No! Only crazies own assault rifles.
No, they are too expensive!
No, no need to.
Yes, for self defense
Yes, for recreation and sport
Yes, to perform my patriotic duty if the nation is invaded
Yes, because it's my constiutional right
Yes, because I'm one of the CRAZIES!!! hahahahaha
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
And...it DOES matter that these weapons were designed with the sole purpose of killing humans.
What...pray tell, is a REAL ASSAULT RIFLE?
"Since the Firearms Owners' Protection Act of May 19, 1986, ownership of newly manufactured machine guns has been prohibited to civilians. Machine guns which were manufactured prior to the Act's passage are regulated under the National Firearms Act, but those manufactured after the ban cannot ordinarily be sold to or owned by civilians.Since 1934, there appear to have been at least two homicides committed with legally owned automatic weapons.
One was a murder committed by a law enforcement officer (as opposed to a civilian). On September 15th, 1988, a 13-year veteran of the Dayton, Ohio police department, Patrolman Roger Waller, then 32, used his fully automatic MAC-11 .380 caliber submachine gun to kill a police informant, 52-year-old Lawrence Hileman. Patrolman Waller pleaded guilty in 1990, and he and an accomplice were sentenced to 18 years in prison. The 1986 'ban' on sales of new machine guns does not apply to purchases by law enforcement or government agencies. "
GunCite - Gun Control: Machine Guns
dayton cop is a civilian
wow two cases -the second case is not listed
in Dayton the police will not sign off on Class III stamps. he got the chief LEO consent since he is a cool
the fact remains banning registration and sales of post May 19, 1986 MGs was not due to crime control
Lot of disinformation and factual errors there.
For one thing, the vast majority of what are widely termed "assault weapons" owned by US civilians are NOT capable of full auto fire, only semi-auto.
For another, a shotgun or pistol is NOT "useless" against an AK47 on "full auto". Full auto is not some magic wand. Militarily it is used mainly for fire suppression. Recoil and muzzle climb tend to make most shots after the first miss high, unless we're talking mounted weapons or something.
Put a man with a shotgun vs a man with a "full auto" AK47 and the outcome is going to depend on a variety of things...
Who sees who first
Who shoots first
Who is more skilled with arms and mentally more steady under fire
Cover, concealment, maneuver
Who shoots ACCURATELY first
Range between the two when someone first opens fire
An "assault rifle" has three main advantages over a shotgun: range, mag capacity and rapid reloading. These advantages make it a more versatile weapon but they aren't necessarily the decisive factor in a combat situation.
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