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Posted: 9/13/2004 4:28:55 AM EST
Gimme the important talking points to make to the audience.

Thanx.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 4:34:34 AM EST
THE AWB IS DEAD. That is all.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 4:37:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 4:37:12 AM EST by MisterFloppy]
- The AWB has been ineffective, nay, useless, in curbing crime.

- There are thousands more ARs, AKs, etc., in circulation now that there were ten years ago, sans selected non-functional features. Yet there has not been a corresponding increase in crime, especially involving these firearms.

- Bans and restrictions do not prevent criminals from getting what they want. Laws only control the actions of law-abiding citizens, who do not pose a threat to the general public.

- I take great offense at the notion that as a law-abiding, tax paying, responsible citizen I cannot be trusted with such things while government elitists can. Are we citizens truly sovereign?

- On Tuesday we will NOT see 6-year olds buying Uzis from car trunks, machine guns flooding our playgrounds, blood flowing in the streets, or any other apocalyptic results predicted by the antis in their fear campaigns.

Taken from another thread.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 4:37:56 AM EST
Laws and Bans don't affect Criminals. By Definition, criminals do not obey the law. That is why the AWB was ineffective.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 4:38:27 AM EST
When people start talking to me about wanting to ban firearms because they might be used to kill or harm someone I usually ask them if they're for the total prohibition of tobacco as well?

Tobacco (Smokes/chew) WILL kill somewhere in the neighborhood of 300,000 Americans this year.

If they're interested in "Saving lives" (By supporting a gun ban) but aren't willing to ban Tobacco then tell them to go back and rethink their priorities. Then point out that it's not REALLY about saving lives (Their argument not mine) afterall. It's because they just don't like guns.

BTW, does anyone really NEED 6 or 8 cylinders in their rig just to get around? Maybe it's time we all went to 3 cylinders for the sake of saving lives too. Speed kills
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 4:40:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 4:41:54 AM EST by USMC_LB]
Kerry says he supports the 2nd Ammendment AND is a hunter....

Where in the 2nd Ammendment does it even mention HUNTING ?!?!

THE 2nd AMMENDMENT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HUNTING !!!

But the AWBan was an attack on the 2nd Ammendment, plan & simple.

Kerry voted for EVERY anti-gun legislation that was put in front of him!
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 4:42:40 AM EST
The 2nd Amendment is a constitutionally protected right. Period. Nowhere does it say sporting arms in the passage.

The 2nd Amendment protects the right to listen to open discussions on the radio, read the newspaper, etc... Without it, there is no 1st Amendment.

You can eventually reverse or change bad laws. Once guns are gone, you will never change any law.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 4:49:36 AM EST
The ban's sunset should be no cause for worry. The things you should worry about are still illegal:

Robbery is still illegal.
Assault is still illegal.
Murder is still illegal.
Shooting up schools is still illegal.
Drug dealing is still illegal.
Carjacking is still illegal.
Ownership of guns by a convicted felon is still illegal.

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 4:55:02 AM EST
A little over 2% of crimes involving firearms are committed with firearms referenced in the ban. Ban proponents claim a 66% reduction in AW crime - 66% of 2%, geeze, not saying much.

Over 70,000 kids are killed or maimed each year on playgrounds (source=CDC)?
Over 1,000,000 kids are poisoned each year with common household products...(CDC).

But it's the "assault weapons" that are the real problem...go figure. It clearly shows the dems agenda.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 5:07:23 AM EST
the ar15 system is evolving, with new calibers, precision barrels and other refinements into highly accurate and legal hunting rifles that may look like assault weapons, but function like any other semi automatic hunting rifle. What looks like a hi capacity magazine may only hold from five to nine rounds.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 5:09:48 AM EST
Select fire arms and silencers are NOT covered by the AWB!
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