Monday, December 17, 2012

"Who needs an assault weapon to go hunting?" CNN's Don Lemon asks the obvious questions.

Courtesy of TPM:

"Who needs an assault rifle to go hunting?" Lemon said during a broadcast on the cable news network. "You can't even use the prey that you kill with an assault rifle if you indeed do it. No one needs an assault rifle to go out and shoot a deer. No one needs an assault rifle that's capable of shooting 10, 20, 30 rounds off at the same time to shoot a duck or to shoot quail. It does not make sense."

I really like Don Lemon. Both he, Anderson Cooper, and Soledad O'Brien almost make CNN watchable for me. Almost but not quite.

The questions and statements that Lemon make are dead on, and are ones that I would really like to see put to pro-gun members of Congress and NRA representatives.

Speaking of Seledad O'Brien, here is a link showing her grilling a moronic gun rights advocate on her program today.

11 comments:

  1. If a hunter needs more than 2 rounds to kill his prey... he needs to seriously consider becoming a vegetarian.

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    1. Anonymous2:09 PM

      Excellent.

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    2. Exactly. There needs to be some severe restrictions on ammo.

      For instance, none sold at gun shows or bought over the internet.

      If you want it, you'll have to show not only ID but proof you not only own the gun you're buying it for but that you are licensed to own that gun.

      And the amount of ammo should be restricted. You're spot on. A good hunter only uses one shot. So why not sell the ammo with the tag? Buying an elk tag? You get to buy a max of 5 cartridges. I think that's pretty generous.

      Going to the shooting range so you need more? Then you have to buy it at the range, prove that you used it all, and return any unused ammo for a refund.

      Without unlimited ammo you can hoard all the guns you want.

      I think Chris Rock had the right idea when he said we need to make the bullets $5,000.

      I think yearly registration fee for each gun much like we have for cars is a good idea too. Only this fee never goes down. It's not a tax, it's a registration fee, so it's exempt from a lot of political crap.

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    3. Anonymous7:20 PM

      Oh and insurance for your gun also,too! Mandatory like driving a car.

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  2. Anonymous1:59 PM

    John McCain Receives The Most Lavish NRA Donations
    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/12/17/john-mccain-receives-the-most-lavish-nra-donations/

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  3. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Rupert Murdoch Wants Stricter Gun Laws After Newtown, But Fox News Doesn’t Get the Memo
    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2012/12/murdoch-wants-new-gun-laws-fox-news-not-so-much.html

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  4. Anonymous2:42 PM

    Starting already.. they will quibble over the definition of assault weapon/assault rifle. Red herring, just because we didn't define it in the past, is no reason we can't define it now. Large capacity clip. Period, end, done.

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  5. Anonymous2:55 PM

    I do believe a new, fresh campaign approach, regarding the ban on assault weapons is in order.
    Call it what it is. Hit them where it hurts and at a level they will understand, courtesy from a contributor at TBOGG..
    http://thelightrifle.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Gun-Nutz-194.jpg

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  6. The same goes for handguns.

    Guns designed for nothing more than shooting people simply should not be licensed except to a select few professionals.

    The average person doesn't need them. You want to hunt? You buy the correct equipment. Other than that, you don't need it. Not unless you're hunting people instead of game. In which case, you still don't need it. Because we don't want guns in the hands of crazy people.

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  7. Anonymous3:50 PM

    Assault weapons are manufactured to kill a large amount of humans at one time. Mass murder. There is no other reason for them. So WHY does America allow civilians to have them?

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  8. Anita Winecooler9:00 PM

    What's the "sport" when you make swiss cheese out of prey? How will they maintain population of wildlife if everyone's using 30 bullets a second assault weapons? Dick Cheyney's lawyer better hide!!!

    The three you mentioned are all that's left on cnn worth watching.

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