Tuesday, January 26, 2010
State Sen.: Semi-Autos no more lethal than other guns
State Sen. Pam Roach on Tuesday challenged Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo over the relative lethality of assault weapons versus other firearms.
Pillo was testifying in support of Senate Bill 6396, which would ban the sale of assault weapons, specifically semiautomatic pistols, pump-action rifles or shotguns that met certain definitions. Pillo noted that Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton was killed and his partner wounded by a man with a semiautomatic weapon last year.
Pillo said national law enforcement groups supported banning assault weapons as a way to reduce gun violence.(That is an outright lie - S9)
Roach questioned why assault weapons are any more dangerous than other guns, like revolvers.
"What is more or less lethal than those firearms that are defined in this bill as being an assault weapons?" Roach asked the police chief.
Pillo responded: "Because of the multiple rounds that can be fired."
Roach then asked: "How many rounds does it take to be fired (to be lethal)? ...the answer is one."...
Testifying against the proposed law was Brian Judy, the state liaison for the National Rifle Association.
"In this day and age of 24 hour news, I want to give you a bit of breaking news. Seventy million gun owners didn't break the law today," said Judy, adding the bill would unfairly infringe on people's state and federal rights. "This bill is unconstitutional, it's arbitrary and it will not reduce crime."
Judy, too, questioned the logic of targeting assault weapons over other firearms. He noted that the four Lakewood Police officers gunned down in a coffee shop in November were killed by a man using conventional firearms.
"Maurice Clemmons, who killed four police officers in Lakewood ... he killed four police officers with eight rounds, think about that"...
Full Story @:http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/archives/192321.asp
Another view of this will be found at:
Notice that the language used here let the forces of tyranny control the argument in their favor ("assault/semiautomatic weapons", "conventional firearms",etc) and they are not being called out on these "definitional slanders"...
More moronics and outright lies by the bed-wetting anti-gun mind-controllers in Seattle Politics and traitorous "law-enforcement" circles...(S9)