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Here we go folks: LA Officials Ask for Federal Ban on Assault Weapons

11:18 AM PDT, Fri, Mar 27, 2009

A week after four Oakland police officers were gunned down by a parolee with a semiautomatic weapon, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Councilman Jack Weiss on Friday called for the federal government to reinstate a ban on assault weapons.

Before heading to the Bay Area this morning for the funerals of Oakland police Sgt. Mark Dunakin, Sgt. Ervin Romans, Sgt. Daniel Sakai and Officer John Hege, the mayor and councilman called for the renewal of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which prevented the sale of most semiautomatic weapons.

"This morning we are calling on Congress and the Obama administration to make gun control a top priority now and to reauthorize the assault weapons ban right away," Villaraigosa said. "Whether it's a police officer at a routine traffic stop or a teenager walking home from school, handguns, automatic rifles and AK-47s are a threat to the safety of every American."

The Federal Assault Weapons Ban was passed by Congress in 1994 and signed into law by President Bill Clinton. The law placed a 10-year ban on the sale of certain semiautomatic weapons, including military style semiautomatic rifles to civilians, but the ban was allowed to expire when George Bush became president.

There have been reports that people have been stocking up on guns because of rumors the Obama administration will crack down on gun ownership.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/LAOfficials-Ask-for-...

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NOTE: George W Bush was for The Federal "Assault Weapons" Ban

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los angeles mayor villaraigosa invites illegals along with their criminal gang element into the city and then wants to ban guns from the law abiding citizens, this is bassackwards. the criminals will always find a way to obtain the guns. there is a man in california by the name of ted costa who belongs to a group called the people's advocate, he wants to put through an initiative to oust the california legislature in 2010 and replace them with those who will actually work for the people of the state. they would be given a set of rules to abide by and if they chose to not do so they too would be out. mr. costa was the man who spearheaded the removal of california's governor grey davis who was replaced by schwarzenegger who has turned out to be another colossal disappointment. i hope this idea gets some legs. it is what needs to be done all around the country in order to take the country back.

If Villaraigosa's IQ was 2 points higher,

he'd represent plant life.

And on top of that he's a traitorous bastard.

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SIERRRA: Here is your answer about assault weapons

One week after four Oakland police officers were gunned down by a semi-automatic weapon, there's a new plan asking the federal government to ban assault weapons. State and local officials are pushing for a crackdown on these weapons.

An AK-47 assault rifle was used to kill the four Oakland police officers last Saturday. California has the toughest ban on assault weapons in the nation. But it doesn't stop people from buying in other states.

"We're calling on the Congress to remake gun control a top priority now, and to reauthorize the assault weapons ban right away," said L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/national_worl...

Sure

If the gun was illegal that career criminal would have never owned one.

He would have respected the nations gun laws.... and respected the police....after all there was a gun ban law....

Watch this video

They call to unarm law abiding citizens but they do little to combat crime.
Criminals will always have gun. Want to see the people they are protecting?
Watch this short video clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6QKcARdl2w&feature=player_em...

Wow

They had no right to do any of that, those Zionist cops were behaving like outright racists towards the oakland community!!

L.A. needs a mini-overhaul of its own now. Don't let them vote on the gun bills!!!

does anyone know what exact

does anyone know what exact weapon was used? was it a pistol or rifle?

"When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny."
-Thomas Jefferson

I am more concerned about the return of my money than the return on my money. --Mark Twain

Probably a pistol

What they're not saying is that ANY pistol that isn't a revolver is semi automatic. But this is just a start and they know it. The revolvers will be next.

"It's just one big club... and WE ain't in it!"

"Tyrants fear nothing more than insubordination"

"It's just one big club... and WE ain't in it!"

Look up the support in Los Angeles county.....

Lots of Globalist shills like Debra Saunders and AIPAC.

Could it be they used "excuses of violence" yet again, as a pretext to try to ban assault weapons?

Be good to investigate, spread the reports!