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 haymarket View Post
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Meetcha' in the phone booth.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Just look at the public poll above where you responded, "yes for self defense." Anyone can look there and see that is what your answer was to the poll question.
    How about you just look at the rest of the post you're responding to, you know the part you omitted, which clearly stated:

    "Because if you're referring to my vote, thats a want not a need. Liar"
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    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 TurtleDude View Post
    what do you consider a high capacity magazine
    Depends on the gun, but in general in excess of 10 rounds.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Depends on the gun, but in general in excess of 10 rounds.
    that is idiotic given most civilian police departments issue 15-17 round magazines.

    where did you get ten rounds

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that is idiotic given most civilian police departments issue 15-17 round magazines.

    where did you get ten rounds
    Same reason there are 10 commandments, its a nice round number; Sounds official. Hurray for marketing.
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    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?

    10 rounds was the limit while the Federal Assault Weapons ban was in effect, and a few states that still have a capacity limit generally limit them to about 10 rounds. It depends on the gun though, for a .22 it would not be unheard of getting off that many shots within a few minutes squirrel hunting. However, that would be unheard off for 7mm mag in the deer woods.
    Last edited by SouthernDemocrat; 07-27-12 at 11:32 PM.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    10 rounds was the limit while the Federal Assault Weapons ban was in effect, and a few states that still have a capacity limit generally limit them to about 10 rounds.
    and it was proven that 10 rounds was pulled out of some dem politician's butt-it had no basis in evidence of criminal misuse etc

    its just something that was made up and the minute it passed gun haters wanted to go down to 6

    if a city issues cops 17 round magazines other civilians should not be limited to anything less

    now that is a really sound limit if people like you engage in the idiocy of thinking magazine bans will decrease crime

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    It took the Unabomber 20 years to kill 3 people with bombs. High capacity magazines have been used in several mass murders in recent years. Its much easier to walk into a crowded place and start killing people when you don't have to reload. If it was not easier, then why do these psychopaths use them? They are not cut from the same cloth as some extreme jihadist that straps a bomb to themselves. These mass murderers are looking to shoot people, thatís what they want to do, and by letting them get off dozens of shots off without having to reload, all we do is make it easier for them.
    Mass murderer in Atlanta some time ago killed several people with a hammer and some kitchen knives.

    The bombing of the Murrah building, using a fertilizer bomb.

    The single biggest killer weapon in modern memory was three jetliners that killed 3000 people in America.


    In any case, banning hi-cap mags won't work there are too many millions of the things floating around already. I've got a couple dozen myself (got a bulk discount deal I couldn't resist).

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    It took the Unabomber 20 years to kill 3 people with bombs. High capacity magazines have been used in several mass murders in recent years. Its much easier to walk into a crowded place and start killing people when you don't have to reload. If it was not easier, then why do these psychopaths use them? They are not cut from the same cloth as some extreme jihadist that straps a bomb to themselves. These mass murderers are looking to shoot people, that’s what they want to do, and by letting them get off dozens of shots off without having to reload, all we do is make it easier for them.
    The Unabomber had specific individual targets, he wasn't going for mass kill. McVey however took out quite a few folks with LEGAL fertilizer. Another fellow almost took out many thousands with ricin he was making from LEGAL castor beans. Thank goodness they caught the goober (mostly by accident) before he got to the local water supply.

    I could, but won't, list a 100 different ways to mass kill without using a firearm. We have lots of them, so folks go that way. But without them, it'd be something else for the mass kill set. And btw, for the determined mass murderer, firearms aren't all that difficult to make.

    Reagrdless, what you're ignoring is that the only reason the theatre shooter didn't have a greater death toll is BECAUSE he was using a high capacity magazine. They jam. It's common. Had he been using the magazines you want to restrict everyone to, he could very well have taken out much more of the crowd.

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