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Assault rifles are military-grade weapons. They are not used for hunting. There is no logical reason to have them or 1,000 rounds of ammunition in the home.

And if you're one of those who feels the need to maintain such weapons because you fear the government, bear in mind that the American government has possession of DRONES. America’s domestic violence problem is closely tied to its gun problem. Wisconsin state lawmaker says armed citizens can defend against 'scumbags' After a shooting last Saturday at a Wisconsin mall, a state representative has said citizens holding concealed carry gun permits could “clean our society of these scumbags” by taking “careful aim”.

Wisconsin state lawmaker says armed citizens can defend against 'scumbags'

“Wisconsin does not have a death penalty law, but with significant practice and careful aim, law-abiding citizens can help clean our society of these scumbags,” Republican state representative Bob Gannon wrote in a Monday news release. The release was first posted on the Wheeler Report, a clearinghouse for Wisconsin political news. Gannon’s office published the statement in response to a shooting that occurred over the weekend at East Town Mall when two groups of male teenagers started arguing. One of the teenagers shot a gun during the dispute, but no one was killed. Gannon, who has a concealed carry permit, said he has never been to the mall because he will not shop anywhere that bans guns. His Democratic colleagues quickly struck down his remarks. Mass Shootings Are Domestic Terrorism. Last night, one woman made a difference.

Mass Shootings Are Domestic Terrorism

The twitter user @SecretGamerGrrl wrote a powerful Twitter essay about why the recent Planned Parenthood and Black Lives Matter attacks are domestic terrorism, and why the attackers should be called terrorists. This is not what you are expecting. Secret Gamer Girl argues that these “gunmen” (as they have been called by mainstream media) should be called “terrorists” because they are systematically recruited and trained, have been taught to fear anyone who is not like them, have been indoctrinated that their rights are under attack by society in general, and have become isolated socially, so that they are more and more dependant on their like-minded cronies. Sound familiar? It sounds like the narrative we have been fed when it comes to Islamic extremists, but it hasn’t been applied to domestic terrorism.

In her words: She connects the Dylann Roof shootings with this formula, as well as the earlier Elliot Rodger sorority shooting. NRA FURIOUS As Judge Rejects Case Against Seattle’s ‘Gun Violence Tax’ « In another win against the NRA’s attempt to turn America into a 24/7 shooting gallery, a Washington state judge ruled that Seattle’s tax on guns and ammo is perfectly legal: The Seattle City Council unanimously approved a “gun violence tax” on sellers of firearms and ammunition in August, directing proceeds toward violence prevention programs and research beginning in January 2016.A companion measure requires gun owners to report cases of lost and stolen firearms to police.On Tuesday, King County Superior Court Judge Palmer Robinson denied a request by gun rights groups for an injunction, saying the tax did not violate state law and was a “lawful exercise of Seattle’s taxing authority.”

NRA FURIOUS As Judge Rejects Case Against Seattle’s ‘Gun Violence Tax’ «

The NRA hates this law for a few reasons: 1. It makes guns slightly more expensive and the gun industry will lose a few sales. The horror! 2. Gun Control Referendums Received Close Votes on Election Day. On Election Day, Washington, California and Nevada all voted to strengthen gun control measures in the wake of Congress’ unwillingness to improve gun safety.

Gun Control Referendums Received Close Votes on Election Day

Voters in California, which already has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, voted to outlaw large-capacity ammunition magazines, require background checks for those purchasing ammunition, and allow the state to immediately confiscate the firearms of anyone convicted of a felony or violent misdemeanor. This past summer in the case of Voisine v. United States, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of preventing gun ownership for those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence. Heller? Toddlers? Death? What the debate’s gun discussion was all about. Gun industry works to rebrand silencers as hearing-protection accessories. The US gun industry is trying to shake off the Hollywood hitman image of the gun silencer and rebrand it as a hearing-protection device in a campaign to roll back regulations that date to the 1930s.

Gun industry works to rebrand silencers as hearing-protection accessories

Industry lobbying has led to more than a dozen states legalizing silencers for hunting since 2011. Now gun advocates are pressing Congress to repeal a Depression-era law that requires a months-long screening process for silencer buyers – far more scrutiny than gun buyers face. Sales of silencers – or “suppressors”, as the industry prefers to call them – are booming. The number of silencers registered with the US government more than doubled to 792,282 in February 2015 from 360,534 in March 2012, according to the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Despite their name, silencers can only quiet a gunshot to the level of a jackhammer – not much use for James Bond-style hit jobs. Despite these hurdles, silencers have grown in popularity. How does the gun industry live with itself? The psychology behind inhumanity. The gun industry attributes the blame for the escalating lethality of its firearms to public demand.

How does the gun industry live with itself? The psychology behind inhumanity

Recall Olberg’s explanation of why Smith & Wesson was selling small lethal pistols that are easy to conceal: “I sell the guns that the market is demanding” (Albright, Alexander, Arvidson, & Eason, 1981). As we have seen, innovative lethality was driven by sagging gun sales and the battle among gun makers for the small-gun market, not by consumer demand.

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