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    Re: Should an American citizen have the right to own a fully automatic assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Too bad that's not the topic here.

    Let's review:

    "Should an American citizen have the right to own a fully automatic assault rifle?"

    No one is discussing the merits of semi-automatic per se.



    It's the issue of size in close quarters more than anything else. I agree wholeheartly with Viktyr Korimir that a rifle really isn't the best choice in home defense for the average person.



    Or just knock them out with one hit to the head with a baseball bat as they turn the corner. I'd rather give them a concussion then risk actually killing them if I don't have to.



    Then you don't have the close quarters issue that many of us do.



    That's what the police are for.
    The OP stated the M16 and the Kalashnikov as the examples of such full automatic assault rifles, so Goshin was stating how Kalashnikovs are acceptable in semi-automatic modes.
    The entire thread is flawed with the description of the M16 and Kalashnikov as "full automatic assault rifles". That's what I hate about people. They pretend to be experts by speaking in jargon, while completely misusing them. If one wants to speak jargon, at least search.
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    Re: Should an American citizen have the right to own a fully automatic assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    The fact is that the constitution grants people the right to own firearms, not WMD's, or high explosives, firearms, and all firearms should be able to be sold legally, to people who aren't mentally incapable, and or a felon, or a violent criminal.
    I hope you never encounter a mentally incapable person gone haywire with a Machete, Hand Axe, or Butcher Knife.

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    Re: Should an American citizen have the right to own a fully automatic assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiesolutions View Post
    I hope you never encounter a mentally incapable person gone haywire with a Machete, Hand Axe, or Butcher Knife.
    If your views are indeed true, then I hope you never encounter a ROKMC armed with a K2 or K1.
    This is something honest, not just sarcasm
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    Re: Should an American citizen have the right to own a fully automatic assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiesolutions View Post
    I hope you never encounter a mentally incapable person gone haywire with a Machete, Hand Axe, or Butcher Knife.
    Yep, because if a cop is confronted with this type, they draw their guns and drop them in their tracks. Yet, we citizens are faced with the dilemma by the courts on why we didn't back up, run to another room, or cower behind a table with our hands covering our eyes. Heaven forbid that we be allowed to defend ourselves from criminals. One poster says that is the police's job to defend us from criminals. Actually the policeman's job is to bring body bags to pick up my lifeless corpse after I have been slaughtered. The police are never on the scene until after the deed is done.

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    Re: Should an American citizen have the right to own a fully automatic assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Yep, because if a cop is confronted with this type, they draw their guns and drop them in their tracks. Yet, we citizens are faced with the dilemma by the courts on why we didn't back up, run to another room, or cower behind a table with our hands covering our eyes. Heaven forbid that we be allowed to defend ourselves from criminals. One poster says that is the police's job to defend us from criminals. Actually the policeman's job is to bring body bags to pick up my lifeless corpse after I have been slaughtered. The police are never on the scene until after the deed is done.

    Makes me glad I live in a "no duty to retreat" state.

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    Re: Should an American citizen have the right to own a fully automatic assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    If your views are indeed true, then I hope you never encounter a ROKMC armed with a K2 or K1.
    This is something honest, not just sarcasm
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    Re: Should an American citizen have the right to own a fully automatic assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Makes me glad I live in a "no duty to retreat" state.
    In Virginia, the Castle Doctrine was voted down in 2010 by you guessed it, a majority of Democrats.

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    Re: Should an American citizen have the right to own a fully automatic assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Because they aren't legitimate small arms or infantry weapons. Most of those are WMD, of course. Obviously.
    Semantics and 'most' don't cut it, pal.


    Let's keep the conversation halfway rational shall we....
    It doesn't say small arms or Non-WMDs in the second amendment. Right? You gun buyers and shooters of cans always complain about what is and is not in the wording of the second amendment.

    You love to accuse SCOTUS of overstepping when they inconvenience you, when you have to fill out paperwork to buy another gun you'll NEVER fire at an actual person. So let's follow YOUR LOGIC...

    Why then can Americans own a weapon designed specifically to mass murder a crowed room (full-auto) but they can not own an ARM specifically designed to murder a crowded building or town? Is it just a question of numbers? Isn't mass murder, mass murder?

    (let the gun boys chew on that one)

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    Re: Should an American citizen have the right to own a fully automatic assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    In Virginia, the Castle Doctrine was voted down in 2010 by you guessed it, a majority of Democrats.


    Sorry to hear that. I'll have to cross VA off my list of "places I might ever move to".

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    Re: Should an American citizen have the right to own a fully automatic assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Yep, because if a cop is confronted with this type, they draw their guns and drop them in their tracks. Yet, we citizens are faced with the dilemma by the courts on why we didn't back up, run to another room, or cower behind a table with our hands covering our eyes. Heaven forbid that we be allowed to defend ourselves from criminals. One poster says that is the police's job to defend us from criminals. Actually the policeman's job is to bring body bags to pick up my lifeless corpse after I have been slaughtered. The police are never on the scene until after the deed is done.
    +1
    Awesome ....And very true.

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