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Posted: 9/8/2004 2:04:14 PM EST
Hope this isn't a dupe!


Nightline Daily E-Mail
September 8, 2004



TONIGHT'S FOCUS: For 10 years, it has been illegal in this country to manufacture or distribute some of the most deadly semi-automatic guns in the world. The majority of the public supports this ban and at least by some measures, gun violence has abated. So why are most of the Congress, the President, and the Democratic contender for the White House all looking the other way while this law is set to expire next week, returning these assault weapons to the streets?



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In 1994, Congress passed, and President Clinton signed the assault weapons ban, effectively making 19 different types of semiautomatic firearms and high-capacity magazines illegal. Of course, this wasn't a complete ban - guns already on the market were exempted and an additional 650 types of semiautomatic weapons commonly used for self-defense, hunting and target practice were allowed. Critics and supporters of the ban agreed that the law had flaws. But now, 10 years later, polls show most Americans support the law.

When it passed, the law had a political addendum known as a sunset clause - it would expire in 10 years if Congress didn't vote to extend it.

Next Monday will mark the 10 year deadline. And The House Majority Leader Tom Delay has indicated he's unlikely to allow it to come to a vote. And the White House has signaled that it will not urge him to do so. Even John Kerry has kept relatively quiet on this issue.

Why all the political silence on an issue that so many Americans say they support?

Today, a group of police chiefs from local departments around the country and victims of gun violence are gathering to lobby Congress on this issue. But so far, very little debate is occurring.

Tonight, Michel Martin will report on this example of election year politics at work.

As I write this, Ted Koppel is at a gun range, being given a demonstration. What is an assault weapon anyway? How are they different from other guns? We'll show you exactly which guns we're talking about - and the kind of damage they can inflict.

Finally, Ted Koppel will talk about all of this with Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department William Bratton and Sandy Froman from the National Rifle Association.

We hope you'll join us.

Sara Just and the Nightline Staff
Nightline Offices
ABC News Washington Bureau
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:08:06 PM EST
Oh yeah-that'l be fact-filled.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:08:16 PM EST
The streets are going to be flowing red with blood, and the streets are going to be flooded with Uzis and AK47s.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:12:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By warlord:
The streets are going to be flowing red with blood, and the streets are going to be flooded with Uzis and AK47s.



How did you know what they were going to report, I bet you work for Nightline
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:13:15 PM EST
It say Ted will be at the range. What kind of frickin yahoo do you think they found to take him?
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:15:57 PM EST
Well, if it's anything like the fantasy that Pee-tah just finished uncorking on "World News Tonight", I'm sure it will be a beaut indeed...
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:17:12 PM EST
I am going over to the local grade school and buy an Uzi and an AK47 out of some guys trunk next Monday, just like the people on the news said I could!!!
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:17:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 2:18:14 PM EST by inferno715]
i just watched something about it... they showed the bank robbery scene with the full auto's saying 'these will be legal'. fucking morons..no mention at all that they were illegally converted to full auto.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:18:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By ffsparky26:

Originally Posted By warlord:
The streets are going to be flowing red with blood, and the streets are going to be flooded with Uzis and AK47s.



How did you know what they were going to report, I bet you work for Nightline


NOpe, standard BS from the news media. They always seem to say SOS(same old $hit).
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:21:28 PM EST
Yea, I just saw the details on ABC Nightly News. What a pack of lies. NRA members wanting the continuance of the ban, 68% of people wanting the ban to continue. Just a bunch of lies. They even stated that Kerry was holding a rifle instead of a shotgun in the video of him on stage. What a bunch of hoplophobic morons.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:24:35 PM EST
I'd better not watch it. I might pop a blood vessel.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:26:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 2:26:15 PM EST by Steve_T_M]
I expect them to at least attempt to appear unbiased. What the hell was I thinking?
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:26:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:27:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By Steve_T_M:
I expect them to at least attempt to appear unbiased. What the hell was I thinking?



yeah right. no attempt at all.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:28:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By inferno715:

Originally Posted By Steve_T_M:
I expect them to at least attempt to appear unbiased. What the hell was I thinking?



yeah right. no attempt at all.


I haven't seen the show, but I expect the news media to drop any facade of a fair and balance coverage, if they ever had any to begin with.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:30:10 PM EST

Just as long as Don's Gun Shop is not the one taking them to the range!
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:33:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By slipjoint:
I'd better not watch it. I might pop a blood vessel.

Ditto



Amen. I have a job interview tomorrow, and I DON'T want to go in seeing red.....
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:34:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By warlord:
The streets are going to be flowing red with blood, and the streets are going to be flooded with Uzis and AK47s.




you forgot about tec-9's...every anti newspost mentions them too
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:38:27 PM EST
What channel is Nightline on? Time? I am east coast. . . thanks
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:42:10 PM EST
I'll bet a case of .223 ammo at some point there will be a video clip of someone letting a whole magazine rip on full auto, and nobody will explain that the AWB has nothing to do with machineguns.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:49:29 PM EST
Peter Jennings is a fag
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:15:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By USCGflyer:
Hope this isn't a dupe!


Nightline Daily E-Mail
September 8, 2004



TONIGHT'S FOCUS: For 10 years, it has been illegal in this country to manufacture or distribute some of the most deadly semi-automatic guns in the world. The majority of the public supports this ban and at least by some measures, gun violence has abated. So why are most of the Congress, the President, and the Democratic contender for the White House all looking the other way while this law is set to expire next week, returning these assault weapons to the streets?



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

In 1994, Congress passed, and President Clinton signed the assault weapons ban, effectively making 19 different types of semiautomatic firearms and high-capacity magazines illegal. Of course, this wasn't a complete ban - guns already on the market were exempted and an additional 650 types of semiautomatic weapons commonly used for self-defense, hunting and target practice were allowed. Critics and supporters of the ban agreed that the law had flaws. But now, 10 years later, polls show most Americans support the law.

When it passed, the law had a political addendum known as a sunset clause - it would expire in 10 years if Congress didn't vote to extend it.

Next Monday will mark the 10 year deadline. And The House Majority Leader Tom Delay has indicated he's unlikely to allow it to come to a vote. And the White House has signaled that it will not urge him to do so. Even John Kerry has kept relatively quiet on this issue.

Why all the political silence on an issue that so many Americans say they support?

Today, a group of police chiefs from local departments around the country and victims of gun violence are gathering to lobby Congress on this issue. But so far, very little debate is occurring.

Tonight, Michel Martin will report on this example of election year politics at work.

As I write this, Ted Koppel is at a gun range, being given a demonstration. What is an assault weapon anyway? How are they different from other guns? We'll show you exactly which guns we're talking about - and the kind of damage they can inflict.

Finally, Ted Koppel will talk about all of this with Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department William Bratton and Sandy Froman from the National Rifle Association.

We hope you'll join us.

Sara Just and the Nightline Staff
Nightline Offices
ABC News Washington Bureau



Damn! This sounds interesting with the LA police chief and a rep from the NRA squaring off!!
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:22:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:33:54 PM EST
I hope they show the difference in damage caused by a .223 "assault rifle" and grandpa's .30-06 lever action ....
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:38:20 PM EST
I'll watch it, but I can't safely say that my TV will survive the show....
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:40:10 PM EST

I hope they show the difference in damage caused by a .223 "assault rifle" and grandpa's .30-06 lever action ....


Rest assured they will compare a .50 caliber Ma Deuce with a said lever action and state that the former are the subject of the ban, and that they will be airdropped from C-130's by the NRA into playgrounds come September 14th.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:42:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:43:52 PM EST
You know what.......WHO FREAKIN CARES !!!!!!!
It's dead and these liberal shills are just pissing in the wind !!
Squirm you rats !!
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:44:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:00:37 PM EST
Fuck'em.

They can every one go straight to hell and take their goddamn lies with them.

Clear enough?

SG
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:03:31 PM EST
When is Nightline on in the east coast?
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:05:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 4:06:07 PM EST by Aahhyes68]

What channel is Nightline on? Time? I am east coast. . . thanks




+ 2 ....???? EST Comcast ready ....????
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:54:32 PM EST
Let's put together a quick contest to see how many mistakes or how much misinformation is put out during the broadcast.

Winner has to watch Nightline for 30 days...........
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:02:38 PM EST
Nightline

on at 11:30PM EST
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:05:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By hoover:
Nightline

on at 11:30PM EST




Yeah ABC I think.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:18:21 PM EST
Hopefully the demo won't go like my Broward Sheriffs Office Ken Jenne did last year on CNN.
Total bullshit. So much so that CNN aired a retraction piece the next day. CNN knew the damage was done with the Ken Jenne piece. The retraction was half-hearted on CNN's part.

Don't expect a truthful presentation, Ted Koppel didn't bother to educate himself on the issue.
He's a ravid anti-gun-tite. I'm taping it anyway to go along with the aforementioned CNN pieces.

Here's to more liberal left-wing fear mongering koombaya singing socialist propaganda!

HS1
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:30:05 PM EST
BTT cuz it's time
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