Ban "military-style" weapons?


City Council Speaker Christine Quinn joins the Daily News’ assault gun petition

NY Daily News: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn became the latest New Yorkers to sign on to  the Daily News petition to ban assault weapons.
Quinn wrote her John Hancock on the petition Sunday morning — and urged  other New Yorkers to join the newspaper’s campaign for banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
“I’m very grateful for the Daily News for all the attention they’re bringing to the desperate need for the assault weapons ban to be re-passed,” she  said.
“I wanted to make sure, as an elected official, I sent not just a message of  support of what the paper was doing, but I hoped I could urge other New Yorkers  to sign the petition,” she added. “I wanted to make sure they don’t let 2012 end without putting their name on it.” More than 66,500 people have signed the petition since it was first printed  in the News last week.
On Sunday evening dozens of area protesters, dubbed “Hands Across the  Bridge,” walked across the Brooklyn Bridge during a candle light vigil for  Newtown victims.
Quinn said she was further inspired to join the effort after hearing NRA head  Wayne Lapierre double down on his comments resisting any new gun restrictions  and calling for armed security in schools on “Meet the Press” Sunday morning.
It was the most shocking disconnect from reality I think I have ever seen, and  it was just callous,” she said.”I hope we have millions and millions of people sign this petition,” Quinn said. “There are families in Connecticut without  children to wrap presents for. There are families burying their children.
“All we’re saying is people shouldn’t get to have military-style weapons in their  homes.”
There are a couple of problems with this gun control mentality, least of which liberals will never learn is that criminals don’t care about complying with the law.
You want to ban “assault weapons”? Definition of assault:

  • A sudden, violent attack; onslaught.
  • An unlawful physical attack upon another; an attempt or offer to do violence to another, with or without battery, as by holding a stone or club in a threatening manner.

An “assault” weapon could be applied to a number of items – baseball bats, knives, scissors – anything that can be used to commit an act of violence on some one.
There is also no consistent or specific definition for “assault weapon” and is, therefore, subject to varying definitions for varying purposes, including definitions that include common non-military firearms.
knifeBan “military-style” weapons? My boyfriend currently serving in the sand box carries a 9mm Beretta. He also carries a knife. So are we going to have to ban those weapons as well? Or just the ones that liberals claim to be an “assault” weapon?
There are strict gun control laws in many states. More gun control is not going to stop a criminal from committing a crime. Just look at Chicago, Detroit, and DC and tell me how well their gun control laws work.
One more problem – Ms. Quinn doesn’t realize that she doesn’t get to dictate what I have in my home. The Second Amendment does that just fine, thank you very much.

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Left/liberal tyranny: Ban guns, let the thugs/hoodlums keep the law-abiding cowed, only protect those whom you like and punish self-defense harshly. (Look at Britain, they have it there.)


Do any of these people remember Adolf Hitler,or is he just a scary word that shouldnt be used anymore because it might offend someone. He said his people shouldnt have guns too, and he took them, then he took the mentally ill and the elderly and the Jewish and killed them, If you think these madmen are only hideing in wait to kill people here and there, wait untll your government knows there is no resistance and starts making killing people that dont agree with them a new normal… LIsten close,,, this is why we want military weapons, its not… Read more »

White Knuckle Driver
White Knuckle Driver

d..h.., the irony is that the authors of past and present gun grab legislation have been and are primarily Jewish. When things go bump in the night, Mr. Bloomberg need not worry because it was probably one of his many armed bodyguards getting another glass of milk to compliment his animal crackers.

Alice Wolf
Alice Wolf

The Killer in Chief is the Leader of the Pack, so we might as well realise that it’s high time to cancel the inauguration in time to save mankind. Happy New Year anyway!!!!

JoAnn Bjorkman
JoAnn Bjorkman

Everyone thinks what the NRA President said was “oooh so bad”. Nothing new there folks. Remember when:
Bill Clinton spearheaded Cops in Schools program in 1998
Clinton requested $60 million for ‘Cops in Schools’
And now:
Clinton, Who Proposed ‘COPS in School’ Program, to Help Senate Democrats Draft Gun-Control Legislation