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Assault weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully-automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons --anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun-- can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.


Josh Sugarmann

Josh Sugarmann is the executive director and founder of the Violence Policy Center (VPC). Prior to founding the VPC, Sugarmann was a press officer in the national office of Amnesty International USA and was the communications director for the National Coalition to Ban Handguns

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  • HarveyK.
    That's the way Josh, keep the public ignorant or "confused" about guns that "look like machine guns". God forbid they should learn the truth --- then where would you be with your dream of disarming America, so there can be no resistance to your planned "Utopia". 
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Douglas Winston
    Douglas Winston
    "Prior to founding the VPC (previously named the "New Right Watch", Sugarmann was a press officer in the national office of Amnesty International USA and was the communications director for the National Coalition to Ban Handguns. Mr. Sugarmann is also a Type 1 Federally Licensed Firearms Dealer. 
    LikeReply 23 years ago
  • Charles Dean
    Charles Dean
    Sugarmann was quoted in AARP magazine (2016, I think), saying that guns are rarely used for self defense. However, the 2013 CDC study shows otherwise. Check out item #7 in this article about the CDC study at Slate.com: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/human_nature/2013/06/handguns_suicides_mass_shootings_deaths_and_self_defense_findings_from_a.html. Item #7 states: "7. Guns are used for self-defense often and effectively." (Remember, Slate is a liberal magazine.) Now, does anyone think Sugarmann is not familiar with this CDC study? Of course he is. However, he is not telling the truth or at least spinning because he is promoting his political agenda. He discredits himself by doing so. 
    LikeReply 66 years ago


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