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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 8/1/2001 2:09:49 AM EDT
[URL]http://www.urban.org/crime/aw/AWFINAL1.htm[/URL]
Link Posted: 8/1/2001 5:37:31 AM EDT
There's too much information and facts there. Just tell me that guns are bad and that I'll feel safer when they're gone. Actually, thanks for posting the link. I've seen it before but forgot to bookmark it.
Link Posted: 8/1/2001 6:16:38 AM EDT
from the article: "Nonetheless, proponents of assault weapons legislation argued that these weapons are too inaccurate to have much hunting or sporting value. Furthermore, they argued that various features of these weapons, such as folding stocks and shrouds surrounding their barrels, have no hunting or sporting value and serve to make these weapons more concealable and practical for criminal use (Cox Newspapers 1989). Assault rifles inaccurate? Why does the military use them, if all they can do is wildly spray bullets at innocent bystanders? And what the hell does a shroud around the barrel have to do with concealability? more: Moreover, these guns were perceived to be especially attractive to offenders involved in drug dealing and organized crime, as evidenced by the relatively high representation of these weapons among BATF gun trace requests for these crimes Sure, I bet the mafia and drugrunners will be happy to comply with any law you pass. After all drugrunning and organized crime is legal, right ? F'n retarded. They seriously should pull their heads out of their asses.
Link Posted: 8/1/2001 6:37:05 AM EDT
Cliff's notes version: By focusing on media hype rather than the root causes of crime, this law has had little or no effect on public safety. Do you think the government will listen to their own fact gathers?
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