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?

    Meh, rather have more computer gear.

    If I thought things were getting bad enough or close enough to a multi-year disaster I might buy one. Just a hedge against the crazies who are dying to use theirs.

    If I thought I had to go up against government, I'd go another way altogether.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Meh, rather have more computer gear.

    If I thought things were getting bad enough or close enough to a multi-year disaster I might buy one. Just a hedge against the crazies who are dying to use theirs.

    If I thought I had to go up against government, I'd go another way altogether.
    Combine the assault rifle with your computer gear. Man, an AI controlled AR would be cool.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    i can buy an m4 tomorrow for 800 new at any gun store.i wont because i see noreal use for them.assault rifles are not designed for killing power,infact they have no better killing power than any semi auto rifle.their purpose is designed for close range action,while being able to still have long range use.

    fact is anyone could go buy a mini 14 and do the same thing.a pistol grip and a collapsable stock dont do any good to anyone who hip fires.a rifle that uses stripper clips can be reloaded just as fast as a rifle with a magazine.all in all none of these features of an assault rifle dont add any real advantage,except to a military force who uses them to have a single weapon standard vs older standards of long rifle,handguun and maybe sub machine gun.


    the other fact is all these assault rifles sold are not auto fire,unless they were pre ban or have special permits to obtain them.i guess my point is i have no desire to obtain something thats overly expensive and offers no advantage to anyone except a military force trying to get a jack of all trades,master of none gun.besides that i have a blackpowder revolver,and a shotgun,enough for me to get the job done.i only get 6 shots from my revolver before i have to breach load all 6 chambers,but im confident i will hit what im aiming for
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Of course I would, I still need one, a revolver, a black powder and a 1911 to complete my collection.

    I would use it for sport, probably never for home defense. I have my 12 gauge for that.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    Recently, A Democrat senator suggested that he has no idea why anyone would need to have an assault rifle. His ignorance is the premise of his decision to limit the 2nd amendment. To me the answer is pretty easy.

    I would own an assault reason for the exact same reason I would own a superfast sports car that is built to exceed legal speed limits. So that if the Chinese drilling off our coast where we are not allowed to ever decided to sneak soldiers and nukes into the gulf instead of oil rig workers and equipment and invaded Florida blitzkrieg style, I'd have a chance of getting out alive.

    Seriously though, would you own an assault rifle? And if so, why?


    I already own one. I mainly keep it for home defense... I like something with punch and a 30 round magazine in case the scumbags kick in my door some night. I live out in the country and down in the woods, and could be a tempting target due to isolation; that same isolation means I dont have to worry so much about overpenetration or stray rounds in a home defense scenario.

    It's also a fun target shooting weapon.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Three no answers and five yes. Could this "poll" be rigged?
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    The fun of an Assault Rifle (going by legal definition here...so it DOESN'T have to be fully automatic as some might think)...would be great. I mean who doesn't want to play with a cool toy once in a while? But honestly for self defense...I will still take my remington 870 over any other. I don't really even need to make it tacticool for it to be effective. All I need is a load of buck, some slugs as a backup. Anything else is gravy. I mean I would pull the shotgun in a scenario where the SHTF. My handgun is all I REALLY need for self defense.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    The fun of an Assault Rifle (going by legal definition here...so it DOESN'T have to be fully automatic as some might think)...would be great. I mean who doesn't want to play with a cool toy once in a while? But honestly for self defense...I will still take my remington 870 over any other. I don't really even need to make it tacticool for it to be effective. All I need is a load of buck, some slugs as a backup. Anything else is gravy. I mean I would pull the shotgun in a scenario where the SHTF. My handgun is all I REALLY need for self defense.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Three no answers and five yes. Could this "poll" be rigged?


    Why would you think that? Ownership of an "assault rifle" in the USA is hardly uncommon. I know many people who have one.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    The OP really needs to define what he is asking in terms of 'assault rifle'. I do not consider that definition to be a valid definition of any firearm. And those that do use it throw it all over the place, from full automatics to 'scary' looking guns.
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