There's a WH petition to lift the ban on automatic firearms. Here's the link:
a town tends to settle down when a tank rolls in
The terrain in Afghanistan is generally terrible for tanks. Except for the wide open areas of western Afghanistan such as the Taliban strongholds of Kandahar and Helmand, where ISAF forces spent a lot of time fighting. They aren't deployed in large numbers--often a company at a time--but there are few infantrymen who would prefer to step across the line of departure without a tank supporting them.
There's an old guy who lives in my building who has fucked up brain damage from the Vietnam War. His behavior is frequently bizarre and erratic, and has been aggressive.
He gets mail from the NRA.
Ever since he started getting that mail, I've strongly supported the total illegalization of firearms.
I don't see much practical use in petitions and polls, but they often can make good talking points. I just hope this issue is put in the spotlight. RINOs aside, all three branches of the federal government are favoring this now.
Really? If the link contains the full petition, there's a problem. The petition's main points are you can't buy a newly made one, and the old ones are too expensive.