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General News    H3'ed 2/28/18

With AR-15s, Mass Shooters Attack With the Rifle Firepower Typically Used by Military

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It's time to stop giving every yahoo the chance to own an assault weapon. Their use has skyrocketed since the last ban expired in 2004.
It's time to stop giving every yahoo the chance to own an assault weapon. Their use has skyrocketed since the last ban expired in 2004.
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There is no question the AR-15 and its ilk are assault weapons, used in identical fashion to those weapons they are based upon in the U.S. military. A close comparison leaves no honest daylight between the two.

A thought for a renewed Assault Weapons ban: have a neutral 3rd party, like the Army Procurement Office, decide what is/isn't an assault weapon. Then ban it for civilians. There is no legitimate reason to have such a weapon, unless you are hunting humans.
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