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Columbine Parents Differ On AWB Expiration

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  1. NIGHTWATCH

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    Thank you GOD!!! Our message is reaching even those who have suffered the worst gun violence.

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    Columbine parents differ on gun ban

    Some say limits didn't make difference in 1999 school shootings

    By Jon Sarche, Associated Press
    September 10, 2004

    DENVER — Congress should allow the federal assault weapons ban to expire next week as scheduled, several parents tied to the Columbine High School massacre said Thursday.

    "I guess the assault (weapons) ban did nothing to protect my son," said Brian Rohrbaugh, father of slain student Daniel Rohrbaugh. "As it was worded, I'm not sure it had any value other than a political agenda."

    Republican leaders in the House and Senate say legislation to renew the 10-year-old ban will not be brought up for a vote before the ban expires Monday.

    Some Democrats and police leaders have urged President Bush to persuade Congress to renew the ban, and Bush has said he would sign such a bill if Congress passed it.

    At a news conference this week, chiefs of police from the District of Columbia, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Seattle said they believe violent gun crimes will increase if the ban expires. They were joined by Tom Mauser, whose son, Daniel, was one among the 13 victims gunned down by suicidal teens Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold at the suburban Denver high school.

    "These are the shoes my son wore on April 20, 1999. I'm wearing them to symbolize that no parent should have to wear these shoes," said Mauser, who has worked with a group calling itself Sane Alternatives to the Firearm Epidemic on weapons legislation.

    The National Rifle Association and other gun rights proponents have criticized the ban, saying it won't prevent crimes.

    Colorado voters overwhelmingly approved gun show background checks after the Columbine massacre, in which three of the four guns used were purchased at gun shows. An attempt to change the law failed at the Legislature this year after gun-control supporters said it might provide a loophole for people who meet at a gun show and go elsewhere to finalize a purchase.

    The ban, signed by President Clinton in 1994, outlawed 19 types of military-style assault weapons. It included a "sunset clause" to retire the ban unless Congress specifically reauthorizes it.

    "That ban was in place when Columbine happened, so it didn't prevent that," said Rich Petrone, whose wife, Sue, is Daniel Rohrbaugh's mother. "In the 10 years it was in effect, look at all the school shootings, all these other shootings, and it didn't stop them. I don't think it'll make a difference."

    His opinion was echoed by Judy Brown, whose son Brooks was threatened by Harris and Klebold.

    "You can make all the laws you want, but when someone wants to get a gun badly enough, they're going to get it," she said.

    http://www.dailycamera.com/bdc/state_news/article/0,1713,BDC_2419_3172125,00.html
     
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    My only problem with this is the implicit idea that no one should have any guns.
     
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    Mauser has become a professional anti-Second Amendment bigot since his son was murdered. He's a regular favorite of the national and Colorado leftist extremist so-called "news" media. Like Sarah Brady, he wants to punish the law-abiding for the acts of vicious criminals.
     
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    Yet another law that would have had no effect on Columbine.
     
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    I always wonder why they always focus on the "gun law" aspect when speaking about Columbine. Isn't it already illeagal to murder your classmates? Seems to me that the shooters didn't really have the mental capacity to respect any law.

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    What did they use for weapons anyway? I was under the assumption that they were NOT EBR's.
     
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    ShaiVong-

    They used a hi-point 9mm carbine, one of the variants of a TEC-9, a double barreled shotgun, and a pump shotgun.
     
  8. Hkmp5sd

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    They used....

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