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Routine police stops turns into a shoot out with AK-47

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    Independent
    Denton, TX
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    This is still really new, so there are many more details to come. Summary, a car runs a stop sign, and a squad car pulls it over. After about a minute, the driver gets out of his car and starts firing what appears to be an AK-47 at the officers and screaming "kill me." Both officers are hit before the subject is taken down.

    From what I have researched on the case so far: This man has no prior criminal record and no record of mental disorder (At least I have not found any). And this has been ruled suicide by cop for obvious reasons. No other ammo was found in his house so I wouldn't classify this guy as a gun nut by any means.

    So, for the sake of discussion and assuming this is true, this guy would have easily passed a good background check. He may have even legally owned that gun as it is not banned in Ohio. Are there any reasonable actions we can take to prevent things like this from happening? Is it time to ban assault rifles like this one?

    Yes, I understand that this is a RARE occurrence. Events like these are outliers in statistics and should not be used by themselves to scare people into acting. But I feel they should not be ignored when considering all the statistics. Sandy Hook, Aurora, New Orleans etc.
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    Ask someone "why do you want this AK-47(or AR-15)?" if they answer hunting or defense they are banned from owning for those are offensive weapons.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    it is illegal to own an assault rifle unless your a dealer or collector, both need licenses, however the lookalikes are what is most assumed to be an assault weapon,it is a semi-automatic rifle, most states do not require a registration or back ground check for long guns, here in Pa. we do not require those either,as a matter of fact ,Pa. is an open carry state without a permit, only if you choose to conceal your weapon on your person is there a requirement for a permit,prevention?, I don't see how that can be enforced without an outright ban on all look-a-likes weapons, and that is not about to happen,. On the one hand these types of occurances are rare but with the recent release of the Pew Foundation Report on violence and especially gun violence which shows the decline of gun violence since 1993 only reinforces the NRA contention that the Anti-gun lobby'spractice of hyping the gun issue just for political gain seems to hold some truth to it.
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    johnnycee Wrote: it is illegal to own an assault rifle unless your a dealer or collector, both need licenses, however the lookalikes are what is most assumed to be an assault weapon,it is a semi-automatic rifle, most states do not require a registration or back ground check for long guns, here in Pa. we do not require those either,as a matter of fact ,Pa. is an open carry state without a permit, only if you choose to conceal your weapon on your person is there a requirement for a permit,prevention?, I don't see how that can be enforced without an outright ban on all look-a-likes weapons, and that is not about to happen,. On the one hand these types of occurances are rare but with the recent release of the Pew Foundation Report on violence and especially gun violence which shows the decline of gun violence since 1993 only reinforces the NRA contention that the Anti-gun lobby'spractice of hyping the gun issue just for political gain seems to hold some truth to it.
    So says a member of the NRA. Others don't see why anyone, other than the paranoid, need offensive weapons.
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    Philadelphia, PA
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    I am a member of the NRA as you are constantly pointing out but I was referring to a Pew Study that was just recently released and was reported in all of the main stream media, as the conversation was about how would this report impact the anti-gun groups agenda, it had nothing to do with the NRA or its membership.