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
I have given several forms of proof that civilian LEOs are civilians
the PC act distinguishes between MILITARY AND CIVILIAN
you all just make unsupported statements
I point out that FBI, DEA SS etc are under the CIVIL SERVICE job paradigm just like IRS revenue officers, IRS examiners, AUSAs, DOJ support staff, GSA building managers, etc
YOu merely assert cops are not civilians
Did the OP, or are we using the proper definition of assault rifle, or are we on about assault weapons. Regarding them, I could see owning an ar15. I know how to shoot it, it has light/cheap ammo, it's easy to clean and repair (I learned some of that too), it's accurate to way out even on the iron sights and the round will take stuff down. I think the tumble would mess a bear up pretty well. Other than that, people have many reasons that they want particular rifles. Why should I be forced to learn some other weapon, how to shoot, clean, maintain, etc just because it looks mean. Capacity? Nonsense. It's just a good rifle that I know how to use proper, and I don't see it so much as an 'assault weapon'. Really, taking the military design off the shelf is wasting civilian knowledge in regard to firearms and asking for a higher percentage of ignorant gun-owners.
Bolt action is not the best rifle for most people who have fired rifles before. Most people who have fired rifles, outside of hunting areas, did so in the military. Normal men and women who might want to hunt/defend/'play' with a rifle, millions. Let's take the rifle they know how to use off the market? It's tantamount to intentionally creating underskilled rifle users.
An ar15 is a rifle, not an Assault Something. Excuse me if I don't want the government to force me to use an antique should I want a rifle. Musket argument... done.
after WWII the 98 and the Springfield were still popular but millions of rounds were shot through the Garand and MI carbines that the Dept of CIVILIAN marksmanship sold to CIVILIANS at then discount prices (I have 5 Garands and 5 carbines from that source plus a few thousand rounds of 30-06 ball ammo)
now the AR 15 is incredibly popular with guys who were taught how to clean, repair and maintain the almost similar M16 rifle in Nam or later
Good point Eco
Having been to this event, as well as a lising football game....I can state it IS pretty much infested with Racists types, Skinheads, and scary ass "Hey Y'all Watch This" malitia members wanting a chance to blow stuff up.
Colorado shooting: Police groups call for tougher gun laws - latimes.comWASHINGTON — Despite the tough political climate for federal gun control legislation, [B]a coalition of law enforcement groups on Thursday called for background checks on all gun buyers and a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines after the Colorado shooting rampage.[/B]“After looking at what happened in Aurora, Colo., who could be in favor of these high-capacity magazines?” asked Hubert Williams, president of the Police Foundation and chairman of the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence.They issued their plea as the House of Representatives condemned the mass shooting and expressed condolences to the families and friends of the 12 people killed and wishes for the recovery of the 58 injured. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, visiting Aurora on Thursday, called for renewal of the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004.
“We cannot be ... hiding behind the 2nd Amendment to justify weapons that the writers of the Constitution never imagined,” Jackson said in an interview. Asked about the resistance in Congress to gun control legislation, he cited the difficulty in passing civil rights legislation. “You have to be persistent. It was tough, but we were right,” he said.
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