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Should there be a ban on assault rifles?
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1347 Votes

Should there be a ban on assault rifles?

Yes, we should ban them!

20

No, we shouldn't ban them!

21

Yes, we should ban them!

20 Comments
Larry Ewart
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Larry Ewart

I just do not see the need to own a assault rifle. I’m all for self defense and hunting but those automatic weapons are for military use. Imo.

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Kevin Crabtree
Kevin Crabtree

AR15 is not automatic no more than a hand gun Automatic weapons are illegal unless you are one of the 1% that has a license to own them and I bet you can guess who they are. Little bit of Knowledge goes along way try some

Ali Loya
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Ali Loya

There is absolutely no reason for assault rifles to be as readily available as they are. I support our rights as a gun owner myself, but this type of weapon is simply unnecessary. In light of the violence in our country, they should only be accessible in a controlled environment.

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Debra Sun-Mills
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Debra Sun-Mills

Certain types of guns have no purpose other than the mass killing of other human beings. You don't need an assault rifle to kill deer or protect your property. I don't think all guns should be banned as they can be used for hunting or protecting your property. But we do need more mental healthcare

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Greg Moore
Greg Moore

The 2nd Amendment was not about hunting, it was specifically to keep any despotic power in check... to protect the rights of American citizens against enemies foreign and domestic. See Australian COVID lockdowns from last year, that is why we need semi-auto rifles (they are not assault rifles)

Shamra D Wampler
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Shamra D Wampler

Armed forces should be the only ones allowed to have assault rifles. They are for one thing only: to kill humans. Hunters don't use them, and they are not needed for self protection unless you are in the middle of a war where there are several people that want to take your life.

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Gabe West
Gabe West

Gun control is not the answer

Jamie Potts
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Jamie Potts

Why should anyone besides law enforcement need to own or have them? They can not be used for hunting purposes or any thing else. Why use them to kill children and anyone for that matter!! What has this world came too?

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sharder8
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sharder8

Assault Rifles are already banned . . . as they should be! Or at least they should require special (stamp) permits at federal and state levels, as it already is. Now if you're asking if semi-auto sporting rifles should be banned, the answer is NO!

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Scott Camps
Scott Camps

dude, not calling them assault rifles will not bring the murdered children back to life, ban them

Lynn Huntley
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Lynn Huntley

Why do you need an assault rifle? If you can't hit an intruder or a deer in one shot, you'd better give it up. Not all killings can be blamed on mental health, either.

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Jake M
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Jake M

Guns don't kill people? By that logic, neither do nuclear weapons. Maybe one will randomly fall from the sky in the general vicinity of Congress so the new congress might FINALLY do something

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Shannon Bergstedt
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Shannon Bergstedt

Tired of all the unnecessary killings.

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Nicole Smith
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Nicole Smith

Its just something that needs to be done.

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Steven Daniels
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Steven Daniels

Of course, you could always be attacked by a vicious herd of deer. And what else could the biggest cowards hide behind? Maybe the deaths of the innocents is less important than fear of the emasculated.

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Gabe West
Gabe West

Gun control is not the answer

Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

So says the emasculated.

Rick Lewis
Gabe West
Gabe West

Gun control is not the answer

Lisa York
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Lisa York

no reason to have one unless you're Military or police...

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Gabe West
Gabe West

Gun control is not the answer, what if the police take awhile to come

k san
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k san

Absolutely! No one needs them but military for combat. It's NOT about the 2nd Amendment, tho the Republicans have hijacked that refrain. Kids and other innocents will be killed nearly daily, as long as Congress refuses to pass reasonable gun laws.

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Ron Johansen
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Ron Johansen

No one needs a weapon of war. You aren't John Rambo. You aren't gonna successfully fight off the American Military. You're just gonna end up shooting your kid or your dog.

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Nicole Jackson
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Nicole Jackson

There is no purpose for semi automatic & fully automatic weaponry in the hands of non military personnel..

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Sandi Kuhn
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Sandi Kuhn

Tell me 1 good reason anyone here needs an assault rifle? Tell me.

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Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart

Regardless of your emotions the answer is because it’s my right. A constitutionally protected right. Your right to own a car isn’t constitutionally protected but 46,000 people die every year in motor vehicle accidents. If you banned cars that’s 46,000 lives saved each year. My guns don’t assault you

Scott Camps
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Scott Camps

all semi-auto magazine fed rifles should be made illegal, along with the magazines. Enough is enough

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No, we shouldn't ban them!

21 Comments
dbuchanan@midstateelectric.coop
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dbuchanan@midstateelectric.coop

It's not a fire arm issue it's a mental health issue that needs to be addressed.

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John Philo
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John Philo

It's called the 2nd Amendment!

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

That won't stop shootings, people will just use other guns and banning guns is not the answer

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Dave Voiles
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Dave Voiles

The US is 3rd in murders worldwide. If you remove Chicago, Detroit, Wa DC, St Louis and New Orleans...ALL democrat run with STRICT gun laws, we become 189th out of 193 countries in the world. Curious too, why do dems never want armed guards in schools??

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Robert Northrup
Robert Northrup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8CGN0lmJqQ&t=93s

Greg Moore
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Greg Moore

1st of all, an ignorant titled thread. These are not "assault rifles", these are semi-auto sporting rifles. 2nd, after the BLM/Floyd riots, and Australian COVID lockdowns, the need for full 2nd Amendment protection has never been so important.

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Kristen Newton
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Kristen Newton

Deaths by all rifles are a tiny % of firearm-related deaths in this country, and mass shootings account for .5% of homicides. I'm opposed to stripping away gun ownership rights of law-abiding citizens, while turning a blind eye to the thousands who die in Democrat-run cities from their policies.

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Kitt Hawkins
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Kitt Hawkins

The 2nd amendment shall not be infringed!

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Randy Gillespie
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Randy Gillespie

Well first of all I'm a responsible gun owner and I own all kinds of weapons but I make sure that they stay home at night and they don't go out killing without some idiot behind it so until you people figure out what the problem is about mental then let's quit talking about guns

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Dennis Rogers
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Dennis Rogers

Define assault rifles.

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Tim Collins
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Tim Collins

We need them so when we get attacked what will we use a friggen sling shot? Common sense SHOULD TELL YOU that only the bad guys will have them! And when that bad guy comes to your home you can use your spoon on them.

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Patrick Stewart
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Patrick Stewart

Texting and driving killed as many people in TN last two years as DUIs. The “ban” logic should ban cars, cell phones, alcohol, etc.

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Dieter Heinzer
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Dieter Heinzer

Americans have had guns in their homes for two (or more) centuries. Mass murder has only become an issue since the invention of the internet, video games, and social media. There is no gun problem - there is a people problem - invest in mental health and encouraging two-parent households!

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Robert Northrup
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Robert Northrup

"Today we need a nation of minute men; citizens who are not only prepared to take up arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as a basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom." John F. Kennedy

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Do you feel more patriotic on July 4th?
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245 Votes

Do you feel more patriotic on July 4th?

Yes!

5

No!

5

Yes!

5 Comments
Kimmy Wasatch
1
Kimmy Wasatch

Yes, this is still the USA and we have to stand up for it and for ourselves.This administration is trying to destroy us so stand up proud and vote RED.

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Theresa Borden
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Theresa Borden

I always have felt more patriotic on independence day. No matter the politics of the day.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Yes we need to stand up for this country which the Biden admin is ruining

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No!

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Neta Madrone Marlin
1
Neta Madrone Marlin

Not for the past 5+ years...the idiots have burned democracy to the ground ... It's time for evolution.

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Sussie Due
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Sussie Due

Because I'm too worried about the fireworks affecting my PTSD.

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Clancy Prentice
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Clancy Prentice

Happy treason day! The day we celebrate past treasons dressed up as freedom. while condemning any thought of treason even if it be for the same reason!

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Gabe West
Gabe West

The founding fathers weren't treasonous

Oakley Taylor
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Oakley Taylor

It's hard to feel patriotic when a small percentage of people enforce laws on women, jeopardizing their lives. The "Supreme Court" is a joke. Now families will fall sick from polluted air and water without the safety net of regulations, jeopardizing our future for the profiteering of big companies.

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Gabe West
Gabe West

The Sepreme court is the best

Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

"The Sepreme court" has got to be better than the Supreme Court, right Einstein?

Do you go in person to the library or check out items online?
KTVZ Asked by KTVZ
215 Votes

Do you go in person to the library or check out items online?

I go to the library.

4

Online!

4

I go to the library.

4 Comments
Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

Avid reader need large print books---so to the library I go!!

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

It's a mini library

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Why does bend need a second library the one downtown isnt even that busy

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CB
CB

Like you go to the library. And this would be a third location in Bend, there is one on the Eastside near Costco. Further proof you don't know anything about how busy the library is, you just like to hear yourself whine.

Gabe West
Gabe West

Everytime I go their it's not that busy, I don't go their that often

Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Um, because people voted for it. You know, not like Trump.

Online!

4 Comments
Jane CommunityMember
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Jane CommunityMember

I use the online auto repair manuals when I work on my car :)

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Rick Allen
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Rick Allen

Neither, I do not use the Library, not sure why we even need on with the internet?

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