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Originally posted by CB328
Semi automatic rifles are not assault rifles
They massacre large numbers of people, so I'd say they definitely are.
Originally posted by pheonix358
reply to post by SpaDe_
The fact is that if the US put a small percentage of its military expenditure into mental health programs designed to HELP people in need you could and would make a huge difference.
That is truly the crux of the matter. It is not about restricting or segregating or identifying those with mental health issues, it needs to be about HELPING them. That will not happen.
Originally posted by rickymouse
I don't need more than nine shells in the gun for hunting or protecting my home from an intruder. That is what I own a gun for and I don't own any guns that hold more shells than nine. I can't see owning a military style gun, I don't even need a scope on my guns. I guess I don't understand why someone needs impressive looking guns.
I am sharing this story because I am Adam Lanza’s mother. I am Dylan Klebold’s and Eric Harris’s mother. I am James Holmes’s mother. I am Jared Loughner’s mother. I am Seung-Hui Cho’s mother. And these boys—and their mothers—need help. In the wake of another horrific national tragedy, it’s easy to talk about guns. But it’s time to talk about mental illness.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Assault weapon is a completely arbitrary designation given by lawmakers with no real meaning other than "it looks military".