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View Poll Results: Would you purchase an Assault weapon knowing the right was being banned
Yes I would purchase 59 59.00%
No 11 11.00%
All guns are dangerous, this a needed law 3 3.00%
I already own at least 1 assault semi-auto style rifle, I'm ok 27 27.00%
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:30 AM
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Assault Weapons Ban

Many business Owners are 2nd amendment right supporters, whether in the green industry or not, most business owners support the right/choice to protect their staff or property.

At a press conference announcing the arrests, Holder also suggested that re-instituting a U.S. ban on the sale of assault weapons would help reduce the bloodshed in Mexico, where last year 6,000 people were killed in drug-related violence.

U.S. officials have a responsibility to make sure Mexican police “are not fighting substantial numbers of weapons, or fighting against AK-47s or other similar kinds of weapons that have been flowing to Mexico,” Holder said.

So we are going to lose our gun rights because our government can’t secure its borders, and the Mexican government can’t secure law and order and weed out corruption in its military, which is no doubt a large source of firearms for drug cartels.

Interestingly enough, it was not in his prepared remarks, so it must have been in a question. This is from the Administration, folks. Obama may be willing to burn political capital on this issue. Get ready.

US Attorney General, Eric Holder is considering to re-instate the Assault rife ban permanently

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Old 02-26-2009, 12:46 AM
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F that ban....already got 1 AK wouldnt mind pickn up a few more assault rifles. Guns are fun!!:
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:34 AM
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Maybe they should ban them , after all they are used in almost a whole 1% of gun crimes . And even thou they are only designed to wound , I suppose they could actualy kill.
Well let me rephrase that , wound people , they were made to kill varmints
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:15 AM
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Just because there is a law banning these weapons will not make them unavailable.There is always going to be a black market. There is a drunk driving law and look how many people drive and kill people EVERY day. Laws are only obeyed by honest people.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:13 PM
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I think the better question is who will surrender their currently owned weapons when the gov't bans them all in the name of national security, for our best interest, you're either with us or you are with the terrorist or some new slick mindless group think slogan.

To celebrate the victory of either antigun candidate I bought one of those evil rifles on Nov 4th, 2008

No plans on giving it up in the future.

Sadly I believe many people will be shaking chickens on this issue and will be terrified to take a stand.

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were ever our countrymen.” — Samuel Adams
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:37 PM
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From my cold, dead hands....
"the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties" Barack Hussein Obama

If you like the job Granholm is doing for Michigan, you'll love the job Obama will do for the U.S.

“The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.” Winston Churchill
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:49 PM
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Me too

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From my cold, dead hands....
Perfect quote...... I have no problem dying, but I'm taking out as many as possible......
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:58 PM
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I have no problem dying, but I'm taking out as many as possible......
I have a hard time not laughing at people that just throw this out there. "Dying, meh. Do it all the time. I spend lots of time at the range punching holes in stationary targets at 50 yards, probably never happen anyway 'cuz I'm such a good shot. Did I ever tell you about when I almost enlisted in the Marines? They were going to guarantee me Sniper. Yeah...."
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:08 AM
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I hate to agree with letting guns flow more freely instead, but...
If guns are outlawed, then only outlaws will have guns,
and so to a point bans work in the criminal's favor.

It might work better instead if they LIFTED the ban on these weapons in Mexico,
because before they lifted the ban here in the US we had the same problem.

Sure did, as you can see it sure slowed down the crime wave in America,
it's when the criminals can carry guns the average citizen isn't allowed to have...

But once every citizen can own any gun they want, what can the criminals do?
Yeah, come on around here with your pistola crapola

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Old 02-26-2009, 04:11 PM
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I did a research paper on gun control for my English class. You're right, less then 1% of gun crimes are from assault weapons. Another interesting fact, during the LA race riots, those store owners armed with assault weapons (AK variants) were the most successful in securing their livelihood from domestic terrorists. Their large clips and powerful rounds were enough to scare mobs, where as small caliber handguns weren't feared nearly as much. I guess 6 rounds to a crowd of 50 isn't a big deal. If anyone is interested, I could post a link to the paper, its about 6 or 7 pages.
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