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Cerberus Divestment Decision Is a
Risky Way to Combat Gun Violence

Daily Beast, by Alan M. Dershowitz

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/19/2012 5:00:41 AM

I’m a strong opponent of privately owned assault weapons of the kind used in the Newtown massacre. But I’m also opposed to most forms of divestment, boycott, and blacklisting. So I had a decidedly mixed reaction when I read about Tuesday’s decision by Cerberus Capital Management to sell its stake in a company that manufactures semi-automatic weapons, and the statement from the California teacher’s retirement system that it was reviewing its investments in companies that deal in such weapons. Having come of age during the height of McCarthyism, blacklists, and boycotts,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/19/2012 6:56:24 AM     (No. 9073794)

Bushmaster / S&W / Glock are all great stocks.

An ´assault´ weapon is FULLY AUTOMATIC or it is not an assault weapon.

Why is this so difficult ?

An old Colt revolver is semi-auto.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 12/19/2012 7:01:15 AM     (No. 9073798)

If you´re going to be a "strong opponent" of something you should at least be able to define it accurately.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 12/19/2012 8:26:02 AM     (No. 9073946)

Thank you, #1 and #2. We have so far allowed the left, the media, and the anti-gunners to define this issue.

A ban on semi-automatic firearms would require a return to Civil War era weaponry. Somehow the idea has been (successfully) promulgated that a semi-automatic rifle is some sort of machine gun. This needs to be met and denied with force in every article and at every opportunity.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NYbob, 12/19/2012 11:56:14 AM     (No. 9074424)

ALL or enforce what you have which is an enormous number of Federal, state and local gun bans/restrictions. By ALL I mean NO guns for people like Trump, Schumer, Feinstein, ex-cops, hospital security, ´friends of the court´, children of politicians and absolutely no actors or athletes. None on that list is more worthy than a single woman trying to hide from a stalker, or a minimum wage clerk working a night job, or a student on an urban campus, or YOU. Stop allowing elitists who mostly succeed by pandering in the worst way to ignorant masses of voters while they exempt themselves from all the debacles they create.

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