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Todays News on Assault Weapon #5308079 09/15/14 08:56 PM
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I really doubt if the writers opinion would hold water in the enemy camp. I feel he is seeing aglass as being full when it is half empty.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings in 2012, newly formed political action groups made a big push to institute an assault weapons ban after finding how relatively easy it is in some states to obtain military style weapons. Now facing a gun control uphill battle that seems to grow steeper every day, those same groups are downgrading the assault weapons ban from their top priorities list.

Take for example Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which is led by Shannon Watts, a mother of five. Since the events in Newtown, the organization has changed its strategy from working to pass a ban to focusing on public safety measures, Propublica reports.

According to Watts, the reason for the change is twofold.

First, the assault weapons ban has proved to be a political “nonstarter.” Although polls suggest a majority of U.S. citizens support it, getting Congress to pass such legislation proved to be an impossible feat. It gained fewer votes in the Senate following the Sandy Hook shootings than the background check legislation that also failed to pass.

Second, Watts says public safety is a more direct line of defense against gun violence.

Watts cites a 2004 University of Pennsylvania study done for the Department of Justice that found there was no clear evidence to prove that the previous decade-long ban on assault weapons had saved any lives. Additionally, data showed that only 2 percent of the gun crimes that occurred before the ban were from those military style weapons.

"Ultimately," Watts told ProPublica, "what's going to save the most lives are background checks."

Another sign of the shifting priorities of gun safety advocates? One of, if not the biggest player in the game, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, now supports background check legislation over an assault weapons ban as the best method to curb violence.

"When you look at this issue in terms of the greatest opportunity to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people and prevent gun violence, background checks are a bigger opportunity to do that," Dan Gross, the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, told ProPublica.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s umbrella group, Everytown for Gun Safety, has similarly downplayed its efforts on an assault weapons ban.

Nevertheless, Americans continue to show their support for a ban. A Rasmussen poll from January this year found that 59 percent of likely voters still favor an assaults weapons ban, even following the measure that failed in the Senate last year.

The Propublica findings come at an interesting time. Only two weeks ago a 9-year-old fatally shot her instructor at a shooting range when she was firing an Uzi submachine gun. Despite outrage, recent reports have found that most gun ranges have little to no age limits for using assault weapons within their walls.

And it doesn’t look like there will be any federal legislation limiting them anytime soon.


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Re: Todays News on Assault Weapon [Re: dogcatcher] #5311089 09/17/14 01:18 PM
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What type of assault weapons? A tree branch, a 2" x 4", a chef's knife, a box cutter?


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Re: Todays News on Assault Weapon [Re: dogcatcher] #5311307 09/17/14 03:30 PM
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If you ask a lot of these anti-gun people....."What other organizations do you volunteer your time to promote preserving human life? Anti-abortion? Safe boating classes? Mom's against Drunk Drivers?, Outlaw Tobacco? Say no to Drugs?Etc. Etc. Almost always these folks do nothing else. So...call them on it and point out to them that from a statistical standpoint, if preserving human life WAS REALLY their goal, their time could be spent far better in other areas. While criminal use of firearms is dramatic (like dying in an airplane crash) it is nevertheless statistically low compared to other areas, such as 50,000 motorists a year killed on the roads. Tobacco, etc. These anti-gun people have a mental problem about their fellow citizen owning a firearm. Police- okay, the military-okay, just other private citizens. They ought to be called on it and exposed for having some kind of a mental problem on this issue. That's the reality. Try calling them on it, they'll admit that the crime aspect has nothing to do with it, "they just hate guns". MENTAL PROBLEM.

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^^great post^^


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Re: Todays News on Assault Weapon [Re: FiremanJG] #5315814 09/19/14 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
^^great post^^



I agree!!!


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Funny how our government seems to keep applying pressure.

Re: Todays News on Assault Weapon [Re: dogcatcher] #5378725 10/25/14 06:08 AM
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I always live the Assault Weapons argument. They do not know the difference in guns.. Jack wagons.


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