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Wrong focus

February 13, 2013
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Before we can talk about the problems of violence today, we must first learn what we are talking about. First, everything is an assault weapon. An assault is carried out by a threat of bodily harm coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause the harm. So if you threaten to stab someone with a pencil, then the pencil is the assault weapon, if you threaten to beat someone, your fists are an assault weapon. You cannot ban assault weapons.



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