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    Stop the Slaughter of Our Children With These Weapons of War

    Stop the Slaughter of Our Children With These Weapons of War

    Assault weapons are designed to kill as many people as possible in the shortest time possible. They are for war; they are not for sport.



    By Mike Mullen
    8/9/19

    I spent my entire professional life taking up arms in defense of our country, serving in wars from Vietnam to Afghanistan, and ending my service as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan I saw how our ground forces and special forces sought to improve the precision and lethality of their weapons, which took enemy lives and saved their own. Such is the nature of war. But these weapons are for war; they are not for sport. Assault weapons are designed to kill as many people as possible in the shortest time possible. As the tragic events last week in El Paso and Dayton attest, these weapons make it virtually impossible for law-enforcement agencies to stop those bent on taking lives. In Dayton, heroic officers responded within 30 seconds, and yet the shooter still killed nine people. I had hoped that our political leaders would put saving innocent lives ahead of their careers, if necessary sacrificing their own political ambitions to get this done. But our politicians have proved unwilling to take up the cause or to take risks for the sake of the many citizens, young and old, murdered both before and after Sandy Hook. Would you gather the courage if it were your son or daughter whose life had been taken?

    In the years I served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, I sat with far too many mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters of loved ones killed in combat, the best of us, who had made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. After Sandy Hook, I watched in abject disgust while our Congress did nothing, despite the fact that some 90 percent of Americans supported universal background checks. Since Sandy Hook, the politics have gotten worse and the weapons have become more deadly. And we are led by an administration without a moral compass, which seeks to divide us and destroy our values: equality, freedom, democracy, human rights, integrity, responsibility, accountability. These attacks threaten the very underpinnings of our civilization. Now is the time for courage. We must take steps to make our country and its citizens safe from this growing national-security threat by banning these assault weapons with their large magazines, and by putting in place comprehensive and universal background checks without loopholes. The United States accounts for some 4 percent of the global population but holds about 45 percent of the civilian firearms in the world. We are way out of balance. I have been involved in the use of arms for my entire adult life. I understand what they can do. It is time to act. If we do nothing, many more innocent lives will be needlessly sacrificed—and the blood of those innocents will continue to flow upon our hands.

    Mike Mullen, is a retired U.S. Navy admiral, served as the 17th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
    You've got it right Sir. This is absolute madness.


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    Re: Stop the Slaughter of Our Children With These Weapons of War

    End abortion now! Oh wait were we talking about slaughtering children?
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    Re: Stop the Slaughter of Our Children With These Weapons of War

    Quote Originally Posted by rogue valley View Post
    stop the slaughter of our children with these weapons of war

    assault weapons are designed to kill as many people as possible in the shortest time possible. They are for war; they are not for sport.





    you've got it right sir. This is absolute madness.
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    Re: Stop the Slaughter of Our Children With These Weapons of War

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Stop the Slaughter of Our Children With These Weapons of War

    Assault weapons are designed to kill as many people as possible in the shortest time possible. They are for war; they are not for sport.





    You've got it right Sir. This is absolute madness.
    This thread is about LIVING children.
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    Re: Stop the Slaughter of Our Children With These Weapons of War

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Stop the Slaughter of Our Children With These Weapons of War

    Assault weapons are designed to kill as many people as possible in the shortest time possible. They are for war; they are not for sport.





    You've got it right Sir. This is absolute madness.
    He got it wrong and is fully aware that an AR-15 is not "just like" an M-4 or M-16 (which are assault rifles).

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    Re: Stop the Slaughter of Our Children With These Weapons of War

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    He got it wrong and is fully aware that an AR-15 is not "just like" an M-4 or M-16 (which are assault rifles).

    He's been to war. I think I'll go with his logic and experience over yours.

    There is no reason to have weapons of war easily available on the civilian market.


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    Re: Stop the Slaughter of Our Children With These Weapons of War

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Stop the Slaughter of Our Children With These Weapons of War

    Assault weapons are designed to kill as many people as possible in the shortest time possible. They are for war; they are not for sport.
    The Second Amendment was made to safeguard citizen's right to keep and bear arms meant for war. Not for sport.

    If our founding fathers meant it otherwise, they could have made the preamble:

    "A well-fed population able to hunt game for food and sport, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
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    Re: Stop the Slaughter of Our Children With These Weapons of War

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    He's been to war. I think I'll go with his logic and experience over yours.

    There is no reason to have weapons of war easily available on the civilian market.
    What, exactly, transforms a semi-auto rifle into a "weapon of war" other than how it is used? As a follow-up question, why should LEOs be permitted to have a "weapon of war"?
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    Re: Stop the Slaughter of Our Children With These Weapons of War

    Quote Originally Posted by Felis Leo View Post
    The Second Amendment was made to safeguard citizen's right to keep and bear arms meant for war. Not for sport.

    If our founding fathers meant it otherwise, they could have made the preamble:

    "A well-fed population able to hunt game for food and sport, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
    Prepare yourself for "the militia clause was intended to define the type of people, not the type of arms, that the (federal?) government could not infringe upon".
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    Re: Stop the Slaughter of Our Children With These Weapons of War

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    He's been to war. I think I'll go with his logic and experience over yours.

    There is no reason to have weapons of war easily available on the civilian market.
    Which of these is the "assault rifle"...the "weapon of war"...and why?

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