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Jackson calls for ban on assault rifles
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson called...for banning assault rifles...the former presidential candidate supported the right of Americans to use guns to hunt or defend their homes, but "assault weapons are in another zone," he said. "These guns threaten our security."...Jackson called them "military weapons" that the public should not have access to. "Police check them out and check them in."...
a National Rifle Association firearms instructor and competitive pistol shooter, said Jackson should "take a course in U.S. history, and maybe he can pay attention this time."
During the American Revolutionary War, "the musket was the so-called assault rifle of its day," he said.
These so-called assault weapons helped ensure our nation's freedom, he said. "Second Amendment rights are not hunters' rights or sportsmen's rights."...Asked why the public should have access to assault rifles, he said, "When trouble happens and seconds count, police are minutes away. I have an assault rifle for the same reason I have a fire extinguisher in the house. "During the 1992 Los Angeles riots, some Korean shop owners stood on the rooftops of their stores and kept looters at bay, he said. "That's why we have the right to bear arms. When society breaks down, maybe you need an AK-47."...Jackson shared statistics about violence on America's streets. So far, more than 6,500 U.S. soldiers have died in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, "but we're losing 30,000 Americans a year to gunfire," he said...
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