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We don't need assault weapons

Yet another mass killing with an assault-type weapon. And the Republicans will say, "Oh, the criminals will get them, anyway." And would that include the deranged and terrorists?

The Republican Congress majority refused to renew the assault weapons ban in 2004. Stewart Mills recently came down on the side of the Republicans in Congress and the side of the National Rifle Association. They refuse a commonsense plan and to broaden background checks.

Of course, they must feel folks need assault-type weapons to protect home, hearth and family. When is the last time we heard of anyone protecting family with an assault-type weapon?

Jim Waldo