Tuesday, September 18, 2007

My Opinion to your Opinon: Tell The Truth.

The Miami Herald published this so-called journalistic piece on their opinion column today.

Posted on Tue, Sep. 18, 2007
Since Congress lifted a 10-year-old ban on assault weapons in 2004, the military-style rifles have become increasingly popular as a weapon of choice for criminals and people bent on violence. Seung-Hui Cho used a high-capacity assault weapon to kill 32 people at Virginia Tech last April. Shawn LaBeet used an AK-47 last week to outgun four Miami-Dade police officers, killing one and injuring three. These high-profile killings should be reason enough for Congress, now led by a slim Democrat majority, to try again to reinstate the ban -- or at least make it tougher to buy assault weapons.

Law-enforcement agencies around the country report that assault weapons are now being routinely used by gangs and in street crimes. The rapid-fire, high-powered rifles give criminals a decided advantage in any exchange of gunfire. In self defense, police departments in South Florida and throughout the country are adding assault weapons to their arsenals.

Since the ban was lifted, Congress has been reluctant to try again to outlaw assault weapons, in part, because of the strength in opposition of the National Rifle Association, and because of Americans' growing ambivalence about gun control. A Gallup Poll showed that the percentage of people who favor stricter gun-sale laws dropped from a high of 78 percent in 1990 to a low of 51 percent in 2002. The new Democrat majority in Congress, which includes some members from conservative pro-gun districts, may find it hard going to muster enough support for a renewal of the assault-weapon ban.

Nevertheless, murderous rampages like those committed by Shawn LaBeet and Seung-Hui Cho make it clear that doing nothing is not a viable option. Congress mustn't let criminals get the upper hand. Lawmakers should renew the fight to keep assault weapons out of the hands of determined killers.

This unmitigated piece of journalistic bullshit from the Miami Herald tells us that there is no limit to the depths they are willing to sink in order to promote their Liberal Views. Since when Seung-Hui Cho used a high-capacity assault weapon at V-Tech? And Congress did not "lift" the useless Assault Weapon Ban, it expired. The author also mentions "rapid Fire" which is also another load of journalitic crap by trying to pass a semi-automatic rifle as a fully automatic or machine gun, weapons that have been stricktly regulated since 1934.

What kind of people work at the eidtorial office of supposedly respected newspaper to write and print blatant lies like those? Have they lost all honor? Do they have any shame at all?

A friend who is as incensed as me asked to make one of my creations to conmemmorate this sad affair. Enjoy and please share with your friends.

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