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 Thunder View Post
    if they can't buy them in stores, and they can't buy them online, and they can't buy them in magazines.

    then it might be kinda hard for them to buy them.

    sure, they might try. or they might not.
    Who is more likely to be deterred by that law

    a guy planning mass murder with a potential of 12 death sentences

    or someone

    who has never even received a speeding ticket

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Criminal misuse of guns is more pervasive that the need for civilians to have them. That's why 80% of the intentional gun deaths in wealthy countries occur in the US.
    that is just another stupid unsupported bit of idiocy

    criminal misuse of firearms pales to the comparison of crimes prevented by law abiding armed citizens

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you forgot that many of those murders were not specified

    what we do know is that more than 50% of those doing time or on death row are black

    hispanics are listed as WHITE when they are the perpetrators btw

    do the math,

    hispanics are way overrepresented in murder convictions as well

    lots of illegals too

    6% of the population is making up more than half the people convicted of murder (Black females are rare in such cases so black males are responsible for over half the murders where there is a conviction)


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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Criminal misuse of guns is more pervasive that the need for civilians to have them. That's why 80% of the intentional gun deaths in wealthy countries occur in the US.
    It doesn't matter what the *need* is. The second amendment is not based on need, but on rights guaranteed. I'm going to guess that the intentional gun deaths in wealthy countries has nothing to do with wealth, and everything to do with culture.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Criminal misuse of guns is more pervasive that the need for civilians to have them. That's why 80% of the intentional gun deaths in wealthy countries occur in the US.
    I couldn't disagree with you more. If we wan't to use that line of logic though why not ban automobiles, after all they killed almost 35,000 people last year?

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Who is more likely to be deterred by that law...
    let me put this in plain English:

    nobody give a damn if they are deterred or not. The goal is to make it as hard as possible for them to acquire one, whether they respect the law or not.

    do you understand?

    or would you like us to pass an amendment to the law stating that it only pertains to criminals, and non-criminals are free to ignore it.

    would that satisfy you?
    Last edited by Thunder; 07-29-12 at 11:09 PM.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that is just another stupid unsupported bit of idiocy

    "the U.S. firearm homicide rate is about 20 times higher than in 22 other populous high-income countries combined, despite similar non-lethal crime and violence rates. Unsurprisingly then, they claim that in recent years, among 23 populous, high-income countries, 80 percent of all firearm deaths occurred in the United States. "

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Trying to change the subject doesn't hide your failure above.
    i think everyone saw you were schooled on this subject. If you look at that stat Goshin posted you will see no hispanics

    Hispanics are counted as whites in many studies


    Bureau of Justice Statistics Homicide trends in the U.S.: Trends by race

    the other day I bought my son a skeet gun. the dealer had a NEW form 4473 (and since I bought a pistol a month ago I know it was different)

    it used to be there were several boxes that you check-white, african american, asian etc

    now they have one specifically Latino or Non-latino

    interesting

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    let me put this in plain English:

    nobody give a damn if they are deterred or not. The goal is to make it as hard as possible for them to acquire one, whether they respect the law or not.

    do you understand?

    or would you like us to pass an amendment to the law stating that it only pertains to criminals, and non-criminals are free to ignore it.

    would that satisfy you?
    this has to be a new low in the idiocy of a Thunder post

    a new nadir has been reached

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    "the U.S. firearm homicide rate is about 20 times higher than in 22 other populous high-income countries combined, despite similar non-lethal crime and violence rates. Unsurprisingly then, they claim that in recent years, among 23 populous, high-income countries, 80 percent of all firearm deaths occurred in the United States. "

    Aurora and the U.S. Obsession with Guns: Leadership Wanted to Fight Political Capture | Brookings Institution
    I believe if you will look at the other wealthy countries we are compared to, you will likely see much more homogenous populations, with less diversity. This has nothing to do with wealth.
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