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Old 04-26-2013, 09:48 AM   #89
TonyR
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So why is a pressure cooker bomb a "weapon of mass destruction", but an AR-15 isn't?

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...why is a version of an AR-15, as used by Adam Lanza, that killed 28 human beings, not treated the same way? Why was that act not treated as a suicide bombing would be? If something that kills three people is responsible for “mass destruction”, why not a military weapon that can kill 28 and end in suicide? The AR-15 can be adapted to have a hundred bullets in a Beta C-Mag magazine. ...
You could kill dozens of people with those large, bullet-packed balls – and a terrorist could murder and maim many more human beings than were killed and injured in Boston. But it isn’t legally or technically a weapon of “mass” destruction. In fact, having one is a constitutional right.

Is this a great country, or what?
http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/...s-destruction/
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