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    Senate panel passes assault-style weapons ban

    A ban on semiautomatic firearms modeled after military assault weapons won approval on Thursday at a Senate committee meeting that featured angry and emotional exchanges between Democrats and Republicans.The measure now goes to the full Senate for consideration as part of a package of gun measures prompted by a Connecticut school massacre last December that killed 20 first graders.However, the proposed ban has little chance of becoming law due to fierce opposition by the National Rifle Association and a certain GOP filibuster.Even supporters acknowledged the difficulty ahead. Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island said he doubted whether the prohibition could get the 60 votes needed for passage.Instead, Whitehouse called for breaking off a provision that would limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, saying he believed it could win Senate approval as a separate measure.Sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, the Judiciary Committee passed the bill on a party-line vote with 10 Democrats supporting it and eight Republicans opposed.
    Senate panel passes ban on assault-style weapons - CNN.com

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    Those assholes are perfectly happy taking a shit on our civil rights. What's next? Blacks to the back of the bus? Media isn't allowed to use computers? Women no longer considered equal?

    When you start restricting any civil rights you start compromising all of them.
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
    delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
    promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
    holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

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    Idiots.
    Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me

    We are who we choose to be.

    R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012


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    Why not ban alcoholic beverages and motor vehicles as that combination kills more people every year than firearms.
    SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM

    "It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
    -Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"

    Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
    -General Omar Bradley, United States Army

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