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Proposed Assault Weapons Ban shot down.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Miguel Gonzalez, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Feinsten's Assault Weapons bill is now dead in the water. Having less than 40 votes feinstein's bill has well under the required 60 votes to pass and as such has been removed from talks in hopes it will give other propopsed measures a better chance at passing.

    "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he hopes have a bill to address gun violence on the Senate floor soon after the Easter break, but confirmed that measure will not include the assault weapons ban.

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told reporters Tuesday she is disappointed that her assault weapons ban will not be part of a larger bill, but acknowledged it will likely make it easier to pass gun-related legislation through the Senate.

    Feinstein said Reid told her Monday afternoon that the ban on certain types of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines would not be part of package of bills that would make up the Senate legislation.

    Reid, D-Nev., said Feinstein's measure simply did not have the support necessary to clear the floor and could not pass the 60 vote threshold needed in order to be considered by the full Senate."


    Senator Ted Cruz R-Texas questioning Fienstein on legality of the bill and calling her out trying to dance around the question.

    Score 1 for the Constitution!
  2. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member

    Our polticians are so out of touch with most of us Americans.

    If another school shooting happens, the blood will be on the hands of the gun manufacturers, the NRA, and the politicians supporting them.
  3. No, the blood will be on the shooters hands. Quit blaming the tool, if more people were educated and taught about firearms instead of being a condemned taboo we wouldn't have so many issues. Why is it that the last at least 6 or so shootings were all done by unstable democrats makes you think...Damn democrats wave around rifle in packed rooms with their fingers on the trigger and tell us guns are too dangerous for own own good.

    I'll take the reduction in violent crime and continue watching gun deaths diminish year to year(as they have been doing since the 90s). The good FAR outweighs the bad in this situation. Here's a short speech outlining the real statistics. Whine gun control the media opts to not show in favor of dead children and fear mongering.

    Hands and feet kill twice as many people as long guns, stabbing kills FIVE times as many per year as long guns, preventable medical error kills 98,000 people A YEAR.

    Guns prevent 800,000-2,000,000 violent crimes A YEAR. The lowest estimate means over 100x more violent crimes were stopped than the total number of murders each year.

    Stop crusading "for the children", you're ruining their future safety.

    Background checks? Sure. Start with the President.
  4. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff Member

    I agree the main reason behind these terrible incidents is the corruption of stable families, lack of quality education, poverty, media etc...

    But you can't mass murder with a small handgun or with a sword, can you?

  5. Gives you a comparison for accurate quick firing of different rifles and handguns. Why is a rifle so much more dangerous? Because its black and scary? To say you can't mass murder with a small handgun is some wishful thinking. Remember some handguns come 19 bullets standard, "mass murder" is defined as 3 or more dead, is it really impossible to kill 3 people with a sword? Has it happened? Probably. Did it get the news coverage a gun killing would? Of course not. They all kill as do swords clubs knives and anything sharp or blunt a human can use to cause harm. Is a sword as effective as a gun? No. Do you want a sword to defend yourself against a gun? I wouldn't. (unless i ran out of bullets :roflmao:)

    We agree on some of the main reasons behind these incidents, my main gripe is lack of education. No where in any of the gun control measures put forward after any of these incidents was there any mention of public education or safety training. It was all villification of an inanimate threat. The key is to educate as many people as possible so they understand and respect the right to bear arms even if it's not for everyone. No one is saying give guns to everyone, that's a democratic leap to sway perception. The trick is leave the guns in the right hands, try to keep them out of the wrong hands (without infringing on law abiding citizens rights in the process) and remove those ridiculous "gun free" or "free kill" zones.
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  6. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff Member

    Fair enough :)
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