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patriotvoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 09:30 AM
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95. There you go. Obama just defined "assualt weapon":
An assault weapon is any weapon that has "only one purpose, to kill people." Unfortunately, the purpose based argument is unhelpful, misleading, and fundamentally inadequate for basing legislation upon.

A gun's purpose is not a trait inherent in the weapon, but inherent in the person wielding the gun. Depending upon the circumstance, the gun's purpose could be:
1. Display
2. Target practice
3. Self defense
4. Offense aka "Assault"

There never will be a specific definition of "assault weapon", because all weapons may be used for assault. It is an extremely slippery slope that will have extremely negative political consequences. No politician -- Republican, Democrat, Independent, Libertarian, et al. -- is afforded safe-haven on this issue. George Bush -- hardly a liberal -- was voted into office on a platform that appealed to gun owners. When he turned around and slapped them in the face, he was summarily crushed at the polls.

Do that again at your -- and our -- own peril, Mr. Obama.
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