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  • The Anti Hans Oct 1, 1:39 p.m.

    wu: what do you propose the military arm themselves with then? Revolvers?

  • ossiferbob Jan 16, 3:18 p.m.

    http://www.assaultweapon.info/

  • ossiferbob Jan 16, 1:22 p.m.

    Personal safety is your own responsibility. Law enforcement happens after the murder occurs. If you can't "hold the fort" until the police arrive, you will probably be out of luck.
    I want unrestricted access for the law-abiding to the same weapons and ammunition the police would use to save me and my family.
    Let felons and the violently insane jump through the hoops. Add them to the National Instant Check(NICS)database, HIPPA secrecy laws be damned!

    http://www.assaultweapon.info/

    Here is a good link describing the differences and the hype about
    the firearms which "assault" the sensibilities of the anti-gunners.
    you know, those people who feel protected when they carry a CELL PHONE!

  • junkmail5 Jan 8, 12:16 p.m.

    I also want to post this poem by Darrell Scott from last week's House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. - dougroberts

    Scotts statement was from May of 1999... if that was last week to you I'd like to borrow your time machine.

  • saturn5 Jan 8, 9:12 a.m.

    all assault weapons should banned just like cocaine and a 20 year wu: "prison sentence....no need for military equipment I'm surprised the stupid nra aren't trying to make hand gernades legal to go "hunting"!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

    The weapons they, and you, are talking about are NOT military weapons. They are civilian weapons that look like military weapons - clones. It's like a Ferrari kit car built on a VW. It may look like a Ferrari, but it drives like a VW.

  • LKG-Lover Jan 7, 2:43 p.m.

    WooHoo2You - "Typically the "anti-gun crowd" likes facts and does not pretend that your random Dirty Harry want-to-be is going to save the day in every mass shooting."

    As more anti-gun supporters drive weapons out of our society, they just create more large groups of victims for the crazy insane and mentally challanged to exploit. I realize it is overstated and simplified, but guns don't kill people, people do. I especially want to express my agreement with Doug Roberts comments in support of Darrell Scott and the idea of gun safes. I have numerous firearms and two teenage boys. I would never let them have access to these weapons unlike the mother of the Newtown killer. They are in a safe. I agree it should be a requirement of all gun owners as described by Doug.

  • dougroberts Dec 26, 2:55 p.m.

    I also want to post this poem by Darrell Scott from last week's House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee.

    Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
    Your words are empty air.
    You've stripped away our heritage,
    You've outlawed simple prayer.
    Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
    And precious children die.
    You seek for answers everywhere, And ask the question "Why?" You regulate restrictive laws, Through legislative creed. And yet you fail to understand, That God is what we need!

    Darrell Scott is the father of Rachel Scott , a victim of the Columbine tragedy.

  • dougroberts Dec 26, 2:50 p.m.

    Assault guns are already strictly controled. They are full auto weapons and you would have to have a Class 3 license to own one. Any gun ban would make no difference .These massacres are happening in gun free zones. Gun free zones must not be without armed law enforcement.I do agree with Mr.Lapierre of the NRA. Our police precincts are geographically located , so are our schools . Lets place our police precincts in our schools , it's just that easy. Also , if gun buyers have minor children in their home , mandatory gun safes are required , or if mentally challenged minors or adults also live in the home ... mandatory gun safes , mandatory secure weapons. Attack the problem at it's source people, don't change the rules that quarantine law abiding citizens. Evil will present itself any way possible. Evil will fabricate feterlizer bombs , fly airplanes into buildings , whatever and whenever.

  • wu Dec 24, 11:35 a.m.

    all assault weapons should banned just like cocaine and a 20 year prison sentence....no need for military equipment I'm surprised the stupid nra aren't trying to make hand gernades legal to go "hunting"!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

  • mep Dec 24, 10:14 a.m.

    The definition of an "assault rifle" is very vague indeed. The writers of the Brady law did so to cover as many weapons as possible. The sad reality is, other than appearing more menacing... most standard hunting and target rifles can AND do perform the exact same thing. Hence in the wrong hands, can kill just as effectively. Bans and more laws are not the solution. Neither would have prevented any of the mass shootings our nation has endured. How about enforcing the 20,000 laws regarding firearms we already have, and begin mandating mental health providers block gun sales by contacting the National Instant Background (NICS) system when a patient shows signs of mental illness.

  • WooHoo2You Dec 21, 7:24 p.m.

    Not much for the anti-gun crowd to crow about when the facts are presented-Barfly

    Typically the "anti-gun crowd" likes facts and does not pretend that your random Dirty Harry want-to-be is going to save the day in every mass shooting. BTW, your typical anti-gun person as you call it is not anti-gun however wants reason barriers preventing the insane or criminals from EASILY obtaining deadly weapons. But the NRA / GOP says that is crazy talk.....

  • SmokeWagon Dec 21, 7:07 p.m.

    SPOT ON WRAL....!!!! Just one thing as stated in this post so well...it REALLY showes how easily the sheep can be mislead:

    ..."you missed the genesis of the moniker "assault weapon," created by Josh Sugarmann, then at the National Coalition to Ban Handguns, now director of the Violence Policy Center, who said:...
    "Assault weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully-automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons --anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun-- can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons."

  • saturn5 Dec 21, 6:46 p.m.

    Many hunting rifles would also fit the definition of assault weapon by the Brady definition. Brady uses that definition precisely because a "military" assault weapon functions differently than a civilian semi-automatic weapon that may look the same, but actually operates like your typical hunting rifle.

  • Banned4Life Dec 21, 6:28 p.m.

    All of the above qualifies as way more than enough weapons. There are 257 MILLION weapons in circulation, with more being manufactured every second. How many is ENOUGH? ALL of those weapons reside in just 1/3 of our population. That means 2/3 of the population does not have a gun. I think we should be way more afraid of 1/3 of the population (A minority for sure) having the capacity to easily kill the other 2/3 of the population. Again, the NRA and gun lobby NEEDS to keep instilling fear and loathing into the populace to continue selling these weapons. Have you SEEN the advertising they use? "Be a REAL Man" with one of these. Which is implying that you could not be considered a "man" unless you owned one of their weapons. And Rambo movies haven't helped. Those big ol "Manly" looking weapons sure make a fella look all-fired powerful don't they Cletus? Most of the guys wanting to look like that couldn't lift up the guns used in those movies with a forklift. Ads Work huuh?

  • mep Dec 21, 6:07 p.m.

    NOT TRUE.... North Carolina law also bans shotguns and rifles with a barrel length of less than 18 inches or an overall length of less than 26 inches, mufflers and silencers for any firearm, as well as the parts necessary to convert a semiautomatic weapon to a fully automatic weapon.

    I legally own a SRB with the proper ATF form and tax stamp. It took me over six months to obtain. I can also legally apply for a silencer here in NC. Machine guns are next to impossible here in NC.

    According to the most recent change in the gun laws here in NC... if a person complies with Federal law, (The pass the ATF checks and pay the tax) they are automatically in compliance with State law.

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