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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    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    I live about two miles away from Knob Creek, and when this event takes place...it sounds like a Huge War going on.

    Generally, the police avoid this area for that week, as it is pretty much a KKK rally.


    Anyway....why do people "Need" these weapons then?
    Why do you "need" your Xbox? Why do you "need" an iPod? Why do you "need" any nonessential item other than that using it is something you enjoy, and in the case of firearms, something that is Constitutionally protected? And why do you ignore the fact that throughout our history most violent crimes and even firearm related 'mass murders' do NOT involve "assault rifles", yet, there you are, along wih the usual kast of klowns, leading the call for a ban because you don't like it.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    Anyway....why do people "Need" these weapons then?
    The prefatory clause stipulates militia duty.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Meh, rather have more computer gear.

    If I thought things were getting bad enough or close enough to a multi-year disaster I might buy one. Just a hedge against the crazies who are dying to use theirs.
    Another engineer company offered to let us buy their commemorative Colt AR-15. The chief reason I turned them down was that I'de rather use the money on a new game computer since Mists of Pandera comes out only a couple weeks after I return home

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    If I thought I had to go up against government, I'd go another way altogether.
    The prefatory clause stipulates militia duty, which action taken with the government, not against.
    Last edited by Jerry; 07-29-12 at 09:42 AM.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    Recently, A Democrat senator suggested that he has no idea why anyone would need to have an assault rifle. His ignorance is the premise of his decision to limit the 2nd amendment. To me the answer is pretty easy.

    I would own an assault reason for the exact same reason I would own a superfast sports car that is built to exceed legal speed limits. So that if the Chinese drilling off our coast where we are not allowed to ever decided to sneak soldiers and nukes into the gulf instead of oil rig workers and equipment and invaded Florida blitzkrieg style, I'd have a chance of getting out alive.

    Seriously though, would you own an assault rifle? And if so, why?
    I don't even like guns AT ALL.....but.....in light of the recent coup d'etat attempt by our own government, I have purchased a couple of street sweepers to combat any domestic terrorists that might think they're going to invade my property line. They're a bit more expensive than say, an SKS you'd buy from your local motorcycle club, but a serious piece of artillery that makes you sleep good at night.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by sKiTzo View Post
    I don't even like guns AT ALL.....but.....in light of the recent coup d'etat attempt by our own government, I have purchased a couple of street sweepers to combat any domestic terrorists that might think they're going to invade my property line. They're a bit more expensive than say, an SKS you'd buy from your local motorcycle club, but a serious piece of artillery that makes you sleep good at night.
    What's the closest major city to where you live? (Please don't say Philadelphia or Baltimore....)
    I'll be more than happy to stay as far away as possible.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    I live about two miles away from Knob Creek, and when this event takes place...it sounds like a Huge War going on.

    Generally, the police avoid this area for that week, as it is pretty much a KKK rally.
    ?

    Ludicrously false statement. I know people who go to Knob Creek and it is not remotely anything to do with the KKK. You're straying into gratuitous baiting, Tecoyah.
    Last edited by Goshin; 07-29-12 at 10:16 AM.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?



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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    How is banning assault weapons a unreasonable limit on the second amendment.

    RPG are banned. As are tanks.

    Why do you need an assault rifle? You don't.
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA et al. v. HELLER
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    We also recognize another important limitation on the right to keep and carry arms. Miller said, as we have explained, that the sorts of weapons protected were those "in common use at the time." 307 U. S., at 179. We think that limitation is fairly supported by the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of "dangerous and unusual weapons."

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    It may be objected that if weapons that are most useful in military service--M-16 rifles and the like--may be banned, then the Second Amendment right is completely detached from the prefatory clause. But as we have said, the conception of the militia at the time of the Second Amendment's ratification was the body of all citizens capable of military service, who would bring the sorts of lawful weapons that they possessed at home to militia duty. It may well be true today that a militia, to be as effective as militias in the 18th century, would require sophisticated arms that are highly unusual in society at large. Indeed, it may be true that no amount of small arms could be useful against modern-day bombers and tanks. But the fact that modern developments have limited the degree of fit between the prefatory clause and the protected right cannot change our interpretation of the right.

    FindLaw | Cases and Codes
    Pistol: In common use at the time? Yes. Is dangerous and unusual? No.
    Rifle: In common use at the time? Yes. Is dangerous and unusual? No.
    Automatic rifle: In common use at the time? Yes. Is dangerous and unusual? No.
    Hand grenade: In common use at the time? Yes. Is dangerous and unusual? Yes.
    Grenade launcher: In common use at the time? Yes. Is dangerous and unusual? Yes.
    Rocket launcher: In common use at the time? Yes. Is dangerous and unusual? Yes.
    Patriot missile battery: In common use at the time? No. Is dangerous and unusual? Yes.
    Nuclear warheads: In common use at the time? No. Is dangerous and unusual? Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    OK. SO the only need required for owning crack is that I wish to own it? The only need for owning a meth lab is that I want to own it? The only need for me wanting a nuke is that I want to own it? A tank? A missile launcher? There are no lines, right?
    Crack Cocaine: In common use at the time: No. Is dangerous and unusual: Yes.
    Methamphetamine: In common use at the time: No. Is dangerous and unusual: Yes.
    Meth-lab: In common use at the time: No. Is dangerous and unusual: Yes.
    Nuclear weapon: In common use at the time: No. Is dangerous and unusual: Yes.

    Tanks are not weapons. Tanks are vehicles weapons can be mounted on, but anyone with enough money to buy one can own a tank. That does not mean you can have a functioning cannon, 50cal machine gun, 2 saw machine guns, or grenades...it means you can have the tank and the tank only. You can own a black hawk helicopter, also...doesn't mean you can have the twin mini-guns.

    Concealed carry in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Criminals generally want easy targets. Having a gun makes you a harder target. When you're in a population which carries, you are safer even if you don't carry a gun yourself, because a criminal has no way of knowing if you're carrying concealed or not and doesn't want to risk finding out the hard way.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    No, they are authorized police officers and get access to weapons that civilians do not.



    Already have, your point was that you think you are entitled to access to the same types of weapons as the police who have been trained and authorized to be police officers.

    You are no police officer, but hell you pretend to be a lawyer, you may as well pretend to be a police officer as well. Knock yourself out!


    since you have had a dozen times to address the point and will not I can only assume you don't have the ability to do so. You are nothing but spamming idiocy on this thread with your evasions

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    I live about two miles away from Knob Creek, and when this event takes place...it sounds like a Huge War going on.

    Generally, the police avoid this area for that week, as it is pretty much a KKK rally.


    Anyway....why do people "Need" these weapons then?
    wow-some really moronic stereotyping going on there

    why? because one day people who think like you might want to ban everything you think OTHERS shouldn't have and that weapon might be useful to help me and others put an end to such idiocy

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