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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:02 PM

THE reason for assault weapons ban [View all]

There is no other product sold legally in the USA, other than cigarettes, that if used properly will result in death in many cases. At least with cigarettes, it is an unintended consequence rather than the primary purpose. Assault weapons are ostensibly sold in this country specifically FOR the primary purpose of killing or injuring in the act self-defense. Otherwise, they have no legal use. I think most people would agree with this.

But with few if any exceptions, assault weapons are simply not used by private citizens for the purpose for which they are sold. They are used solely for offense, not defense. Every time. The serial misuse of assault weapons results in death, injury and clear instances of psychological terror for non-consumers and consumers alike and have the ultimate effect of compromising the rights and safety of those effected, directly and indirectly. And they do so while being sold under the premise of doing just the opposite.

In this country, any product that results in scores of injuries and deaths and far-reaching secondary damage as a result of widespread misuse where there is no documented benefit is taken off the market.

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