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
these work for me too
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"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool." : Stephen King
"Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto." Thomas Jefferson
I like remington as a brand but the cheap remingtons are pretty much the worst when it comes to use in semi autos. now the golden 22 bulk packs aren't bad but the thunderbolts suck and jam. So I use them in my 10 shot SW 617 22 revolver and my kid uses them in his BL-22 lever gun. don't use them in a 10-22 Jamomatic
the cheap winchesters have light bullets and jam too
It isn't only ignorance on the part of a democrat senator, I give you Jim Zumbo.
Jim had a hellova career in hunting and firearms. He has degrees in wildlife/forestry and since 1962 has been writing articles for Outdoor Life. He was the Hunting Editor for that magazine, had a hunting show on the Outdoor Channel, lectured on hunting and firearms for the NRA focussing on big game hunting, (the 'manliest' hunting to be done in the minds of many hunter/firearms owners). he was a spokesman for Remington Arms.
Jim's TV shows sported such sponsors as Gerber Knives and Mossy Oak, and he has written 23 books and approx 1,500 articles.
All that is to say Jim is a bit of an authority on firearms and the American way...
errrr until he wrote the following-
"I must be living in a vacuum. The guides on our hunt tell me that the use of AK and AR rifles have a rapidly growing following among hunters.... I call them 'assault' rifles, which may upset some people....I see no place for these weapons among our hunting fraternity. I'll go so far as to call them 'terrorist' rifles.... we don't need to be lumped into the group of people who terrorize the world with them.... I have always been comfortable with the statement that hunters don't use assault rifles... to most of the public, an assault rifle is a terrifying thing. lets divorce ourselves from them. I say game departments should ban them from our prairies and woods."
So 'ignorant' isn't just a 'gun' grabber trait. Even life long experts in the field are uncomfortable with 'assault' rifles. Zumbo was quickly stripped of jobs,shows,sponsors, and vilified by the firearm industry. He knelt before the Motor City mad man and is slowly crawling back into the hunting/firearm community.
Like it or not 'assault' rifles do conjur up fear and loathing like pitbulls, mimes, and lawyers. The public sees the high speed sportscar as cleaning the gene pool most the time, remember that 'Jackass' star? If AR gun nuts would limit his killing to himself and a close buddy most of America would be cool with that. Unfortunately they don't.
Using silly comparisons with cars or with classIII weapons doesn't further the debate, it just stirs the pot.
Lots of people, to include many 'gun' owners, don't think 'black guns' should be sold to the general public.
FYI, I am not an anti-gunner. One of the weapons I carried was the 'mattel toy' for Gawd and Country. I prefer and own a heavy barreled version of the AK, it just seems to be a bit more flexible for what I hunt. Oh and a DPMS 308 with a 24" barrel, not an 'assault' rifle by any means, big and heavy it is my pig sweeper. All my other rifles are bolt operated.
I don't plan on equipping a personal militia so I have a modest selection of firearms, but each is a trusted, well worn friend.
I own a couple of so-called "assault rifles" and I would most definitely buy a few more but they are lower on the list of things I need, like a new air-conditioner for my truck and wood flooring for my house. However, I was in Academy sports just yesterday checking out the AR-15's just in case they get restricted next year. I already have a LAR-8/AR-10 (which is a .308 AR-15), and I will be using it to hunt deer starting in late October. I also have been doing a little bit of wild hog hunting with it too (haven't shot a hog with it yet though). I figure it is a multi-purpose gun, because not only it is good for deer and hog hunting, but it could be a self-defense gun if required if anarchy broke out or something. And hunting is good practice for if you ever have to use it in other scenarios (that hopefully will never happen). And if you haven't read it, the book, "One Second After" is a great book that talks about a possible scenario were an "assault rifle" would come in handy.
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