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Assault Weapons Don't Really Require Much Skill

They are just very effective killing tools.

It takes skill to shoulder a shotgun and accurately lead the trailing bird in the flock.  It takes skill to hold steady a Winchester 30/30 and hit a silver dollar at 50 yards. 
But, any amateur idiot can hit just about anything he aims at (and more) with an AK-47 and a 30 round clip.

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Carl Castrogiovanni January 17, 2013 at 01:57 PM
"But, any amateur idiot can hit just about anything he aims at (and more) with an AK-47 and a 30 round clip." Setting aside that this statement is so completely wrong as to be purely laughable, what exactly is the point of this three-sentence "article"? Do we really need yet another article on the same topic (and re-hash all the same arguments)?
Michael Scarry January 17, 2013 at 05:56 PM
Being raised in England in the late 60's through 1976, a country that banned guns, I watched the BBC news many times report bombings where the IRA claimed responsibility. Evil pople will find evil ways to do evil things. The assault rifles don't do the shooting it merely a tool. We celebrated Seal Team 6 when they took out Bin Laden, not the guns, but the recent shootings they blame the guns not the evil one's pulling the triggers.
Walter White January 18, 2013 at 01:38 AM
You equate guns in the hands of SEALs with guns in the hands of murderers. Are you really that stupid?
Carl Castrogiovanni January 18, 2013 at 03:51 AM
Walter, He is NOT making that equivalence. How do you not get that?
RationalTht January 18, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Walter - the only one that is "stupid" is you - Michael is stating that it is the PERSON that uses the tool that we celebrate, or SHOULD HOLD RESPONSIBLE, not the tool that is used. We do not blame the car for the drunk driver.
D'skidoc January 18, 2013 at 07:17 PM
Don't we try to keep the drunk from driving. We put interlocks on the ignition and we take away a license. Why not try to keep the crazys from having weapons. A car was intended to be used as transportation. A semi-automatic with a high cap magazine is intended to be used for what, target shooting? The fun of blasting a tree stump to smithereens is outweighed by the risk of a nut job getting his hands on what is ostensibly a legal firearm, and taking even one life, let alone dozens. IMHO
RonnieTheLimoDriver January 18, 2013 at 09:00 PM
By your logic we should actually put the interlocks on all ignitions, right? I mean, its not just raging alcoholics and people with many drunk driving convictions who drive drunk. All cars should have these safety devices. While we are at it, we should have governors that prevent cars from traveling over 65 miles an hour, right? I mean that’s the speed limit. Who needs to drive faster than that? We have plenty of studies that equate high speed with fatalities. We should probably disable cell phones from working while in motion as well. Heck, while we are at it, lets stop selling alcohol, shut down mcdonalds, and well you get the picture. Just so everybody understands, the vast majority of rifles and handguns sold in this country are semi automatics. The AR-15 was the top selling gun of all kind (rifles, handguns, shotguns) in the last year we have stats on it. There are at least 2 million of them current in circulation. So yeah, they are here to stay.
McCloud January 18, 2013 at 09:23 PM
Sure, while we are at it lets put a lock on your keyboard. After all the founding fathers knew nothing about the internet when they wrote the first amendment.
Moe @ the Buck January 19, 2013 at 03:50 PM
What a stupid article.
Charlie Scott February 03, 2013 at 12:28 AM
There is a reason that it is currently illegal for an individual to possess a Thompson Sub Machine Gun, an Uzi, C-4, a live Grenade, sticks of Dynamite or large Fire Crackers without a proper license. True, these products, in themselves, don't hurt anyone, but we really don't want to put them in the hands of our neighbor who likes to kill things. Same with an AK47.

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