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 TurtleDude View Post
    ...lets stop the mental self abuse Thunder-this sort of post of yours is a pimple on the ass of a good discussion
    I'm sorry my beliefs offend you so.

    You asked me a question, and I answered it. Don't ask me any more questions if you are gonna reply with such pathetic hostility.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post


    CCI Mini Mags!
    Thanks- how's the accuracy?
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Thanks- how's the accuracy?

    those are pretty good. CCI green label target ammo is what I use for practice out out my CMP Kimber target rifle

    not quite as accurate as ELY match or RWS match but much less expensive

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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 would own an assault rifle. I assume they are fun to shoot at things that aren't human. Is there a reason to ban them? No. Is there a reason to own one? No. But then again people by Lambourghinis for no reason either
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Thanks- how's the accuracy?
    Pretty darn good compared to Federal Bulk ammo, CCI makes better but for the price the difference is negligible.
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
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    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?

    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


    http://www.smsguns.com/images/Rifle%...olt%2022LR.jpg

    the cheap winchesters have light bullets and jam too

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    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.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    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.
    yawn-if he doesn't want to own them fine

    but that is where it should end.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    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.

    One Second After: onesecondafter.com - Home

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