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Old 11-23-2008
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Exclamation ASSISTANCE REQUIRED: assault weapons.

I have been dispatched to write an extensive "Special" for my magazine about the so-called "assault weapons", or "para-military-style rifles", a.k.a. all those firearms with a military lookalike or of military derivation. The legality of civilian ownership of those firearms in my Country is -NOT- in clear and present danger, although some criticize them, but prevention is better than cure. More specifically, our goal is to clearly demonstrate that those military-style firearms are NOT the same thing that soldiers take to the battlefields and that terrorists use to slaughter innocents, that the civilian ownership of those firearms has its reasons to exist, and that the common fear and "hate" for them is a consequence of other phenomenons, including low public and social safety due to wrong political decisions, a vision of the State as the sole legitimate user of force and thus the denial of the right of self-defence for the people, and an "easy way" to catch on public opinion without going for real, people-afflicting problems whose resolution would be expensive in terms of time and money and would touch the interests of powerful lobbies.

By the way, I would need some help especially from you Americans. The wave of fear and hate against military-style firearms start from there. I would be grateful if you could give me a brief yet clear cronology of when a movement for the ban of such firearms started, which were the first anti-gun laws passed to afflict those firearms, etcetera. Others from other Countries (I'm thinking about Ed and Roger) could also relate about the situation in their homelands. I already know the situation about countries to be taken as a negative example (UK, Australia, NZ, Canada, etc.). The special will take a huge space, so much of the infos you'll give will find place. I have a week of time or so, thus the faster you can, the better.

Thank you in advance.
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On a side note, happy Thanksgiving, y'folks!
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