WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Jay Carney expanded on President Barack Obama’s call for “meaningful action” in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting last week, saying Obama is calling for “reexamining gun laws” as part of a larger solution.
Briefing reporters, Carney outlined some of the proposals Obama is backing, noting “his support for reinstatement of the assault weapons ban, his support for closing the so-called gun-show loophole.”
Carney said that Obama spoke with Sen. Joe Manchin — an NRA member who has expressed support for new regulations in the wake of the shooting — about what they can do.
“He is absolutely supportive of Sen. Feinstein’s stated attempt to revive [the assault weapons ban],” Carney said, saying he would also support a ban on high-capacity magazines.
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assault weapons by definition must be able to fire full automatic. In a short one pull of the trigger if not released you will empty the magazine. Semiautomatic one pull of the trigger one round down range. So a AR15 while it looks like the assault rifle the M16 which can fire full automatic the AR15 can only fire semi auto. So it is not truely an assault rifle. Do not let those ass holes in Washington fool you . They want to change the constitution and remove guns from the populous so that they can walk all over the common man.
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I’m a republican and I’m all for banning assault weapons and high capacity mags. While I’m still in favor of conceal and carry for hand guns, its pretty obvious that people don’t need assault rifles. As for guys who love hunting, sucks to lose some of your favorite guns but its not like they are banning hunting period.
Just because you’re not into something does not give you the right to take it away from someone else. I’m not into wine, people do stupid and illegal things involving wine, but, I would never be so self righteous as to suggest that those who are responsible with wine should have it taken away from them.
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Let’s first establish what an assault weapon is. As far as I know a fully automatic weapon is already illegal. So, then we get into semi-automatic weapons. A .223 rifle is the most popular rifle on the planet, used primarily for hunting. If you dress it up with plastic by changing stock parts, it can look pretty intimidating. An ak-47 is a .223 weapon, ar-15 is also .223 caliber. Do we ban all .223 caliber weapons? A .30-06 was the primary caliber in WWI and WWII in the form of an M1 Garand, many hunters use that caliber as well to hunt. Let’s go even further, the 9mm was a primary caliber for an Uzi so I guess that has to go too. Now we are left with .357 .40 .45 to name a few that are not popular calibers for a rifle but for a handgun. So, we decide that ALL guns must be banned. So, now you have a bunch of “law abiding” citizens respecting the law while those that don’t abide by the law are free to pick us off at will with illegal arms? There is no easy way through this. We must first determine what an assault weapon is before we can ban it. If it is any rifle with a high-capacity clip then I can see that but it doesn’t take too long to swap a new clip in if you know what you are doing. Maybe 10 seconds.
There are very few people that have assault weapons, mostly because you have to pass a very rigorous ATF background check, and assault weapons are INSANELY expensive for private citizens. You can buy stuff that LOOKS like an assault weapon, but really isn’t, just like you can put custom parts on a car to make it look different. The AK-47 is 7.62x39mm .30 caliber The M1 Garand is 7.62x51mm also 30 caliber (.308) I know because the ammo I buy for my rifle (an FN AR-10, .308 cal.) says “for the M1 Garand!” with a little picture of it. Most machine guns on the allied side in WWII were .30 cal. In Wyoming, where I am you can’t hunt anything bigger than a coyote with a .223, I think you are thinking of the .270 The .223 is 5.56mm, the standard NATO round (It’s humane to kill each other with it, just not deer.) The Soviet bloc is pretty well committed to the 7.62 until they start upgrading, and hell, thres a bazzillion AK varieets and 160 million bazzillion rounds of Soviet 7.62 ammo out there, so why change? Besides, Drug cartels buy it by the crate…
Talking about caliber is really kinda misleading, as it’s more of a personal choice. You can get a pistol with 20 rounds of .22 caliber short that just as lethal as the single shot .50 cal pistol if someone is intent on killing you a tube sock full of pebbles will kill. California, Illinois, New York and Washington D.C. have insane gun control laws, and huge violent crime rates. I know from personal experience that I can draw my .45 1911 fire off 7 rounds accurately and have a fresh clip in the weapon in just about 6 seconds. How fast do you think a guy with a knife can close 15 feet and stab someone? Less than 6 seconds. How fast can a murderer with a double barrel shotgun get off 2 rounds, break the weapon, and reload it? Pretty fast I am guessing. We’ve had guns since before we had a country, and even in the ‘ROARING 20’s’ one of the bloodiest chapters in American history nobody walked into a grade school with a Tommy gun (also .45 cal btw) and began slaughtering innocent children. Taking guns away will not fix the moral decay and societal cancer that has filled us full of hopelessness and apathy as a country, all it is going to do is ensure the next group of victims makes a big headline too. Pingjockey