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Response to gejohnston (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:50 PM

25. You are incorrect

The guy firing from the hip is using an AR 15 Bushmaster.

All of the weapons in the videos are using semi-automatic assault style weapons. There are literally hundreds, easily thousands of such videos on line. I stopped counting.

A sample list of countries that ban civilian style assault weapons - a list which is by no means exhaustive or in any particular order:
Norway
Japan
Australia
Costa Rica
Serbia
Turkey
UK
Germany
Canada
New Zealand
Israel

I'd have to double check, but I'm reasonably sure that most of the EU countries have either outright bans on assault style weapons in the hands of civilians, or very strict regulation that limits those to very few people.

We're not France, they use different monitoring devices in crime prevention and they have a much denser population distribution in their country than we tend to do here. While there are jerry-rigged silencers they don't work as well or for as long as commercially made ones, and that still doesn't address the legitimate opposition by law enforcement for how silencers are used here that reduce effective crime reduction.

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