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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-11-09 10:51 AM
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27. Rifles that LOOK scary? Are you referring to assault weapons?
They were designed to KILL SEVERAL mammals (actually, PEOPLE) at once. They are not just "scary" in appearance, they are "scary" in usage. :eyes:
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  -Shootings are insane, but so is response babylonsister  Apr-11-09 08:51 AM   #0 
  - Go Read The Second Amendment  Possumpoint   Apr-11-09 08:55 AM   #1 
  - I'm not 'dropping' anything.  babylonsister   Apr-11-09 08:58 AM   #3 
  - You could say the same thing about any gun.  TheWraith   Apr-11-09 09:27 AM   #11 
  - Go Ahead, Keep Pushing  Possumpoint   Apr-11-09 10:04 AM   #20 
  - The most popular civilian target rifles in America are "good for nothing except killing people"?  benEzra   Apr-11-09 04:12 PM   #49 
     - Every countries infantry units carry assault rifles/weapons. They are for killing.  geckosfeet   Apr-12-09 08:11 AM   #93 
        - And those weapons are NOT available to U.S. civilians.  benEzra   Apr-12-09 06:45 PM   #97 
  - Ignore the misrepresentation of the Constitution by the RW, the NRA, & the corporatocracy?  baldguy   Apr-11-09 09:07 AM   #5 
  - So the 2nd is the only collective right in the Bill of Rights?  hack89   Apr-11-09 03:55 PM   #43 
  - Oh, for Christ's sake...  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 09:19 AM   #8 
  - +1  baldguy   Apr-11-09 09:25 AM   #10 
  - *NOT ok with banning rifles that look scary*  Tim01   Apr-11-09 09:46 AM   #17 
  - Rifles that LOOK scary? Are you referring to assault weapons?  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 10:51 AM   #27 
     - They make several normal semi-auto rifles LOOK like military weapons.  baldguy   Apr-11-09 11:04 AM   #28 
     - If by "more popular", you mean 0.000001% of gun owners own them,  benEzra   Apr-11-09 03:49 PM   #42 
        - Civilian "assault weapons" are the most popular civilian rifles in the United States  baldguy   Apr-11-09 04:38 PM   #54 
           - Yes, you're right.. "the Constitution isn't arbitrary or subject to the vagaries of fashion"  X_Digger   Apr-11-09 05:00 PM   #55 
           - Rambo used a full auto M60, a big knife, and big 1980's hair,  benEzra   Apr-11-09 05:05 PM   #56 
     - You are confusing military automatic weapons with civilian non-automatics.  benEzra   Apr-11-09 04:16 PM   #50 
        - And the 3rd one looks like it could unleash a hail of bullets  baldguy   Apr-11-09 05:17 PM   #58 
           - No, it doesn't. It looks like a rifle with a black polymer stock...  benEzra   Apr-11-09 06:06 PM   #71 
  - 2nd amendment  cleaner72   Apr-12-09 09:48 AM   #95 
  - Yeah, FIRST go to school to learn to read and then SECOND, read the amendment.  VPStoltz   Apr-11-09 09:32 AM   #12 
  - Um, no, that's not the case at all.  TheWraith   Apr-11-09 09:42 AM   #14 
  - The same court that "clearly enunciated" the selection of Bush in 2000. right?  baldguy   Apr-11-09 09:45 AM   #15 
     - I mean the decision that all of the left-leaning justices agreed with...  TheWraith   Apr-12-09 02:43 PM   #96 
  - Wow. Two hundred years of constitutional law trumped by one DU poster.  doctor jazz   Apr-11-09 10:20 AM   #23 
  - IT IS NOT QUALIFIED  paulsby   Apr-11-09 05:27 PM   #60 
  - You READ it! Why can't I own a fully automatic assault  pokercat999   Apr-11-09 10:19 AM   #22 
  - No one is trying to repeal the National Firearms Act or the Gun Control Act.  benEzra   Apr-11-09 04:18 PM   #51 
  - Like most absolutists who post stupid things to justify their obsessions  depakid   Apr-11-09 02:13 PM   #39 
  - Consider the words "well-regulated"  alarimer   Apr-11-09 03:58 PM   #44 
  - Let's go there, shall we?  X_Digger   Apr-11-09 05:17 PM   #57 
  - I have read it. It begins "A well-regulated militia..."  Doctor_J   Apr-11-09 05:38 PM   #66 
  - Read other historical documents..  X_Digger   Apr-11-09 05:48 PM   #68 
  - nominate a judge to the supreme court who has a shitty rating from the NRA  reggie the dog   Apr-12-09 02:12 AM   #88 
  - Here's a K and an R babylonsister, before the DU Gun Lobby takes over this post....  marmar   Apr-11-09 08:57 AM   #2 
  - Thanks, and they've already started. nt  babylonsister   Apr-11-09 08:58 AM   #4 
  - Seconded.  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 09:24 AM   #9 
  - Thirded  baldguy   Apr-11-09 09:45 AM   #16 
  - Hey Tucker! You're an idiot.  Redneck Socialist   Apr-11-09 09:17 AM   #6 
  - the "gun lobby canard"  paulsby   Apr-11-09 05:29 PM   #61 
  - So what other Constitutional Rights are you willing to give up in the name of expediency.  doctor jazz   Apr-11-09 09:18 AM   #7 
  - How about the right not to be intimidated by a standing army?  baldguy   Apr-11-09 09:54 AM   #18 
     - wtf?  doctor jazz   Apr-11-09 10:17 AM   #21 
        - And that's your problem.  baldguy   Apr-11-09 10:23 AM   #24 
           - Actually, I have owned guns for 57 years and up until this very week was never an NRA member  doctor jazz   Apr-11-09 06:50 PM   #74 
              - Thank you for supporting the GOP.  baldguy   Apr-11-09 07:17 PM   #78 
                 - Fuck you. I campaigned for Obama in a place where it was unpopular.  doctor jazz   Apr-11-09 07:34 PM   #79 
                    - My problem is with troglodites who think murder is OK  baldguy   Apr-11-09 07:44 PM   #81 
                       - Horse. Fucking. Shit. Nobody here supports murder and the fact that you even ACCUSE anyone of  doctor jazz   Apr-11-09 07:47 PM   #82 
                          - Like it or not, your actions have consequences.  baldguy   Apr-11-09 08:15 PM   #84 
  - We try to hold a good line between individual freedom and government protection.  Tim01   Apr-11-09 09:34 AM   #13 
  - Question: what exactly are assault weapons good for?  babylonsister   Apr-11-09 10:51 AM   #26 
     - "why gun enthusiasts think assault weapons are A-OK?"  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 11:15 AM   #29 
     - The assault weapon ban wasn't about assault weapons  quiller4   Apr-11-09 01:00 PM   #34 
     - And as usual I will chime in here  Mojorabbit   Apr-12-09 07:02 PM   #98 
     - Hunting, target shooting, home defense  X_Digger   Apr-11-09 11:39 AM   #30 
     - Excellent for turning rodents into a fine red mist.  baldguy   Apr-11-09 11:43 AM   #31 
     - You're ignorance is showing  X_Digger   Apr-11-09 12:08 PM   #33 
        - Trying to educate people about guns when they've already made up their minds and  doctor jazz   Apr-11-09 06:57 PM   #75 
     - Would those "Heller" cases include the California and New York state bans on AW's? nt  cabluedem   Apr-12-09 05:45 AM   #89 
        - I know that the chicaco ban on handguns is pending..  X_Digger   Apr-12-09 09:23 AM   #94 
     - Hunting, target shooting, plinking golf balls, self protection, ..  hack89   Apr-11-09 04:01 PM   #46 
     - Competitive and recreational target shooting, small game hunting, defensive purposes.  benEzra   Apr-11-09 04:23 PM   #52 
     - constitutional rights  paulsby   Apr-11-09 05:30 PM   #62 
  - you do`t understand "shall not be infringed" means?  madrchsod   Apr-11-09 10:00 AM   #19 
  - "People" is a collective noun.  baldguy   Apr-11-09 10:33 AM   #25 
  - Law scholars don't agree with you..  X_Digger   Apr-11-09 11:58 AM   #32 
     - One guy - who happens to be an extreme RW Republican nutcase.  baldguy   Apr-11-09 01:54 PM   #36 
     - How about Akhil Reed Amar, Saul Cornell, Leonard Levy, Jack Ravoke, Laurence Tribe..  X_Digger   Apr-11-09 03:24 PM   #41 
     - Akhil Reed Amar, John Yoo's mentor?  baldguy   Apr-11-09 04:27 PM   #53 
        - So more inpugn the source..  X_Digger   Apr-11-09 05:41 PM   #67 
           - Have you found anyone to cite who are not RW tools?  baldguy   Apr-11-09 05:56 PM   #69 
              - Poor poor baldguy..  X_Digger   Apr-11-09 06:09 PM   #72 
                 - If he knew 9 more things, he would be an idiot.  doctor jazz   Apr-11-09 07:35 PM   #80 
                 - So, the answer is "no"?  baldguy   Apr-11-09 07:47 PM   #83 
                    - *snort* here's an easy one..  X_Digger   Apr-11-09 09:41 PM   #85 
     - you are wrong  paulsby   Apr-11-09 05:34 PM   #64 
        - Same thing.  baldguy   Apr-11-09 05:59 PM   #70 
           - only people who understand political philosophy  paulsby   Apr-11-09 06:30 PM   #73 
     - thank you for quoting prof. volokh  paulsby   Apr-11-09 05:33 PM   #63 
  - You forgot the sarcasm tag....  depakid   Apr-11-09 02:14 PM   #40 
  - Error: You've already recommended that thread.  barbtries   Apr-11-09 01:06 PM   #35 
  - The question that should be asked is.....  thelordofhell   Apr-11-09 01:57 PM   #37 
  - At the risk of stating the obvious  Still Sensible   Apr-11-09 02:09 PM   #38 
  - The NRA won't be happy until everyone is dead.  alarimer   Apr-11-09 04:03 PM   #47 
  - Correction: The NRA won't be happy until everyone is ARMED & dead.  baldguy   Apr-11-09 05:18 PM   #59 
  - Okay, what is your "solution" to the "problem" you're obviously "concerned" about?  doctor jazz   Apr-11-09 07:10 PM   #77 
  - rubbish  paulsby   Apr-11-09 05:35 PM   #65 
  - The only reason some people care about dead people is if they're dead by firearms.  doctor jazz   Apr-11-09 07:04 PM   #76 
  - But 48 percent of the population  Mojorabbit   Apr-12-09 07:10 PM   #99 
  - The line was settled by compromise long ago.  benEzra   Apr-11-09 04:08 PM   #48 
  - "Weapons of war" are ALREADY tightly controlled.  benEzra   Apr-11-09 04:00 PM   #45 
     - Why is it that...  AbortTheRight   Apr-11-09 11:01 PM   #86 
     - Why were witches burned?  babylonsister   Apr-11-09 11:59 PM   #87 
        - Because of taking action based on baseless fearmongering.  benEzra   Apr-12-09 06:01 AM   #92 
     - Sorry, but that old canard wont work in several states where assualt weapons are banned. n/t  cabluedem   Apr-12-09 05:46 AM   #90 
        - What are you talking about?  benEzra   Apr-12-09 05:58 AM   #91 

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