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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 07:16 PM
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55. Hunters are irrelevant. Target shooters use "assault weapons"...
Edited on Thu Feb-26-09 07:17 PM by benEzra
because "assault weapon" is merely scare-speak for the most popular centerfire rifles in the United States. Geez, John F. Kennedy owned more than one (including an AR-15). They dominate competitive and recreational centerfire target shooting in the USA.

People who keep handguns, shotguns, or small-caliber carbines for defensive purposes also use "assault weapons."

Perhaps I should quote the former present of what is now the Brady Campaign, the late Pete Shields:

"(O)ur organization, Handgun Control, Inc. does not propose further controls on rifles and shotguns. rifles and shotguns are not the problem; they are not concealable." ---Nelson T. "Pete" Shields, Guns Don't Die--People Do, Priam Press, 1981, pp. 47-48, emphasis added.

That statement is no less true now than it was then. According to the FBI, all rifles put together, including civilian AK's, AR-15's, ALL of them, account for only half as many murders annually as shoes and bare hands do, or about 3% of U.S. murders.
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