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
    Sure glad to know I've reached my "gold!" I knew there had to be a nugget in this thread somewhere!

    The turtledude made a claim he couldn't back up. If he had owned up to it, there would have been no need to prove his claim was false.
    Your claim was the moronic claim.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Your claim was the moronic claim.
    Arbo, don't feed the trolls.
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    I'm really afraid of guns and given my size (4' 11) and my weight an assault weapon would probably knock me on my kiester!
    An 'assault weapon' (whatever that means) is typically easier to fire with far less recoil than a single shot shotgun. You can empty a complete magazine from my .45 'assault rifle' in under five seconds and remain very accurate. Your 'fear' is prompted by the word, not the actual weapon. We have a gal that lives with us...very diminutive...Id say maybe a bit shorter than you. She fires every weapon I have effectively. Its understandable if someone doesnt LIKE weapons...I wish people didnt live in 'fear' of weapons. Fear tends to make one a victim.

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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.
    The only people you have fear from that might use or even possess an "AK47 on automatic" would be a criminal, and criminals have shown, throughout history, that they are pretty much immune to bans. These guys...those weapons and magazine restrictions didnt have much of an impact on them for example...


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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
    A 'machine gun'...to kill one person. If only the guy in question had been restricted to a .44. And the weapon you cited hardly qualifies as an 'assault rifle'.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    A 'machine gun'...to kill one person. If only the guy in question had been restricted to a .44. And the weapon you cited hardly qualifies as an 'assault rifle'.
    Not to mention they make up no more than 2% of all firearm related violence.
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Not to mention they make up no more than 2% of all firearm related violence.
    I posted several and could post more...hell...pretty much ALL of them. The mass murders in this country typically have nothing to do whatsoever with high magazine capacity. Frankly...high magazine capacity creates an undisciplined and far less effective shooter. But none of that matters. Its comical that people pretend they REAAAALLYY arent after gun bans...and then they are chiming in right along with usual collection of anti-gun morons completely ignoring the facts.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Your claim was the moronic claim.
    I made no claim, I just refuted the turtledudes claim.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I posted several and could post more...hell...pretty much ALL of them. The mass murders in this country typically have nothing to do whatsoever with high magazine capacity. Frankly...high magazine capacity creates an undisciplined and far less effective shooter. But none of that matters. Its comical that people pretend they REAAAALLYY arent after gun bans...and then they are chiming in right along with usual collection of anti-gun morons completely ignoring the facts.
    I just see it as more incrimentalism, so don't give em an inch because they'll never stop there.
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    I just see it as more incrimentalism, so don't give em an inch because they'll never stop there.
    SCOTUS has made it clear, that Americans have the right to keep and carry firearms.

    But they also made it clear, that common-sense regulations upon this right...are Constitutional.

    any attempt to take away all guns, or prevent the sale of handguns, or prevent the carry of all handguns, would be tossed out of court

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