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eflatminor
02-02-2009, 9:55 AM
Senator Carl Levin from Michigan lied last week on the Senate floor! Please contact his office to let him know you know he lied. It's a good chance to call your own legislators too and tell them Levin is lying.

Anti-gun Sen. Carl Levin, (D-Mich.), said Thursday on the floor of the Senate that "assault weapons" are "capable of firing up to 600 rounds per minute" and that they are "once again pervading our streets and neighborhoods."

He knows damn well the difference between a machine gun (effectively banned since 1934) and semiautos, currently under debate. He is purposely misleading the people. That's a lie and that should not go unchallanged.

cortayack
02-02-2009, 10:00 AM
F*ck'n politians. How do these people get elected to office, just blows my mind!

cortayack
02-02-2009, 10:16 AM
His office has been contracted..............

thanks eflatminor for the information!

dustoff31
02-02-2009, 12:24 PM
Senator Carl Levin from Michigan lied last week on the Senate floor! Please contact his office to let him know you know he lied. It's a good chance to call your own legislators too and tell them Levin is lying.

Anti-gun Sen. Carl Levin, (D-Mich.), said Thursday on the floor of the Senate that "assault weapons" are "capable of firing up to 600 rounds per minute" and that they are "once again pervading our streets and neighborhoods."

He knows damn well the difference between a machine gun (effectively banned since 1934) and semiautos, currently under debate. He is purposely misleading the people. That's a lie and that should not go unchallanged.


Levin is an democrat. What do you expect?

Having said that, his statement was in fact correct. "Assault (Rifles)Weapons" are by definition select fire and are quite capable of firing up to 600rounds per minute.

The correction that should be made is that AR-15s, WASRs, etc, are NOT assault weapons despite the fact that they have been assigned that status by antigunners.

Perhaps we should consider how much we gun people feed into this sort of nonsense. How often do we see people on this forum say "I'm building or buying an AK-47". No your not. An AK-47 is is an assault rifle. You are building or buying a WASR or whatever you want to call it, but it's NOT an AK-47.

Machine guns have not been banned since 1934. There are tens, if not hundreds of thousands of automatic weapons available for transfer to individuals who live in free America. True the price is prohibitive for most people, that however is another argument.

Librarian
02-02-2009, 1:55 PM
Levin is an democrat. What do you expect?

Having said that, his statement was in fact correct. "Assault (Rifles)Weapons" are by definition select fire and are quite capable of firing up to 600rounds per minute.

The correction that should be made is that AR-15s, WASRs, etc, are NOT assault weapons despite the fact that they have been assigned that status by antigunners.

Perhaps we should consider how much we gun people feed into this sort of nonsense. How often do we see people on this forum say "I'm building or buying an AK-47". No your not. An AK-47 is is an assault rifle. You are building or buying a WASR or whatever you want to call it, but it's NOT an AK-47.

Machine guns have not been banned since 1934. There are tens, if not hundreds of thousands of automatic weapons available for transfer to individuals who live in free America. True the price is prohibitive for most people, that however is another argument.

Assault rifles are, at least arguably, defined by performance and capability, as you discuss.

"Assault weapon" is a term of art, and it means exactly what it gets defined to mean. But the prior Federal version meant semi-automatic, and the current discussions are about semi-automatic, so Levin's claim that "assault weapon" means one with the same capability as an assault rifle is just a resurfacing of the old intentional confusion of meanings.

Intentional misinformation is a lie.

Aegis
02-02-2009, 7:38 PM
Senator Carl Levin from Michigan lied last week on the Senate floor! Please contact his office to let him know you know he lied. It's a good chance to call your own legislators too and tell them Levin is lying.

Anti-gun Sen. Carl Levin, (D-Mich.), said Thursday on the floor of the Senate that "assault weapons" are "capable of firing up to 600 rounds per minute" and that they are "once again pervading our streets and neighborhoods."

He knows damn well the difference between a machine gun (effectively banned since 1934) and semiautos, currently under debate. He is purposely misleading the people. That's a lie and that should not go unchallanged.

I would rather have "assault weapons" on the streets than Ted Kennedy and his son behind the wheel. :)

This worthless Levin should focus on fixing the current economic problems rather than going after law abiding people. This guy is part of the problem.

rayra
02-02-2009, 8:34 PM
Besides the egregious Brady-spew about 'firing from the hip', the even more offensive bit of this is that Carl Levin is the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been off and on for ~30 YEARS. Yet the man plainly doesn't know the least ****ing thing about the proper use of the rifles he's talking about. That's willful ignorance, malfeasance in office, and might as well be a betrayal of his Oath to uphold the Constitution, since he's plainly advocating an infringement of the 2nd Amendment.