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Ban Is An Assault On Second Amendment Con Gun Ban Weakens Our Rights

Fri., March 24, 1995

ASSAULT WEAPONS!

Congressional Democrats can’t discuss semiautomatic firearms without exclamation points.

Last fall, they duped Americans into believing these firearms are no different from rigidly controlled gangster and military machine guns.

Frightened, gullible Americans, many of whom don’t know the difference between a rifle and a shotgun, have felt safer since Democrats steamrolled a ban of 19 ASSAULT WEAPONS(!) into law.

In fact, America may be less safe.

The assault on ASSAULT WEAPONS(!) has weakened the Second Amendment and transformed law-abiding citizens into potential criminals. The foreboding neo-militia movement has blossomed since the ban’s approval.

Contrary to propaganda, the Second Amendment wasn’t written for hunting purposes. It was written to create a militia of citizens well-armed to rise up when necessary to protect themselves, their families, their community and, if necessary, their nation.

The current ban represents a giant step toward full gun control.

The way the new law defines bannable firearms, it easily could be extended to hundreds of weapons. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (which brought us Waco in flaming color) has interpreted the law liberally to include guns not specifically banned.

Proponents justify the ASSAULT WEAPONS(!) ban by pointing to isolated carnage, such as crazed gunman Dean Mellberg’s awful rampage at Fairchild Air Force Base last summer. But they don’t mention that semiautomatic weapons are involved in less than 1 percent of our violent crime.

Shotguns kill far more.

Interestingly, Congress outlawed the Colt AR-15 but specifically exempted the Ruger Mini-14. They’re the same gun, though the Colt looks deadlier. The other difference? The Ruger was manufactured in the district of a congressman who helped draft the gun ban.

In a January poll, those who know guns and criminals best - 386 of the nation’s police chiefs and county sheriffs - ranked gun control near the bottom among seven methods for reducing street violence.

Police know the old adage is true: When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.

xxxx Dole’s assault on ban is mocking the masses Pro gun ban The people have spoken - loudly



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