View Poll Results: Would you own an assault Rifle? Why?

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  • No! Only crazies own assault rifles.

    15 11.11%
  • No, they are too expensive!

    7 5.19%
  • No, no need to.

    41 30.37%
  • Yes, for self defense

    44 32.59%
  • Yes, for recreation and sport

    52 38.52%
  • Yes, to perform my patriotic duty if the nation is invaded

    43 31.85%
  • Yes, because it's my constiutional right

    45 33.33%
  • Yes, because I'm one of the CRAZIES!!! hahahahaha

    15 11.11%
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The poll should have included an option for "I own an assault weapon to compensate for my cronic inferiority complex". That was the reason at least half the guys that had an assault weapon had one for.

    The problem isn't assault weapons though. Its the very high capacity magazines sold today.

    Well SD, I expected better of you. It is a common fallacy to tar anyone who owns a gun you think is "too much gun" with lame, trite and overused nonsense like "penis extenders" or your more subtly rendered "inferiority complex", but I figured you as too big of a man to stoop to such mopery.

    F'rinstance.... I don't own a .44 magnum. I don't care for them, don't like the recoil; I don't aim to hunt bear or backpack in Griz country much so I don't feel that I need one... my .40 is plenty of handgun for self-defense. If I wanted to be snooty about it, I might say 44mag owners were "compensating" or some such drivel.... but in reality most of them just LIKE having a high-powered pistol that kicks like a mule, and I seriously doubt that most consider it in any way related to their penis nor compensation for feelings of inferiority. Some own one for very specific and perfectly understandable reasons, like as a backup weapon for bear hunting or because they live in the backwoods in Grizzly land. Others just like to target shoot with something that makes a big-ass BOOM and kicks like a mule, for the fun of it.

    So-called "Assault rifles" are much the same: some people own one for specific and purposeful reasons that make sense, others just because they like to shoot them.

    Are there some guys out there with a 44mag or an M4 who have "compensation issues"? Probably. But tarring so many with the lowest-common-denominator is unfair, unreasonable, and inaccurate.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Are you calling our military cowards?

    The only cowards here are those afraid of guns, gun owners, and would never engage in self defense because its "dangerous."
    The poll did not say why would you own an assault rifle if you were in the military. It makes sense for the military, not civilians, except for those that are easily frightened.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The poll did not say why would you own an assault rifle if you were in the military. It makes sense for the military, not civilians, except for those that are easily frightened.
    I guess you don't understand that police are civilians too

    and with people like you running around and possibly getting in power, everyone who values freedom ought to buy these weapons while they are legal

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I guess you don't understand that police are civilians too...
    by what logic?

    according to Merriam-Webster's, cops ain't civilians.

    same with the Cambridge Dictionary.

    and Random House Webster's College Dictionary.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The poll did not say why would you own an assault rifle if you were in the military.
    So? Your absolute statements remains debunked.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    It makes sense for the military, not civilians, except for those that are easily frightened.
    Yeah okay, keep trying to pretend its us that are the cowards.
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    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Or, another way of putting it is: that since so many anti's misuse and misconstrue these terms, either for their own benefit or out of sheer ignorance, we like to make sure the discussion is specific enough that everyone knows EXACTLY what we're talking about.


    It is called "clear communication".
    You know what is terribly ironic Goshin - just the other day one of the people who liked our post - Turtle - defended the use of his favorite term "death tax" and when called out on it and it was shown to him that nobody has their death taxed he relented and said that its use was still fine and dandy since "everybody knows what it means".

    Why is that right for the right on the subject of inheritance taxes but so wrong in this case?
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    by what logic?

    according to Merriam-Webster's, cops ain't civilians.
    look up the posse committals act

    why is the FBI and DEA called CIVILIAN law enforcement agencies

    if an FBI Special Agent or a state trooper or a deputy sheriff assaults another citizen where are those people tried

    yeah a civilian court of law

    you lose

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I guess you don't understand that police are civilians too

    and with people like you running around and possibly getting in power, everyone who values freedom ought to buy these weapons while they are legal

    Police and the military are part of our well regulated militia.

    Having nuts running around with the idea that an assault riffle is a substitute for political debate is even more reason to ban them.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Police and the military are part of our well regulated militia.

    Having nuts running around with the idea that an assault riffle is a substitute for political debate is even more reason to ban them.
    LOL more idiocy. where in the US Code is that idiocy to be found?

    the police are civilian agencies

    do you just lie because you are outgunned or out of ammo in this topic

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