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 Catawba View Post
    Yes, that's what you said. What you have not done is show where it is wrong under our rule of law "counselor."
    I posted a law that you apparently were unable to understand or find

    Thunder made an idiotic claim and you whine about my arguments

    your dishonest postings are patent

    get back to me when you can understand the argument I made about estoppel-I tire of your evasive nonsense

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Another "why" occurred to me while posting in the self-defense methods thread:

    Because if I have to defend myself against armed criminals, I want to be holding the better weapon. It is an advantage on many levels, both tactically and psychologically.

    There have actually been studies on this in the military: the soldiers issued with heavier-than-usual weapons had more confidence and were more inclined to use aimed fire than those equipped with weaker weapons.

    Not to mention the psychological effect on the scumbags.

    I'll take every advantage I can when someone is trying to unjustly end my life or invade my home.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I posted a law that you apparently were unable to understand or find

    Thunder made an idiotic claim and you whine about my arguments

    your dishonest postings are patent

    get back to me when you can understand the argument I made about estoppel-I tire of your evasive nonsense


    Your "law" was as convincing as your claim that you are a lawyer. There was nothing in your "law" that stated police have the same weapons restrictions as civilians.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    I do have an assault rifle. A Ruger SR-556 AR-15. I bought it because it's fun to shoot. Of all the guns I own, that one is my favorite.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Your "law" was as convincing as your claim that you are a lawyer. There was nothing in your "law" that stated police have the same weapons restrictions as civilians.
    a complete concession of a failure to argue


    the issue involves a statement by a government entity about the utility of certain weapons

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    a complete concession of a failure to argue
    Only in your mind.


    the issue involves a statement by a government entity about the utility of certain weapons

    You made the claim that police are civilians, yet cannot explain why civilians and police have different weapons restrictions.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Only in your mind.





    You made the claim that police are civilians, yet cannot explain why civilians and police have different weapons restrictions.
    still avoiding my point (everyone else knows I am correct except you and Thunder-Cops are civilians not military)

    if say NYC says a 17 shot glock is suitable for a civilian NYC employee to use for self defense in the confines of that city how can it possibly say that the weapon has no suitable purpose for OTHER civilians


    focus on that and use all your impressive credentials in firearms issues to answer that

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    In warfare...having more powerful weaponry is of great importance. Police officers logically go by a similar logic.

    I would hope the folks charged to protect me (Soldiers/Police), are given the tools to do so...and would also hope the bad guys (Criminals/enemy soldiers), are far less well armed.

    I would prefer a shotgun, over a AR-15 any day.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    In warfare...having more powerful weaponry is of great importance. Police officers logically go by a similar logic.

    I would hope the folks charged to protect me (Soldiers/Police), are given the tools to do so...and would also hope the bad guys (Criminals/enemy soldiers), are far less well armed.

    I would prefer a shotgun, over a AR-15 any day.
    in many home defense scenarios a shotgun is a superior weapon for defense.

    but that should be your choice-not the choice of people who have no clue about weapons or think they should restrict what you own because of their own ignorance, fear of weapons, or spite

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well free choice is a good thing

    you pick your targets as you see fit and I won't have any say in that
    Well free choice absolutely is. I urge you to consider what a jury might say at a pot shot killing a someone driving away at 500m. Certainly would look bad here.
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