GUN Mayor calling for ban of AR15's

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    New Bedford mayor wants ban of rifle in club killings
    By Dave Wedge
    Boston Herald Chief Enterprise Reporter

    Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - Updated: 02:54 AM EST

    A week after a rampaging gunman killed two and wounded three in a New Bedford strip club, the city’s mayor is pushing for a ban on the military-style rifle the killer used to mow down his victims.



    New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang said he is meeting with lawmakers to draft a law that would block civilians from legally buying or possessing the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. The weapon, a civilian version of the military’s M16 rifle, was used by Scott Medeiros to fatally blast Foxy Lady doorman Bobby Carreiro and manager Tory Marandos and shoot a patron and two police officers before he killed himself.



    Police say Medeiros legally obtained the weapon and ammunition. In the wake of the massacre, officers complained that their service pistols and shotguns left them at a disadvantage against Medeiros as he blew out cruiser windows and tires with bullets sprayed from the AR-15.

    “There’s no rhyme or reason to have civilians with this type of firepower,” Lang said. “It’s not something that you could ever possibly justify. It’s insanity and it doesn’t fit in society in any way.”

    Efforts to reach gun control opponents for comment last night were unsuccessful.

    The weapon is the same type of gun used by the Washington, D.C.-area snipers to murder 10 during a 2002 interstate killing spree. The AR-15 is already banned in California, although minor modifications can make them legal in that state.

    “What we saw last week, is that law enforcement are completely outgunned when you face a situation where someone has that type of weapon,” Lang said. “I think it’s time to take a real serious look at this.”
     
  2. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    buy the cops their own AR-15s... problem solved
     
  3. T0nyGTSt

    T0nyGTSt New Member

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    yes but no doubt ak47s, mini14s and FALs are ok

    amirite?
     
  4. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Thats about how it sounds :dunno:

    I'd rather have an AK anyway.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    you know every time a crime happens with a gun it seems they go after that type of gun, but with the 22 being the most prevalent and as I have been told again and again being responsible for a great many if not most gun deaths, yet we never hear ban the 22 its always the evil black guns.
     
  6. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Only with these jackasses that know nothing about firearms would you ever hear of an explosion that "sprays" a projectile.
     
  7. They should just ban murder. :hsugh:
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Hell, that fact alone makes it worth owning!
     
  10. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    new logic! if a gun is used in a crime, ban that specific gun only
     
  11. Diesel66

    Diesel66 My standards for women is like rent-a-centers stan OT Supporter

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    and say this bs about a weapon that shoots a smaller, weaker round then most hunting rifles. “There’s no rhyme or reason to have civilians with this type of firepower,” Lang said. “It’s not something that you could ever possibly justify. It’s insanity and it doesn’t fit in society in any way.”
     
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    puppeteer107 Be mine, sister salvation

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    That's too tough. It's easier to ban guns instead of hiring more and better police to protect the sheep.
     
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    Small Block LSX BMW | N54 | LSX | Gun | PS3 | Parent | Night CREW

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    Wow, that's just crazy. Fucking rediculous if you ask me...
     
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    Small Block LSX BMW | N54 | LSX | Gun | PS3 | Parent | Night CREW

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    Oooh, and I thought the DC snipers used some single shot bolt action rifle....
     
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    Phantomlord New Member

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    Can anyone else taste the bias?
    I still want to know how you can "mow down" or "spray" with a semiautomatic rifle. Also, "blast"? I thought that was a term used for when someone was shot by a shotgun...
     
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    The reason is so that the civilians can protect themselves against tyrants like this Lang asshole who try to disarm them.
     
  17. TL1000RSquid

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    No they used a Bushy.
     
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  19. What are you talking about? Everyone knows there's no bias in the media.:hsugh:

    I'm surprised that the article's title wasn't something along the lines of "Armor-piercing-military-assault-sniper rifle guns down innocents"
     
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    haha that's a good point. :rofl:
     
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    Cool. All we'll be left with are 50 BMG's!
     
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    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    Wow the ignorance...
     
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    A whole lotta good thatll do :ugh:
     
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