their assault weapons and large capacity magazines if they register them with Oregon State Police. If the initiative goes into effect, anyone who owns an assault weapon or large capacity magazine will be required to remove them from the state, sell the items, surrender the items to a law enforcement agency for destruction, render the assault weapon permanently...
  • The left’s path to gun confiscation

    03/02/2018 9:24:34 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 26 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | March 2, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    The big gun-control bill House Democrats are pushing after the horrific Florida school shooting has a significant flaw. It won’t prevent the next school shooting. On Monday, House Democrats introduced an assault weapons ban. Of the 193 Democrats in the House, 168 are sponsors or co-sponsors. The bill would make it illegal to sell most semi-automatic rifles. It specifically outlaws 205 types of weapons. That list includes rifles, pistols and even shotguns. If that’s not enough, its language is so broad that it would ban any “part … that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of...
  • Morning Joe’s Deutsch Screams at GOP Rep: “You Need to Get Rid of Assault Weapons!”

    03/02/2018 4:48:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In a remarkable televised outburst on today’s Morning Joe, during a discussion of gun control and school safety, panelist Donny Deutsch suddenly screamed at Republican Congressman Steve Stivers of Ohio: “You need to get rid of the assault weapons! You know what we need to do!” Deutsch’s outburst was so ugly that it was too much even for Joe Scarborough, who cut in: “All right, all right, okay, okay, okay. Let’s be respectful.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Feinstein And Company Introduce New Assault Weapon Ban BIll

    11/08/2017 1:29:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | November 8, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    You had to know it was coming. In the wake of two deadly mass shootings where a maniac happened to choose an AR-15 style rifle to unleash his mayhem with, you had to know that Sen. Dianne Feinstein would reintroduce an assault weapon ban. Well, folks, it’s here now.
  • According to NBC News, an AR 15 used in Self-Defense is still just a Weapon of Mass Murder

    04/10/2017 8:56:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 39 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/10/17 | Doug Book
    In late March, 3 masked teens were shot dead after breaking into a private residence in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The homeowner’s son—Zach Peters-- heard a commotion coming from the living room. Fearing for his father’s safety, he grabbed his rifle and shot the 3 intruders. Each was pronounced dead at the scene. These are the principal facts as they took place at the Peters’ residence. But NBC News apparently believed this information was not quite instructive enough for its viewing audience. So the network decided it must embellish the story; that is, educate viewers about the evils of the AR...
  • Wash. Attorney General Begins Push for Gun Ban, Licensing

    01/09/2017 4:01:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    libertyparkpress.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2016 | Dave Workman
    Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson apparently wants the Evergreen State to have gun laws similar to those in New York and Connecticut, according to the Yakima Herald, as he released details on bills to ban so-called “assault weapons” and require “enhanced” background checks for the purchase of such guns. The measures may be read here and here. “I believe a ban on the sale of assault weapons is the right policy for Washington, and I will keep fighting for that,” Ferguson said in a prepared statement, “I’ve said from the beginning that it would be an uphill battle. My...
  • Support for "Assault Rifles" Ban at all time Low Gallup

    11/05/2016 8:40:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Gallop released results of a poll taken on the 5-9 of October, 2016.  The last time they had asked the question was in 2012.   Support for a ban is the lowest it has ever been, since the question was first asked. I am not surprised at the drop.  It indicates that the population is becoming more educated about crime and "assault rifles".  Gallup notes that the drop in support for an "assault rifle" ban correlates with a general decline in trust in the government. Historically, people who own guns have been far, far less in favor of placing more infringements...
  • Adam Winkler: Banning "Assault Rifles" Counterproductive

    10/18/2016 4:45:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Adam Winkler is a law professor at UCLA.  He has been reliably for imposing additional gun control laws, but is more "moderate" than many academics on the left.  He has more intellectual honesty than most, and has fairly described the racist roots of gun control in the United States. It is interesting to note that Winkler has been writing about the futility of "assault rifle" bans as early as February of 2015. From the latimes.com: There are approaches to gun control, such as universal background checks and cracking down on rogue gun dealers, that can reduce the daily death...
  • Newtown victims' families suit against AR-15 rifle manufacturer dismissed

    10/16/2016 4:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | October 14, 2016
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by...
  • Washington AG Proposes Ban on Assault Weapons, High-Capacity Magazines

    09/07/2016 1:04:35 PM PDT · by Rinnwald · 32 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | 9/7/2016 | Cox Media Group
    (Washington state) Attorney General Bob Ferguson is proposing a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
  • Mexican diplomat urges U.S. to renew assault weapon ban

    08/24/2016 3:39:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Chris Eger
    While speaking at a UN meeting in Switzerland, Mexico’s Foreign Minister said it was as easy to buy a gun in the U.S. as it is to purchase a “liter of milk or a box cereal.” Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu made the remarks to the Second Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty of the United Nations in Geneva on Monday. She advocated for greater controls by each government on the transfer of arms as well as increased accountability. In her speech, she held that Mexico is a peaceful nation committed to an effective, realistic and sensible...
  • Islamic State militants claim capture of U.S. weapons in Afghanistan(i.e. JV team on the run)

    08/07/2016 7:17:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 8/7/2016 | Josh Smith
    Militants linked to Islamic State have released photos that purport to show weapons and equipment that belonged to American soldiers and were captured by the group in eastern Afghanistan. The photos, which came to light on Saturday, show an American portable rocket launcher, radio, grenades and other gear not commonly used by Afghan troops, as well as close up views of identification cards for a U.S. Army soldier, Specialist Ryan Larson. The U.S. military command in Kabul denied any suggestion the soldier had been captured, saying he "has been accounted for and remains in a duty status within his unit."...
  • BREAKING: Massachusetts Attorney General Bans Sales of All New "Assault Weapons" As of Today

    07/20/2016 3:25:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    Truth About Guns ^ | July 20, 2016 | Robert Farago
    After the usual "assault rifles" are "weapon of war" used by "mass murderers" anti-AR agitprop, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey dropped this bombshell at The Boston Globe. The Massachusetts assault weapons ban mirrors the federal ban Congress allowed to expire in 2004. It prohibits the sale of specific weapons like the Colt AR-15 and AK-47 and explicitly bans "copies or duplicates" of those weapons. But gun manufacturers have taken it upon themselves to define what a "copy" or "duplicate" weapon is. They market "state compliant" copycat versions of their assault weapons to Massachusetts buyers. They sell guns without a flash...
  • A Modest Proposal: Democrats Want To Ban Anyone Under The Age Of 16 From Being Near AR-15 Rifles

    07/13/2016 2:57:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    With Democrats unable to sell their awful ideas on gun control policy, they’re becoming more and more irrational in their future proposals. Right now, there’s a piece of legislation that’s destined for legislative death, which would ban people under the age of 16 from firing AR-15 rifles ("weapons of war"), or any firearm considered to be “military-style” because that’s totally enforceable, said by no one ever (via The Hill): The proposal—from Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.)—would ban people younger than 16 from having or firing a machine gun or assault weapon. “The small hands of...
  • Barack has decided that armed self-defense “defies common sense”

    06/26/2016 8:41:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/26/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    “Did you see how dark it was? It’s likely that more people would have been killed.” This was Bill Clinton’s response to a suggestion that law abiding people with firearms of their own might have been able to save lives by stopping Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen at the Orlando nightclub Pulse. Of course, Bill was comfortably surrounded by armed security during his Bloomberg television interview, as was Barack during his speech in Orlando a few days later. But Obama offered an even more pointed dissent from those who believe the little people should be permitted the means of preserving their...
  • To gun lovers, you can't even have an opinion on assault rifles-unless it's theirs. Here's the proof

    06/23/2016 8:39:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 104 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 15, 2016 | Gersh Kuntzman
    The gun debate is also a gender war. In all my years in journalism — coming up on 30 (thanks) — I have never received so much angry mail as I did after yesterday's story, "What is it like to fire an AR-15? It's horrifying, menacing and very very loud." I don't mind spirited debate, but many correspondents told me that even expressing an opinion about today's high-powered weaponry is off-limits to those of us who don't own such guns. To reiterate, the goal of the story was simply to share with readers my experience of firing an AR-15, which...