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    re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver - Thread 2 [W:1/52]

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I don't know that we can blame the movie anymore than we can blame Linkin Park and Marilyn Manson for Columbine.
    Yes, I agree, the movie can't be blamed....although sometimes I wonder if the more we see violence on the screen, the more we become immune to it.

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    re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver - Thread 2 [W:1/52]

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    So if all semi-automatic firearms can rapid fire, could you put them into a single category or classification of weapons?
    Yes. Semi-automatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Yes. Semi-automatic.
    Thats what I thought. So the main objection seems to be calling them assault weapons instead of semi-automatics, is that it?

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    re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver - Thread 2 [W:1/52]

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I don't know that we can blame the movie anymore than we can blame Linkin Park and Marilyn Manson for Columbine.
    If I'm not mistaken, SCOTUS has sided with the artist in cases that reach it, e.g. the 2LiveCrew case.

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    re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver - Thread 2 [W:1/52]

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    So if all semi-automatic firearms can rapid fire, could you put them into a single category or classification of weapons?
    Sure but for what purpose? This is the part of "gun control" that makes no sense to me. Pistols, rifles and shotguns are all capable of being used to commit crime and all capable of many other uses. What difference do you think it makes to a victim whether they were shot with a revolver or a semi-auto pistol? I prefer my semi-auto pistol because it is flatter/shorter than a revolver (1 1/4" wide, 6" long), has a 15 round magazine and is thus easier to carry and less likely to ever need a reload (picture on my profile page).
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    re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver - Thread 2 [W:1/52]

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Thats what I thought. So the main objection seems to be calling them assault weapons instead of semi-automatics, is that it?
    Not all semi-automatics are 'assault weapons'. Calling a small-caliber, low-capacity, semi-automatic target pistol an 'assault weapon' (for example) would be ridiculous.

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    re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver - Thread 2 [W:1/52]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Not all semi-automatics are 'assault weapons'. Calling a small-caliber, low-capacity, semi-automatic target pistol an 'assault weapon' (for example) would be ridiculous.
    But technically speaking, aren't all firearms assault weapons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Hasn't the distinction already been made between an assault rifle and assault weapons? The wiki link I posted says there is and I am not disputing that.
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    But technically speaking, aren't all firearms assault weapons?
    If you are planning on mass murdering squirrels and racoons, then yes.... a 22lr semi-auto could be an assault weapon...lol
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    A little off topic here, but you want my honest opinion why the US has higher violent crime rates?
    It's not the guns..
    It's the fact that cases can be tied up in court for years.
    It's the fact that convicted murders sit in air conditioned jail cells.
    It's the fact that they get TV, a gym, and three meals a day.
    Try finding that in 75% of any other country's prisons.
    Hell it's better on the inside for some ghetto hoods
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    re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver - Thread 2 [W:1/52]

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    But technically speaking, aren't all firearms assault weapons?
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