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Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), a veteran GOP lawmaker who has served in the Senate for more than 30 years, voiced support for a ban on assault weapons last Friday.
In an interview with Bloomberg's Al Hunt, the Indiana senator was asked whether the ban, which expired in 2004, should be reinstated. "I believe it should be," Lugar replied. "But I recognize the fact that the politics domestically in our country with regard to this are on a different track altogether."
Lugar continued, "As a matter of fact, it appears that ammunition has been purchased from stores all over the country, subsequent to [the shooting in Arizona], by many Americans feeling that somehow Congress might take action that would somehow limit the amount of ammunition or the types of ammunition people can have."
Originally posted by all answers exist
I'd would like to see where the statistics that ammo sales have gone up because of the Tucson tragedy, (the ammo situations seems to have stayed the same for some while now) this seems a little quick to jump on the ban weapons bandwagon
seeing as this just happened weeks ago, how does this guy already have sales figures for ammo in 2 weeks I'm calling BS on and all over this one
Originally posted by purplemer
Guns are not toys they are for killing...
the sooner the usa gets over its gun fetish the better...
kxedit on 18-1-2011 by purplemer because: (no reason given)
The ban also didn’t prohibit the manufacture of any guns entirely, it prohibited making certain ones with their standard complement of external attachments. Thus, for example, during the ban AR-15s were made with a pistol-like grip, but without a flash suppressor, bayonet mount and, in the case of carbine models, adjustable-length stock. In practical terms the most significant thing about the ban was that it prohibited the manufacture of magazines holding more than 10 rounds, the majority of which are standard-equipment for handguns not defined as “assault weapons."
"short, compact, selective-fire weapons that fire a cartridge intermediate in power between submachinegun and rifle cartridges".