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The Virginia Beach handgun shares a deadly feature with assault rifles

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  1. buckfarack

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    The Virginia Beach handgun shares a deadly feature with assault rifles - The Boston Globe


    The recent shooting in Virginia Beach, Va., shows that the most severe gun-related problem facing our society is the proliferation of guns containing a semiautomatic mechanism. The gun used in this incident was a .45-caliber handgun, not an “assault rifle.” The connection between the handgun used and an assault rifle is the incorporation of a semiautomatic mechanism in both. This mechanism automatically ejects spent cartridges and loads new ones. Both styles of weapons accept high-capacity magazines and can handle large-caliber ammunition. While we focus on AR-15 style weapons, literally tens of millions of semiautomatic handguns are sold to the general public. These are the weapons that function exactly the same as the Virginia Beach gun.

    Our organization, the Falmouth Gun Safety Coalition, is working to achieve legislation that will ban the semiautomatic mechanism in any gun sold or owned in Massachusetts. These are weapons that were designed for military and law enforcement purposes only and not for the general public. Revolvers, lever-action, pump-action, and bolt-action guns cover the full spectrum of civilian needs, whether they are hunting, personal protection, or home protection. The semiautomatic mechanism for guns has no place in civilian hands.

    Richard Duby

    President, Falmouth Gun Safety Coalition

    East Falmouth
     

  2. barnabus

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    Eff off Dick Duby.
     
  3. one-eyed Jack

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    Beat me to it. Jack.
     
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  4. bauer

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    He can go smoke his last name and eat his first
     
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    WOW.
    Such ignorance.
    The uneducated masses will fall blindly right into the vacuum of this nonsense.
    " Designed for military and law enforcement purposes only". We all have seen the " responsible use by law enforcement " videos...
    This must be countered with a well written and FACT based response.
     
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  6. mac1911

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    Am I wrong but is the 2nd ment so citizens would and can be armed and not just Military and Police....
     
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    The guy probably couldn't even tell you the four rules or why we wear eye and ear protection. Yet runs a "safety" organization.
     
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  8. mac1911

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    Heres a few of thier supporters
    Date ArticleType
    4/27/2018 Member News
    Falmouth Gun Buyback Day 2018
    A coalition of local social organizations, businesses, and communities of faith has formed to support a voluntary gun buyback in Falmouth on June 9 from 9am until noon. With the help of the Falmouth Police, the Coalition will accept guns in exchange for food gift cards at the Falmouth Police Station located at 750 Main St. Guns will be destroyed. The reasons for buybacks are well known and they have been successful in many parts of our state. The goal of Falmouth Gun Buyback is to remove unwanted, possibly improperly stored guns from homes. We are inviting businesses, individuals and other organizations to become a part of the coalition. We are now also accepting checks for financial support. email: [email protected]
    Contact us if interested in supporting us!
    Supporting Organizations:
    Falmouth Police Department & TheWaquoit Congregational Church* with North Falmouth Congregational Church - Greater Boston Fire Safety Council - Falmouth Chamber of Commerce - Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence - Engage Falmouth - Market Street Bookstore - Cape Cod Women for Change - Women Will Vote Falmouth - SWIFT: Women in Financial Transition - Progressive Women of Massachusetts - Women United of Massachusetts - The Law Office of Megan English Braga - No Place for Hate, Falmouth - Coffee Obsession - West Falmouth Friends (Quakers) - Church of the Messiah - Unitarian Universalist Fellowship - Falmouth Education Foundation - Woods Hole Business Assoc. -Quick's Hole Tavern & Taqueria- The League of Women Voters of
    Falmouth - Hair Reflections - The Falmouth Jewish Congregation - Falmouth Hospital - The Falmouth Service Center - First Congregational Church of Falmouth - St. Barnabas Episcopal Church - Michael O'Keefe, Cape & Islands District Attorney - State Sen. Vinny deMacedo, State Rep. Dylan Fernandes, State Rep. David Vieira

    State Sen. Vinny deMacedo, continues to disapoint
     
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    There will always be some nut out there that wants to disarm us. The fight to preserve 2A will never end.
     
  10. buckfarack

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    "These are weapons that were designed for military and law enforcement purposes only and not for the general public. "

    So were the flintlock musket, the revolver, the lever action... all designed for military use.
     
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    Deadly feature? O. M. F. G. These idiots are unreal...
     
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    So the Falmouth PD supports this?
     
  13. one-eyed Jack

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    The deadliest feature on any gun is the long thing in the front with a hole in it where the bullet come out. Jack.
     
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    I can't copy text for some reason. Take a quick read at this horse shit he wrote about the buy back and not letting expensive or historical guns be turned in. He was a FFL at one time for his hobby, but screw you. He is personally going to oversee the destruction, as a blacksmith.

    "Expertise will be on hand"

    Expertise Will Be On Hand - Letter
     
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    Anybody who vacations down the cape this summer boycott any place that's listed on that supporting numbers list
     
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    These are the people that need to be placed in the rage room and let others have at them. :mad:

    Greg
     
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    So does he want to go back to riding horses or walking everywhere, too?
     
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    The next thing they'll be saying is that revolvers are loaded automatically as one pulls the trigger and that they must be banned because they are auto loading.
     
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    And then there were none...
     
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    I’d like to see them go for it. That’s what it is going to take to wake up the majority of the gun owners in this state.

    Bob
     
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    Lol at this Globe comment
     
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    The only connection between those guns and killings is the deranged person behind it who doesn’t know right from wrong.
     
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    You can keep that sandbar. The stupid gets very real over the bridges.

    At least he is what he was named.
     
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    Yes, revolvers are also fully semi-automatic.

    I always keep in mind that Australia included pump shotguns when they confiscated all of the dangerous semi-automatics. And more recently, they have discovered that lever actions shotguns exist, and are trying to close the "loophole."

    Eventually, the people who believe that the 2nd amendment only protects muskets will decide that muzzle loaders still have enough shots to be used in suicides, and therefore also need to be banned.
     
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    Let's see mr Duby come try and take my 1911. In fact.....I'd LOVE to see him come and try.
     
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    This wins the internet for today
     
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    ...and next will be the knives, a la London.
     
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    None of us "Gun Huggers" subscribe to that rag of a newspaper. It makes it hard to leave comments..
     
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    Let us all help move these confused "Americans" to a country where they feel more at home. There are many countries where guns are effectively banned so move please.
     
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