• Obama to ban assault weapons.
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[QUOTE] US President Barack Obama wants to reinstate an assault weapons ban in the wake of the mass killings in Newtown, Connecticut, his spokesman says. Jay Carney said the president was "actively supportive" of a Democratic senator's plan to introduce a bill on the first day of the next Congress. Mr Obama would also consider curbs on high-capacity ammunition and loopholes, Mr Carney said. Gunman Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults in Friday's attack. [/QUOTE] Source: [url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20776784[/url]
Ban all guns.
Ban things that can be used as weapons
We already have this thread: [url]http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1232950[/url]
this is what happens when you put a muslim in the [i]white[/i]house
Stop production of bullets, reward people handsomely for turning in bullets, eventually guns become harmless. Unless you hit someone with them. People cant really be so single-minded that "Ban all guns" is the only solution? MANY people have said that it is impossible, at least in the US. So just get rid of what makes guns dangerous in the first place. Well its apparent people only want something to fight about, when a good idea is presented its automatically dumbed down. This problem will never be fixed, and these things will still happen, all because people are stubborn and can't accept anything outside of what they believe. As far as I'm concerned those children's blood is on YOUR hands.
I don't really see why assault weapons should be allowed, regardless of whether they were used in Newtown
I agree. They should only be for military use. Their only purpose is mass killing, no? [B]edited:[/B] While I still don't think this is a very bad idea, I think we need to think of a new system for this. There needs to be some kind of mental checkup every now and then. Also: [IMG]http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7lx6sLamP1r4k4dho1_1280.png[/IMG]
[QUOTE=Sir M;38879455]Ban things that can be used as weapons[/QUOTE] Ban stupid people.
Assault weapons are not assault rifles. Assault weapons are defined for specific cosmetic/aesthetic qualities such as pistol grips, barrel shrouds, and bayonet mounts.
idk why people need assault rifles. its not like you can't buy pistols hunting rifles shotguns and sub machine guns. tell me when you're gonna use an assault rifle in a realistic situation that isn't for fun. EDIT: wow it says assault weapons fuck me
[QUOTE=smurfy;38879477]I don't really see why assault weapons should be allowed, regardless of whether they were used in Newtown[/QUOTE] They're not. They got banned in 1934. You require an assload of paperwork to own one.
It will never pass and I hope it doesn't. The whole piece of legislation known as the AWB isn't even worth the paper it is wrote on. It was also highly ineffective, also the definition of what made something an assault weapon was ridiculous. Does it have a bayonet mount? it is a assault weapon. Does it have a pistol grip? If so it is a assault weapon. Does it look like a scary M16 or AK47? If yes, then it is banned. This does not treat the problem, just a symptom. It is like taking cold medicine when you have the flu, you may feel fine due to the medication but you're still sick in the end. Again our political system and media playing on the emotional response of people all while taking short cuts to "Fix" and issue and make us feel all warm and fuzzy. We're acting so ridiculous right now, it is fucking shameful. Pulling songs of the radio, (Trying to) ban weapons, pulling shows/movies, etc isn't going to bring these kids back. Every time something bad happens we're just going to fucking pull anything related to it off the shelf? We're gonna ban it? Fix the fucking problem and stop taking short cuts. Lets ban cars due to drunk drivers, lets ban power-tools because they can hurt someone, lets ban planes because someone crashed them in to two buildings, lets ban knives because people get stabbed, lets ban GPS systems because some people used it strictly instead of using common sense and crashed their shit or got lost, lets just fucking ban everything and take a magic pill that will make us husks so nothing bad happens.
Cool lets reinstate a ban that has been proven to do NOTHING. Cause that will solve our problems right?
[QUOTE=ExTek;38879496]I agree. They should only be for military use. Their only purpose is mass killing, no?[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=smurfy;38879477]I don't really see why assault weapons should be allowed, regardless of whether they were used in Newtown[/QUOTE] It's the same argument thats used in every discussion about the Brit's weapon ban. If you ban assault weapons, then the criminals who are already going to break the law will still acquire the guns illegally. Would you rather have dangerous weapons in the hands of some good people and some bad, or only the bad.
[QUOTE=Jtg811;38879516]idk why people need assault rifles. its not like you can't buy pistols hunting rifles shotguns and sub machine guns. tell me when you're gonna use an assault rifle in a realistic situation that isn't for fun.[/QUOTE] Assault [B]rifles [/B]have been banned for decades. Assault [B]weapons [/B]is a different term that doesn't actually cover a type of firearm.
Also to you non Americans this is a deeper issue than hunting. The whole militia thing is engraved in America society sort of like how the Swiss have it
[QUOTE=Dav0r;38879450]Ban all guns.[/QUOTE] So punish gun enthusiasts who enjoy guns for collecting, target shooting, and hunting because of a few assholes misusing them? That's like saying ban all knives because people stab each other with them.
And "assault weapons" is a made up term by some dumb cunt congresswoman who doesn't even know about guns in the first place. Why people who know nothing about a subject are allowed to make laws surrounding them really rattles me
It's one step on a long road.
rip freedom
[QUOTE=Combin0wnage;38879553]So punish gun enthusiasts who enjoy guns for collecting, target shooting, and hunting because of a few assholes misusing them? That's like saying ban all knives because people stab each other with them.[/QUOTE] yes. get a new hobby.
So this means all semi-automatic assault rifles will be banned?
[QUOTE=Aman VII;38879561]And "assault weapons" is a made up term by some dumb cunt congresswoman who doesn't even know about guns in the first place. Why people who know nothing about a subject are allowed to make laws surrounding them really rattles me[/QUOTE] do you have autism? [highlight](User was banned for this post ("Trolling (last chance; perma me next ban)" - Starpluck))[/highlight]
This is retarded. We don't need weapon bans. We need weapon education.
Fuck off, Obama. The AWB did not work, it's proven to not have worked by three criminal study groups. Stop using the bodies of children to push your stupid fucking agenda.
[QUOTE=PvtCupcakes;38879569]yes. get a new hobby.[/QUOTE] Yeah it's the gun hobbyist's fault that people are getting killed :'(
Hey everyone, why do you need a sports car that can go 160 when the speed limit only goes to 75, Lets ban fast cars too because its unnecessary. And before you say but guns are made to kill people. Speeding kills a WHOLE lot more people than guns do each year.
[QUOTE=PvtCupcakes;38879573]do you have autism?[/QUOTE] Wow you are such a great debater, I can't refute your counter argument you win.
[QUOTE=PvtCupcakes;38879573]do you have autism?[/QUOTE] FPdebates.jpg
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