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Sen. Ron Johnson: 100-round rifle magazine is a ‘basic freedom’

•, By David Edwards

Tea party-backed Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) says that the right to own high-capacity ammunitions magazines like the 100-round drum that was used to kill at least a dozen people in Colorado last week is a “basic freedom” that is protected by the U.S. Constitution.

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday asked Johnson why people needed military-grade weapons like the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and large ammunition clips used by the shooter in Aurora, Colorado where at least 12 were killed and 58 were wounded.

“The left always uses the term ‘assault rifle,’ and they’re really talking about semi-automatic weapons that are used in hunting,” Johnson explained. “That’s what happens in Wisconsin. These are rifles that are used in hunting. Just the fact of the matter is this is really not an issue of guns. This is about sick people doing things you simply can’t prevent. It’s really an issue of freedom.”

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Comment by Ed Price
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Bonnie and Clyde did their thing way back when. Every now and again some joker does what was done in Colorado. But I'd win the bet hands down if I said that law enforcement kills a whole lot more innocent people, right here in these free United States of America, in terrorist-like activities, where they get the wrong person or the wrong home or the wrong story or the wrong anything. Check the records. Yes, the case records that they don't want you to see.

Folks, you better arm yourselves if you want protection. And you better learn to have no qualms about protecting yourselves in a firefight.

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