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Police chiefs, doctors push ban on assault weapons (E-mail her)

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  1. Gixerman1000

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    Police chiefs, doctors push ban on assault weapons (E-mail her)
    http://www.madison.com/tct/news/ind...id=8882&ntpid=4


    Police chiefs, doctors push ban on assault weapons
    Without federal action, it'll expire Sept. 13

    By Anita Weier = E-mail: aweier@madison.com

    August 24, 2004


    Fifty-five Wisconsin police chiefs joined the groups Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort today to call for reauthorizing and strengthening the federal assault weapons ban.


    Jeri Bonavia, executive director of WAVE, accused President Bush and congressional leaders of "passing the buck" instead of renewing the legislation, which was passed in 1994 and will expire Sept. 13 unless it is reauthorized.

    The police and doctors represented at a news conference at the Inn on the Park this morning asked Bush and U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Menomonee Falls, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, to work to extend the ban.

    "A high number of police officers are killed and wounded by these weapons," said Onalaska Police Chief Randy Williams, president of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association. Last October, a Green Lake County sheriff's deputy was gunned down with an AK-47 when he responded to a domestic dispute, Williams said.

    One-fifth of law enforcement officers slain in the line of duty from 1998 through 2001 were killed by assault weapons, according to a report by the Violence Policy Center in Washington, D.C.

    "The key point is that this policy of extending the ban is key to ensuring the health and well-being of patients affected by gun violence," said Amy Shulz, a registered nurse who is president of the Madison chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. "These weapons cause huge internal damage by attacking many organs at once."

    The ban prohibits the manufacture, sale or possession of semi-automatic rifles, shotguns or pistols designed to maim and kill with a spray of bullets. But Physicians for Social Responsibility says the law has several loopholes and should be amended by:

    • Changing the definition of assault weapon to include pistols, rifles and shotguns with a detachable magazine and thumbhole stocks or pistol grips.


    • Regulating assault weapon frames and receivers to reduce the availability of gun parts that are easily assembled into deadlier weapons.


    • Outlawing the importation, sale and use of high-capacity ammunition magazines, especially those that hold more than 10 rounds.

    A poll by Lake Snell Perry & Associates of likely voters in 10 states this year found that most of those polled want the ban expanded. In Wisconsin, 73 percent favored renewing the ban, with 52 percent strongly favoring renewal. One in five opposed renewal and 7 percent refused to answer.

    In addition, 69 percent of likely Wisconsin voters supported strengthening the ban to prevent the gun industry from manufacturing commercial models of military-style assault weapons. Among gun owners surveyed, 66 percent supported renewing the ban and 60 percent supported strengthening it.

    Wisconsin police chiefs supporting the reauthorization of the weapons ban include top cops from DeForest, Evansville, Fort Atkinson, Milton, Oregon, Portage, Watertown, West Bend and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    E-mail: aweier@madison.com
     
  2. R.H. Lee

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    "Physicians for Social Responsibility"?????

    Gimme a break :rolleyes: These clowns need to clean up their own act before they begin dictating "responsibility" to others. Too many of their trusting patients are dying from misdiagnosis, negligence and malpractice.
     
  3. Bruce H

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    The above should go for chiefs of police also.
     
  4. manwithoutahome

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    I can't even find a doc that will put me back on the meds that I know that work and I'm supposed to just trust them now?

    And the chief of police here in Eugene is the same way. The MMM came here and the chief was right up front calling for more gun control. Thank God that he isn't in charge of issueing CHL's then no one would have one. LOSER!!!!!

    They need to ensure that they stop killing the 100,000+ people a year (give or take a few) before they start getting on a high horse about guns.

    Wayne
     
  5. Harry Tuttle

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    only if you classify the officers duty pistol as an assault weapon
     
  6. Harry Tuttle

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    and there you go, i hope all the non AW owning pistol shooters take note
     
  7. TrapperReady

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    Please note that this group is hardly representative of all docs.

    Check out the dashboard closely... :D

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    55 more reasons I'm generally skeptical of cops being allowed anywhere the nation's civil rights.
     
  9. R.H. Lee

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    heh. Bet none of 'em drive a pick up with or without shotgun shells on the dash.:D
     
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    Ah, the deadly thumbhole stock...
     
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    "The key point is that this policy of extending the ban is key to ensuring the health and well-being of patients affected by gun violence," said Amy Shulz, a registered nurse who is president of the Madison chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. "These weapons cause huge internal damage by attacking many organs at once."


    Sometimes it's hard to believe how ignorant, some intelligent (or at least educated) people can be.
     
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    Are police chiefs real police officers or have most of them turned to politics to gain their positions.I do not consider them law officers anymore.
    Bob
     
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    Are police chiefs real police officers or have most of them turned to politics to gain their positions.I do not consider them law officers anymore.
    Bob
     
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    No kidding?

    By their definition, the weapons in use by police officers would be the kind that "cause huge internal damage by attacking many organs at once" too.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    doctors = a bunch of over-educated idiots
     
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    Gunowners=a bunch of paranoid rednecks that blank their sisters and use their guns to make up for their lack of manhood.

    How do you like that for a generalization?

    If you want to argue the issue, name calling and insulting comments are not going to win you any points.

    JM
     
  17. TrapperReady

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    jetman = ignore-list-fodder
     
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    Quite the misnomer.
     
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    jetman wrote:

    Yeah. One of my biggest fears in life is if I ever have to undergo a life saving operation that the doctor who performs it will be over-educated.
     
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    This, and other similar examples, prove that cops do much more than merely enforce laws, esp. with regard to gun-grabbing, eh? Apologists: Next time you're tempted to repost this bit of fallacy, in an attempt to absolve cops of blame for the next gun confiscation law; please bookmark and review this article. Thanks.
     
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    I don't think that is fair. The Physicians for Social Responsibility does not represent all doctors. I wonder how many members they have. I have never been to a doctor's office that showed or distributed any of their literature.
     
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    PSR is a fringe group. It has nothing to do with medicine or professional medical societies.
     
  24. 50 Freak

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    Gee....does that mean maybe the FREAKING BAN DOESN'T WORK!!!!!!!!!!!:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
     
  25. MeekandMild

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    That is a bit incongruous. Do they even have any doctors in this organization? According to their website:
    I went through their website and found a simple checkoff form with various member classes, no way of checking credentials. No list of what percentage of their members have doctoral degrees nor how many of their doctors are doctors of education, doctors of sociology or doctors of political science.

    On another page they identify themselves on the one hand as a tax exempt organization and on the other as a political organization working to oust conservatives from government. They could just as easily call themselves 'Lesbians for Jesus' or 'Redheads Who Like Yogurt' what they are is either a DNC or a CPUSA front organization.

    Not saying there are no real doctor's organizations which are strongly pro-RKBA or anti-RKBA. Just saying this group of loons ain't one of them.
     
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