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Joey firing an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle

at the Markham Park shooting range for the first time.

 

Photograph: Ryan Stone

for The New York Times

 

Where Support for Assault Rifles Is All in ‘Good, Clean Fun’

NYT

DEC. 19, 2015

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/20/
us/where-support-for-assault-rifles-is-all-in-good-clean-fun.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An attendee at the SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show in Nevada.

 

Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

 

Guns Without Borders: California Has Strict Gun Laws. But Not Its Neighbor Nevada.

July 30, 2019

NYT

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/
us/california-gun-laws-gilroy.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clay Bennett

political cartoon

GoComics

June 21, 2016

http://www.gocomics.com/claybennett/2016/06/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Rogers

political cartoon

GoComics

June 14, 2016

http://www.gocomics.com/robrogers/2016/06/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

assault weapons / rifles        UK/ USA

 

https://www.gocomics.com/jeffstahler/2020/08/29

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/04/
opinion/assault-weapon-ban.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/07/31/
us/assault-weapons-ban.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/
us/california-gun-laws-gilroy.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/04/
health/parkland-shooting-victims-ar15.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/28/
us/ar-15-rifle-mass-shootings.html

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/28/
589436112/dicks-sporting-goods-ends-sale-of-assault-style-rifles-citing-florida-shooting

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/
opinion/brian-mast-assault-weapons-ban.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/video/
us/100000005757086/shooting-survivor-samuel-zeif-trump.html - February 2018

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/21/
587548408/florida-house-declines-debate-on-assault-rifles-calls-porn-a-health-risk

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/17/
us/prominent-republican-donor-issues-ultimatum-on-assault-weapons.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2018/feb/15/
ben-jennings-florida-school-shooting-cartoon

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/
100000005473223/las-vegas-shooting-guns.html - Oct. 3, 2017

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/01/nyregion/bronx-
hospital-shooting-victims.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/15/
opinion/virginia-baseball-shooting-gun-shot-wounds.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/
world/ak-47-mass-shootings.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jun/23/
stephen-king-and-george-rr-martin-talk-gun-control-game-of-thrones

 

http://www.gocomics.com/garyvarvel/2016/06/22

 

http://www.gocomics.com/claybennett/2016/06/21

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/20/us/
politics/new-gun-control-efforts-in-congress-face-dubious-prospects.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/06/17/
482474269/judge-weighs-newtown-families-lawsuit-against-ar-15-maker

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/06/17/
482483537/semi-automatic-weapons-without-a-background-check-can-be-just-a-click-away

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/06/15/
482153718/assault-rifle-bans-find-life-on-state-level

 

http://www.gocomics.com/jimmorin/2016/06/15

 

http://www.gocomics.com/garyvarvel/2016/06/15

 

http://www.gocomics.com/glennmccoy/2016/06/14

 

http://www.gocomics.com/robrogers/2016/06/14

 

http://www.gocomics.com/michaelramirez/2016/06/14

 

http://www.gocomics.com/mike-lester/2016/06/14

 

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/13/
hillary-clinton-commonsense-gun-safety-reform-orlando-attack

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/13/us/
orlando-gunman-used-assault-rifle-with-military-roots-police-say.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/21/
467547187/home-of-revolutionary-war-s-first-shots-want-to-ban-assault-weapons

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/20/us/
where-support-for-assault-rifles-is-all-in-good-clean-fun.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/
sunday-review/the-assault-weapon-myth.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/05/
opinion/raffling-off-assault-rifles.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/us/
even-defining-assault-weapons-is-complicated.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/us/
politics/biden-to-meet-with-gun-advocates-including-nra.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/03/
opinion/how-to-get-a-new-assault-weapons-ban-through-congress.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/29/
opinion/the-deadly-fantasy-of-assault-weapons.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/us/
lessons-in-politics-and-fine-print-in-assault-weapons-ban-of-90s.html

 

 

 

 

http://partners.nytimes.com/library/national/
121692mass-shoot.html - Dec. 16, 1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

assault weapons / rifles > bullets

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/15/
opinion/virginia-baseball-shooting-gun-shot-wounds.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AK-47 assault rifle

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/22/
587799539/at-cnn-town-hall-sen-marco-rubio-declines-to-say-he-wont-take-nra-money

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/
world/ak-47-mass-shootings.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/13/
kalashnikov-weapon-inventor-spiritual-pain-dead-millions

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/24/world/europe/
mikhail-kalashnikov-creator-of-soviet-era-ak-47-weapon-is-dead-at-age-94.html

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/23/
mikhail-kalashnikov-ak-47-designer-dies

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/07/us/07
shooting.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beretta ARX 160

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/14/
us/politics/mitt-romney-assures-gun-rights-group-of-his-fealty.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bump stocks

 

- a device which the shooter in Vegas

used to convert a semiautomatic weapon

into one that functioned

as an automatic weapon.

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/05/
555859571/nra-backed-gun-laws-have-found-success-
in-state-legislatures-across-the-u-s

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/26/
650454299/the-politics-of-bump-stocks-one-year-after-las-vegas-shooting

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/18/
603623834/bump-stock-manufacturer-is-shutting-down-production

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/20/
587380416/in-wake-of-florida-shooting-trump-calls-for-new-regulations-on-bump-stocks

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=mVh03hm_L88 - NYT- 20 February 2018

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=vEtYX9dmiIc - NYT - 16 February 2018

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/04/
562093739/massachusetts-becomes-first-state-to-ban-bump-stocks-after-las-vegas-massacre

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/13/
557440570/lawmakers-say-the-atf-should-regulate-bump-stocks-its-not-that-simple

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/05/
555859571/nra-backed-gun-laws-have-found-success-in-state-legislatures-across-the-u-s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AR-15: The Gun Behind So Many Mass Shootings        NYT        10 November 2017

 

 

 

 

AR-15: The Gun Behind So Many Mass Shootings        Video        NYT        10 November 2017

 

The AR-15 assault rifle

is commonly used in mass shootings in the United States.

 

Here's a closer look at likely reasons why.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=6TNSx2LOxpE

 

 

Related

 

AR-15: The Gun Behind So Many Mass Shootings

Nov. 9, 2017 | 1:56        NYT

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000005537835/ar-15-gun-mass-shootings.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA > gun manufacturer Remington Arms

assault rifle / modified military weapon > AR-15 rifle        UK / USA

 

https://www.gocomics.com/jeffstahler/2020/08/29

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/28/
588861820/a-brief-history-of-the-ar-15

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/video/
us/100000005768591/how-ar-15-sold.html - March 2018

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/01/
589808670/ar-15s-are-biblical-rod-of-iron-at-pennsylvania-church

 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/28/
us/ar-15-rifle-mass-shootings.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/28/
588861820/a-brief-history-of-the-ar-15

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/22/
587799539/at-cnn-town-hall-sen-marco-rubio-declines-to-say-he-wont-take-nra-money

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/15/
us/florida-shooting.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/15/
us/ar15-mass-shootings-guns.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2018/feb/15/
ben-jennings-florida-school-shooting-cartoon

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/video/
us/100000005537835/ar-15-gun-mass-shootings.html - Nov. 17, 2017

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=6TNSx2LOxpE - Nov. 10, 2017

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/us/
think-ar-15s-are-ok-this-restaurant-owner-doesnt-want-your-business.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/06/17/
482474269/judge-weighs-newtown-families-lawsuit-against-ar-15-maker

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/17/new-hampshire-
car-dealer-free-ar15-assault-rifle

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/14/nyregion/
ar-15-rifles-are-beloved-reviled-and-a-common-element-in-mass-shootings.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/13/us/
orlando-gunman-used-assault-rifle-with-military-roots-police-say.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/13/
481877159/the-rifle-used-in-orlando-is-lightweight-easy-to-use-and-oh-so-deadly

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/02/22/
467688334/ar-15-gun-maker-seeks-to-dismiss-lawsuit-filed-by-sandy-hook-parents

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/07/24/
425966334/flouting-the-law-some-new-yorkers-wont-register-guns

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/05/
opinion/raffling-off-assault-rifles.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/
business/the-ar-15-the-most-wanted-gun-in-america.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/12/17/nyregion/
connecticuts-rules-for-purchasing-this-gun.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/us/
lanza-used-a-popular-ar-15-style-rifle-in-newtown.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(be) armed with an AM-15 rifle

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/01/nyregion/bronx-
hospital-shooting-victims.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 At top left, a Sig Sauer MCX rifle,

the type Omar Mateen used to kill 49 people in Orlando, Fla.,

was displayed at the annual N.R.A. convention in May.

 

Photograph: John Sommers II/Reuters

 

Some Extremists Fire Guns and Other Extremists Promote Guns

Nicholas Kristof        NYT        JUNE 16, 2016

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/16/
opinion/some-extremists-fire-guns-and-other-extremists-promote-guns.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sig Sauer MCX rifle

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/16/
opinion/some-extremists-fire-guns-and-other-extremists-promote-guns.html

 

 

 

 

high-powered weapons

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/09/nyregion/
cuomo-to-propose-more-expansive-ban-on-assault-weapons.html

 

 

 

 

Bushmasters

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/29/
opinion/the-deadly-fantasy-of-assault-weapons.html

 

 

 

 

automatic

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/13/
opinion/gail-collins-guns-in-your-face.html

 

 

 

 

semiautomatic weapons / rifles

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/13/
481877159/the-rifle-used-in-orlando-is-lightweight-easy-to-use-and-oh-so-deadly

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/
opinion/guns-and-the-times-other-voices.html

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/08/26/
434960318/wal-mart-to-end-sales-of-some-semi-automatic-rifles-citing-low-demand

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/13/
opinion/gail-collins-guns-in-your-face.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/us/
owners-of-assault-weapons-dismiss-idea-of-federal-ban.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/nyregion/
gunman-kills-20-children-at-school-in-connecticut-28-dead-in-all.html

 

 

 

 

semiautomatic assault rifle > AR-15

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/
opinion/guns-and-the-times-other-voices.html

 

 

 

 

assault rifle

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/08/us/
08gunman.html

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-06-01-indianapolis-
slayings_x.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,000 Bullets

 

July 23, 2012

The New York Times

 

With the ease of downloading a song, anyone with a computer and a credit card can order thousands of bullets and shotgun shells on the Internet, along with tear-gas canisters and speed loaders. They can get the same high-capacity ammunition clips that infantry soldiers use. They can even get bulletproof vests and SWAT helmets. All without fear of a single background check.

No one is paying attention to whether buyers have criminal histories or mental-health records. No one is monitoring bulk sales of ammunition to see who might be building an arsenal. Even after a young man in Colorado buys 6,000 rounds by mail order and uses them to commit mass murder, it is the rare politician who proposes to make the tools of terror slightly harder to obtain.

When he was campaigning for office in 2008, Barack Obama vowed to reinstate the assault weapons ban that had expired in 2004. That would have prohibited the AR-15 rifle used in the Colorado theater shooting on Friday, along with the large 100-round magazine attached to it. But as president, Mr. Obama has made no attempt to do so. Mitt Romney banned assault weapons as governor of Massachusetts and undoubtedly saved many lives, but now he opposes all gun control measures. He never repeats what he said in 2004 when he signed the ban:

“Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts,” he said. “They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.”

Both men fear the power of gun ideologues, particularly in swing states like Pennsylvania, Nevada and North Carolina, where many voters have fallen under the spell of a gun lobby that considers any restriction an unthinkable assault on the Constitution. Senator Ron Johnson, the Tea Party favorite from Wisconsin, spoke for the Republican Party (and many Democrats) when he said that limiting high-capacity magazines would infringe on a basic right. “When you try and do it, you restrict our freedom,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Freedom to do what, precisely? To fire off 100 rounds without reloading? A few sport shooters may enjoy doing that on a firing range, but that’s hardly sufficient reason to empower someone else to do it in a movie theater. It has nothing to do with the basic right of home protection and self-defense found by the Supreme Court in 2008.

A Democratic senator, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, is one of the few officials courageous enough to propose a better idea: A ban on clips that hold more than 10 bullets, which are not needed to hunt, practice or protect oneself. He first proposed this last year, after a gunman in Tucson used a 33-round magazine to shoot 18 people, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords, killing six. The shooter was tackled when he had to reload.

The ban went nowhere and will undoubtedly be laughed off by gun advocates this year, too. In 1993, they killed a proposal by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York to impose a heavy tax on handgun ammunition, especially the bullets that expand and cause heavy tissue damage. A few years ago, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California signed a law requiring identification to buy handgun ammunition and forbidding mail-order sales. A group of gun sellers sued and won a trial-court ruling that the law was too vague. (The state attorney general, Kamala Harris, appealed the ruling in February.)

But the gun lobby’s legal and political victories can’t obscure the facts. The assault weapons ban didn’t clearly reduce crime, the best study of the measure found, but allowing high-capacity magazines would “result in more shots fired, more persons hit, and more wounds inflicted per victim than do attacks with other firearms.” Sensible restrictions on ammunition and clips won’t eliminate mass shootings; they may make them less likely and reduce their level of violence.

Many politicians of both parties know this. To overcome their fear of the gun lobby, they need only look at the faces of the victims in Aurora, Colo.

6,000 Bullets,
NYT,
23.7.2012,
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/
opinion/6000-bullets-in-colorado.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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