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Dem congresswoman blames U.S. gun laws for Norwegian massacre

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Stomper, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Rep. McCarthy: Lax American gun laws helped arm Norwegian shooter
    By Mike Lillis - 07/28/11 04:56 PM ET

    Lax U.S. gun laws helped a Norwegian man pull off the deadliest attack in that country since World War II, a House Democrat charged Thursday.

    Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) said Anders Behring Breivik — the suspect in last week's shooting rampage outside Oslo that left 68 dead — exploited weak American weapons laws to arm himself for the attack.


    "The easy availability of high-capacity ammo magazines in the U.S. has once again helped enable a large-scale massacre," McCarthy said in a statement.

    Breivik left behind a 1,518-page manifesto providing some glimpse into what motivated his alleged attacks. Portions of the manifesto detail Breivik's gun and ammunition purchases, including a passage describing his mail-order purchase of 30-round ammunition magazines from an unnamed U.S. supplier, McCarthy noted.

    “10 x 30 round magazines — .223 cal at 34 USD per mag," Breivik wrote. "Had to buy through a smaller U.S. supplier (who again ordered from other suppliers) as most suppliers have export limitations … Total cost: 550 USD.”

    In another passage, Breivik hammers Norway's gun laws, which bar purchase of assault weapons like the AR-15 — a semiautomatic rifle readily available in the U.S.

    “I have now sent an application for a Ruger Mini 14 semi-automatic rifle (5.56)," Breivik wrote. "It is the most 'army like' rifle allowed in Norway, although it is considered a ‘poor man’s’ AR-15.

    "I envy our European American brothers as the gun laws in Europe sucks [expletive] in comparison,” he added.

    "This is another tragic example of our lack of common-sense gun laws failing us with deadly consequences, allowing a cold-blooded killer to easily acquire the tools of mass murder even from another country," said McCarthy, whose husband was killed and son seriously injured in a 1993 shooting on a Long Island commuter train.

    "How many more innocent people need to die before we realize that some simple, common-sense gun safety laws in the United States could actually save lives?”

    McCarthy is the author of several gun reform bills this Congress, including a proposal to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines and another requiring all gun sellers — not only licensed dealers — to perform background checks on potential buyers.

    Republicans have slammed those proposals as an erosion of Second Amendment rights, leaving them little chance of moving this Congress.





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  2. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    The sale of firearms, sights of all kinds [telescopic/holographic etc],magazines and many other, more inoccuous firearms parts/accessories to individuals outside the USA [including AK] is expressly prohibited.

    Since it is a federal law that has been broken here, IF this SOB actually obtained his gun and magazines from a stateside source, it is the federal authorities who are obliged to follow up the allegations.

    I couldn't even by a taller foresight for my Ruger Old Army because of the laws prohibiting sales of components to furriners.

    tac, back in the yUK
     
  3. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    you knew somebody would try it...
     
  4. Paradox

    Paradox Seattle Member

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    McCarthy is an anti-gun whacko. She has entered anti-gun bills every session she has been in office. One of them would have even made the venerable Ruger 10/22 and "evil rifle" and banned it. She always tries to spin any shooting incident with an anti-gun twist.
     
  5. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    McCarthy ( D- N.Y. ) 'nuff said'
     
  6. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    wth?

    :bluelaugh:
     
  7. Doubletap

    Doubletap Newberg Well-Known Member

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  8. KTM530XCW

    KTM530XCW Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I cant spell , so I'm going to sue every maker of #2 penciles
     
  9. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Again proving that Bill Ruger was smarter than everybody else.
     
  10. Dieselfuel12v

    Dieselfuel12v Bellingham Member

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    I would love to hear her common-sense gun laws.
     
  11. Paradox

    Paradox Seattle Member

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    Trust me you wouldn't. Like I said, her common sense makes a 10/22 a banned assault rifle. Ugggh!
     
  12. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Common sense according to her is that we need to ban "the shoulder thing that goes up."
     
  13. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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