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February 26, 2013

'Assault' ban is little more than wordplay

Few Americans would object to military weapons ban — fully automatic weapons, machine guns, rocket launchers, grenades and such. But what the evil-doers in the state Senate and in Washington are doing is using “assault” to evoke an emotional and irrational response on a gullible public. Similar to “Sustainable Otsego” — as though farmers and residents weren’t caretakers of the land until the appearance of the messiahs Kuzminski and Kosmer. 

The same stripped-down gun, semi-automatic, may be legal until one adds maybe camouflage, or a pistol grip, or a flash hider, a tube around the barrel and other options. It now becomes illegal just by changing the looks of the gun.

Enforce the present law! History clearly shows what happens when the government disarms its citizenry. It’s still the same gun. One can wonder what the real agenda is.

Jeanne Bridger


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