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State Capitol troopers
begin carrying assault rifles

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, by Jim Galloway

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Posted By:Hermoine, 2/6/2013 5:10:52 PM

Regulars around the state Capitol will soon be seeing something different: Troopers carrying military-style assault rifles. The upgrade in firepower isn’t precisely incident specific – but you can hear echoes of Sandy Hook Elementary School in the explanation from Col. Mark McDonough, commissioner of the state Department of Public Safety. We were outside the Senate chamber, and McDonough pointed to the rotunda below us: “See all those children down there?” he asked. The Capitol is routinely filled with students on field trips this time of year. Officers once armed only with handguns

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This article is so silly on so many levels...first he refers to semi-automatic weapons as assault rifles and that they´re military grade. Then he ends the article with: Purely as a matter of coincidence, Second Amendment enthusiasts plan to hold an “armed rally” on the steps of the state Capitol this Friday. “I’m sure they’ll have their long guns,” McDonough said. “And we’ll have ours.” Ridiculous Jim.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JonR, 2/6/2013 5:34:39 PM     (No. 9162443)

When they outlaw guns, only outlaws and the government will have them! Disconcerting on both levels!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: zzzghy, 2/6/2013 5:47:06 PM     (No. 9162459)

Assault rifle.

"Assault rifle" has become a term much like "decimate."

Everybody loves to throw it around, but most people have no idea what it means.

I´m growing weary of the unremitting ignorance that has flooded this great country. I´m not confident we can recover this time.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: canuckchopper, 2/6/2013 5:59:54 PM     (No. 9162476)

Wait until someone from that group starts to spray rounds and hits the innocent...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 2/6/2013 6:13:17 PM     (No. 9162488)

The ONLY people at the (GA) Capitol that day with "assault rifles" (assuming that the M-6 is ´select fire´ ie. capable of burst or auto, and generally limited to three round burst by the US military) will be the Troopers. Some of the citizens may have semi-automatic rifles (or shotguns) which bear a cosmetic resemblance to the aforementioned firearms. By definition a semi-automatic firearm is no more capable of "spraying rounds" than a revolver.

The ignorance out there, that is accepted , unchallenged,as factis staggering.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dvc, 2/6/2013 9:43:18 PM     (No. 9162703)

So who are they planning to assault?

If these rifles are "not needed for self defense purposes" as is widely claimed by the leftist hoplophobes, then why would the police want them? /sarcasm off/

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/6/2013 11:47:54 PM     (No. 9162829)

Let´s see if I have this righ- instead of working on mental health among a select group or shooters in the hood, the rest of the country will now resemble downtown Baghdad.

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