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 TurtleDude View Post
    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
    If you don't think that smaller magazines would reduce the number of people killed in a mass murder then you are delusional. Moreover, if you want to carry the 17 rounds a cop does, then become a cop and do the job they do.
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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. 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.
    Actually not true. I bought 30 round mags DURING the AWB, and I did it legally.

    How? Millions of the things were "grandfathered in" because they were already imported or manufactured and sitting in a warehouse for later sale. As long as they were manufactured prior to the ban they were legal to buy and sell and possess.

    So the AWB was, in essence, total horse ****.

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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....
    are you saying we should be prepared for a shoot-out with the police?

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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.
    The amount of time to reload is negligible. They have those mags because they are available, and they look 'scary', if they weren't, they would have used multipule mags. If you think someone that has decided they need to go shoot people is not going to because they can't get a 100 round mag, you are so badly mistaken.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    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).
    bravo something or other will sell you 100 MIL SPEC M16 mags for 1000 bucks

    CDNN Investments has a deal with a backpack and 50 THERMOLD (Canadian Mil spec) mags for far less

    I bought a crate of G 17 mags at 14 bucks a mag and a crate of beretta 92 mags (Mec-Gar-best brand) which came down to about what the military was paying for POS USA Mags.

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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. 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.
    You do understand that during the AWB it wasn't illegal to possess or use a high capacity magazine, it was only illegal to manufacture or sell one that was made post ban. So if it was manufactured pre-ban, it was legal to sell. Just like any weapon manufactured pre-ban. It didn't make these guns "illegal" to own or use, only to sell. All were legal to use. It just drove the price of high capacity magazines up as the volume was reduced artificially by the stupid ban.

    There are a lot of misunderstandings about the AWB.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    You do understand that during the AWB it wasn't illegal to possess or use a high capacity magazine, it was only illegal to manufacture or sell one that was made post ban? So if it was manufactured pre-ban, it was legal to sell. Just like any weapon manufactured pre-ban. It didn't make these guns "illegal" to own or use, only to sell. All were legal to use. It just drove the price of high capacity magazines up as the volume was reduced artificially by the stupid ban.

    There are a lot of misunderstandings about the AWB.
    It seems like misunderstandings and ignorance are all we can expect from the prohibition crowd.
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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 Thunder View Post
    are you saying we should be prepared for a shoot-out with the police?
    what is your posting purpose thunder? you ask idiotic questions that you cannot honestly believe are relevant or accurately express the sentiments of the person you are pestering with your idiotic queries. IF A GOVERNMENT HAS DECREED THAT A 17 shot magazine is SUITABLE FOR CIVILIANS TO USE FOR SELF DEFENSE than OBVIOUSLY those magazines are equally suitable for other CIVILIANS TO USE FOR SELF DEFENSE

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    Seriously though, would you own an assault rifle? And if so, why?
    Stable platform, relatively low recoil (depending on what you get), light weight (also dependent on what you get), the design of the "assault rifle" pushes the rifle straight back into the shoulder pocket, and not upward like more traditionally shaped rifles making a follow up shot quicker. Critical during certain shooting sports, and marmot hunting. Capacity is dependent on the magazine, more rounds means more time shooting that reloading, plus the amount of accessories and optics are near infinite. It's not my preferred rifle type, but I can definitely see its advantages for sport and hunting.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    If you don't think that smaller magazines would reduce the number of people killed in a mass murder then you are delusional. Moreover, if you want to carry the 17 rounds a cop does, then become a cop and do the job they do.
    How about you do what nobody else in our history has been able to do, and provide some empirical evidence that reducing mag capacity would have reduced the deaths in any of the previous mass murders.
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