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<span style="font-size: 17pt"> <span style="font-weight: bold">Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey Calls For Ban On Assault Weapons, Help For Mentally Ill
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December 17, 2012
<span style="font-weight: bold">By Al Novack</span>

Commissioner Ramsey sees a definite need for tighter gun control laws, especially military assault weapons like the rifle that was used in Newtown, Connecticut.

“It’s a military style weapon; you don’t need it. We live in a — supposedly live in a civilized society, although it would make one wonder with some of the things that go on, but we don’t need that kind of stuff. People can scream and yell and do whatever but I mean the reality is we’ve got a problem, we’ve got to find a way to fix it, but it’s going to take both sides. They got to find some middle ground somewhere and that’s going to take a lot of work.”

Law enforcement officials in Connecticut say the shooter, Adam Lanza, used a .223 caliber military-style assault rifle to kill most of his victims. It’s a similar weapon to the one used by the notorious D.C. sniper when Ramsey was police commissioner in the nation’s capitol.

Commissioner Ramsey says gun control isn’t the cure-all. He says mental health issues and access to guns by mentally impaired must be dealt with as well. He says he’s not overly optimistic that anything will be done by legislators.
 

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While I agree with the need for help for those with mental health issues part. I would think that just looking at D.C., Chicago, and other areas of high crime and then looking at their already strict gun laws people would see that gun control does not solve the problem.
 

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They always seem to overlook that the areas with the strictest laws on guns have the worst problems with armed criminals.
 

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totally un called for comment and slant towards owners of AR and AK type weapons. This kind of name calling will NOT be tolerated
 

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Snyder80 said:
You know I actually remember a time when I would walk into gun shops, big or small, and see mostly hunting style rifles and shotguns on the wall.
In a lot (maybe most?) states, an AR15 IS a legal hunting rifle.
Would you feel better if it was "real-tree cammo"?
Remington makes one, they even call it "hunter" something or other.
Prefer wood stocks? I've seen those as well.

Edit for to correct spell-checker changes.
 

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Part of the gun problems in cities like Philly is you can't get a judge that will use the sentencing guidelines already in place. Philly will bargain down a possession of a weapon in a heartbeat and then wonder how someone with numerous weapon offence charges still walk the streets and can kill an off-duty police officer.
Ramsey is not anti-gun, just against having his 5000+ men outgunned.
 

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If they are out gunned, whose fault is it?
 
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