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Response to gejohnston (Reply #54)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:00 PM

57. It doesn't matter what you choose to use or not use

We are talking military similar weapons.

The terms assault weapon and assault style weapons have received court recognition.

Whether you like it or not, they are used in a clear way and will continue to do so.

An NO, had Breivik NOT used something that fired that rapidly, he could have been overpowered. He was very clear about what he chose and why he chose it. Among other things, it would have taken so much longer to even try to attack that he would not have been able to target so many people. He himself noted this in his plans and in his testimony.

He was very clear that if he could not have obtained a cheaper version - his words - of a Bushmaster AR-15, he would have been much more concerned about succeeding - in other words, it would have made it less likely, considerably less likely, that he would have even attempted it.

That was his justification for waiting to do so until after he had acquired the weapons that included the assault STYLE mini-M14.

Further that short list of mass shootings and the numerous other correlations to crime of these kinds of weapons make restricting or even outright banning them legitimate, regardless of whether or not you are happy about it.

Your approval or consent is not required; neither is mine. It is not a decision made by individuals. It is a decision made by overwhelming public support.

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