Obama explains his support of the assault weapons ban
As a long-time resident and elected official of Chicago, Barack Obama has seen the impact of fully automatic
weapons in the hands of criminals. Thus, Senator Obama supports making permanent the expired federal
Assault Weapon Ban. These weapons, such as AK-47s, belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.
These are also not weapons that are used by hunters and sportsmen. . . .
1) The Assault Weapons Ban did not involve fully automatic weapons. Machine gun regulations are completely separate.
2) The inside firing mechanisms for the banned guns are indeed the same as the semi-automatic guns used by hunters and sportsmen.
3) The number of murders in the entire US from machine guns are very, very few. The notion that this explains murder rates in Chicago is just plain wrong. Unfortunately, I believe that Obama knows that this is wrong.
Thanks to Say Uncle for pointing to this.