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 Lachean View Post
    He cited to you the legal definition, you cited answers.com...

    Goodness you cannot help lying, trolling and repeating yourself despite being proven wrong can you?
    nor did he address the seminal point-how can the city of NY say a 17 round magazine in in pistol is good for SOME CIVILIANS for self defense but those same things are COMPLETELY UNSUITABLE FOR OTHER CIVILIANS?

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    He cited to you the legal definition, you cited answers.com...

    Goodness you cannot help lying, trolling and repeating yourself despite being proven wrong can you?
    He did no such thing. Post the link where he cited the legal definition, if you can.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    He did no such thing. Post the link where he cited the legal definition, if you can.
    more evasion

    US Code

    MIlitary vs civilian courts of law

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Legal definition of police: "A body sanctioned by local, state, or national government to enforce laws and apprehend those who break them.

    The police force as we know it came into being in England in the 1820s when Sir Robert Peel established London's first municipal force. Before that, policing had either been done by volunteers or by soldiers. Police officers in the twenty-first century have technological advantages at their disposal to help them solve crimes, but most rely primarily on training and instinct to do their work.

    In the United States, policing was originally done by the "watch system" in which local citizens would go on patrol and look for criminal activity. As cities grew, so did the amount of crime, and it became impossible to control it through volunteers. In the mid-1840s, New York City established the first paid professional police force in the United States. By the end of the nineteenth century, major cities across the nation had their own police forces. Regional police organizations were also established. Federal policing agencies such as the U.S. Park Police (who patrolled national parks), the Postal Inspectors (who helped ensure safe mail delivery) and the Border Patrol (which kept criminals from sneaking into or out of the country) were introduced. In 1905, Pennsylvania established the nation's first state police; other states quickly followed suit."

    police legal definition of police. police synonyms by the Free Online Law Dictionary.


    Legal definition of civilian: "Civilian is a person not serving in military or a person who does not belong to a particular group or engage in a particular activity. Any activity pursued by an ordinary citizen can be called a civilian pursuit. "

    http://definitions.uslegal.com/c/civilian-pursuits/
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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?
    Yes or no are pretty definitive answers. There is no requirement to weight out the number of yesses and nos. Everone could chose one of the nos if they wanted. Basically, that's a stupid question. However, if you can think of more "no" reasons that I left out (such as I'm a liberal from England where every move I make outside my front door is caught on government cameras so I'm not worried about personal safety), feel free to share them and I'll consider editing it.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The poll should have included an option for "I own an assault weapon to compensate for my cronic inferiority complex". That was the reason at least half the guys that had an assault weapon had one for.

    The problem isn't assault weapons though. Its the very high capacity magazines sold today.
    I have to disagree. Take any "assault" weapon, with the biggest magazine you can find, lay it on a table out of the way. Come back years later and I bet, baring someone else touching it, that it will be in the same place and except for maybe rust, the same condition. The magazine will not of moved it's self or the rifle and caused any problems. IT IS AN INANIMATE OBJECT, it cannot be a problem.

    People are and always will be the problem, not inaniate objects that do nothing without being used by a person. People can preach love one another and sit around singing "kumbya" all they want, but until every single person in the world joins you, there is and always will be "bad" people. Don't blame the tools that they use, blame the person. The only way to counter these "bad" people is with "good" people who also use the same tools but for good. Guns have no inherit "evil" or "good", only the person holding a gun can be "evil", "bad" or "good". Any law you pass that "limits the bad guys" also limits the good guys, unless you are willing to pay enough police to be with you and everyone else constantly, non-police "good" guys/gals are needed and you need to take responsibility for yourself.

    If you support limits and restrictions on "good" people, but a "bad" person does something "bad" because as a "badguy" he doesn't follow the rules anyways, then you are an accessary and enabler of that "badguy" and bear some responsibility for any bad he does beyond what would of occurred had a "good" person been able to intervene. Because there were no "goodguys" with the tools needed to limit the actions of the badguys, everyone who supports or votes for limits on the "goodguys" hold a share of the responsibility for the murders at Aurora, Tucson and elsewhere.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    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..
    wrong. by the definitions provided by some very prestigious dictionaries, LEOs are NOT civilians.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    wrong. by the definitions provided by some very prestigious dictionaries, LEOs are NOT civilians.
    that does not trump the US code that has one division

    civilian vs military


    why are police officers tried in civilian courts while military members in Military courts

    why are Federal law enforcement officers-be they FBI, DEA, CIA or US attorneys under the same retirement systems as IRS revenue officers, Department of Labor employees etc

    why does the POSSE COMMITATUS ACT prevent MILITARY from engaging in CIVILIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS

    here is another one

    What Is Federal Civilian Employment? | eHow.com

    If you work for the United States government and are not a uniformed member of the military or an elected official, you are a federal civilian employee. This includes both United States citizens as well as foreign nationals working within the continental United States and abroad. A

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Uh duh and I have said that is wrong but it also has no relevance to Thunder's idiotic claim that cops are not civilians..
    more than a few very legit. dictionaries define LEOs as NOT being civilians.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    more than a few very legit. dictionaries define LEOs as NOT being civilians.
    why do you ignore the real point I made

    how does a glock 17 go from being the issued self defense weapon for some civilians to totally unsuitable for other civilians in the same city?

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