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
    308 caliber?
    ......

    ahem.



    shut up.

    mea culpa - too many screaming children in my house today.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    ......

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    shut up.

    mea culpa - too many screaming children in my house today.
    7.62 NATO

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    7.62 NATO
    I prefer 7.62 x 54r
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    I prefer 7.62 x 54r
    the old Nagant stuff is generally corrosive

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the old Nagant stuff is generally corrosive
    No issue if you clean your weapon.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    No issue if you clean your weapon.
    true enough but the MNs are inferior to the garand and the modern heavy stuff like the AR 10 or the FN FAL

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well you would be wrong then but that is not really relevant

    the only thing that counts is HOW the person who possesses the weapon uses it

    and with several hundred legally owned real machine guns in the USA-including many real assault rifles" there are no instances of anyone being killed in decades
    Please tell me where I am "Wrong".

    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

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    true enough but the MNs are inferior to the garand and the modern heavy stuff like the AR 10 or the FN FAL
    I've hit 3" groups at 200 yard's with the stock sights. That's good enough for me.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    Please tell me where I am "Wrong".

    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
    you are wrong claiming that the only purpose is to kill people

    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

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    In many ways , I agree. However...I love my 10 gauge as home defense and piece of mind. I am pleased that my wife has her little .38.

    I also know neither will be much use against an AK47 on automatic.

    Both my weapons serve an acceptable purpose in my mind...assault weapons have ONLY one designed purpose.

    Killing as many people as possible.

    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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