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Old March 31, 2013, 04:04 PM   #20
Tom Servo
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Maybe we should start associating assault weapons with other items keeping America safe from terrorism, like drones, and the Patriot Act.
I think that would be an utter disaster. Drones and the Patriot Act are symbolic of infringements on our rights for people on both sides of the aisle. Lumping guns in with them invites the idea that guns are the tools of government tyranny and oppression.

While guns have been the tools of oppressors since their invention, they have also been the tools of liberation. The same can't be said for warrantless wiretaps and surveillance drones.

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Assault weapons - Helping Americans reduce terrorism one terrorist at a time.
It may generate a chortle in some quarters, but that phrase can also be used to make us look like a bunch of saber-rattling slackjaws as well.
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