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?

    I don't see why I would need one. I'm not making a statement for or against gun rights here, I'm just saying that I personally don't feel the need to have one. I don't associate with sociopaths, I don't go to dangerous areas, and I'm a wallflower who probably isn't a likely target anyhoo. If I ever did feel the need to get a gun in self-defense it wouldn't be an assault rifle.

    On the other hand, I understand guns just about as much as the average retiree understands computers, so no need to take my opinion to heart
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    I don't see why I would need one. I'm not making a statement for or against gun rights here, I'm just saying that I personally don't feel the need to have one. I don't associate with sociopaths, I don't go to dangerous areas, and I'm a wallflower who probably isn't a likely target anyhoo. If I ever did feel the need to get a gun in self-defense it wouldn't be an assault rifle.

    On the other hand, I understand guns just about as much as the average retiree understands computers, so no need to take my opinion to heart
    You know that is an honest position

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    I don't bowl anymore so I sold the ball I had

    but I am not going to tell someone else its silly to own a set of irons, a tutu or a bunch of bowling balls (my friends say they have different balls depending on how slick or dry the lanes are)

    its about choice!!

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    I would own a assault rifle just because I wanted too. There should be no reason to question another American why they want to own a firearm. There is the presumption of innocence that is more important than what someone else believe is the purpose of owning a assault rifle. After all no one questions someone when they are buying fuel. And one could use fuels to kill a great number of people at onetime. In Norway massacre furl oil and fertilizer killed 8 people and injured 209. The majority of gun owners are responsible and will never kill anyone. Take guns away assault rifles or whatever and people will still kill people one way or another.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    because that is what the current military issued weapons are and its easier to reload then the weapon I listed above

    also every fully automatic weapon currently available uses either a magazine (hand held) or a belt feed (usually tripod mounted)


    Yes, they are easier to reload which means more people can be killed with them before reloading. This is why they were banned in the US in the 90's and why they are illegal in Mexico.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Shooting Enthusiast - Understanding 18 USC 922R

    this describes this idiocy

    I had a Egyptian made AK that was only legal if it had an American made mag (guess what-many mags don't have any identifying marks)

    I friend of mine is an AK expert and was in the Russian Naval infantry as an armorer. I gave it to him and he rebuilt it with a bunch of american parts
    Eeehhh, I dunno. I think the code goes along way toward baffling; as in exhaust, a foreign market that can under cut US law. The AK is of course all satinless steel and can shoot in wet sand, but, it ain't what we look for in the US: ya'know? It's I think; not ours . . Something like that. And I have to say; given the news lately, that assault weapons and multi round clips are going to be thing of the past in the consumer market.

    BTW, I go to school these days with a gal who grew up in Russia and her family's next door neighbor was Mikhail Kalashnikov . . .
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Constitutional Right my ass, when the Constitution was written we didn't have Assault Riffles. Everybody had guns because they hunted for their food, they didn't have high tech homes where they could protect themselves, and they did not live in an age where they could just fire off a nuke to protect themselves. Times have changed, I'm not saying that gun laws would prevent these shootings, but what I am saying is that not having these laws in place gives people a more easy means of doing so. If somebody were to obtain Assault Riffles illegally, we know that the only thing that can be done is to step up enforcement, there is no question whether if we had a law in place would it have stopped this event. Nobody needs an Assault Riffle for protection, and if you do, then you have bigger problems on your hands.
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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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    Back then the musket and Kentucky long rifle were 'in common use at the time', and so those arms were protected. Today the M16 is 'in common use at the time', and so the M16 is protected. In 50 years should sci-fi laser rifles become 'in common use at the time', laser rifles will be protected for private ownership by the 2nd Amendment.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    Let me state my bias first: I have never even fired a gun and I wish 99% of the people who owned them did not. I seriously envy countries where guns are so uncommon, even the cops don't usually carry them. That said, I understand gun-control types like myself lost the constitutional debate and now must accept a country in which gun ownership (should be) virtually uncontrolled.

    But as to assault weapons, I think the slippery slope is not as to other guns but as to other weapons. If these are legal, why not other means of mass destruction?
    An assault rifle is not a W.M.D. Please keep the emotional hyperbole to a minimum.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    An assault rifle is not a W.M.D. Please keep the emotional hyperbole to a minimum.
    Furthermore a W.M.D. is not really an "arm."
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Back then the musket and Kentucky long rifle were 'in common use at the time', and so those arms were protected. Today the M16 is 'in common use at the time', and so the M16 is protected. In 50 years should sci-fi laser rifles become 'in common use at the time', laser rifles will be protected for private ownership by the 2nd Amendment.
    Aww dude I so want a Pulse Rifle!
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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Yes, they are easier to reload which means more people can be killed with them before reloading. This is why they were banned in the US in the 90's and why they are illegal in Mexico.
    you really are clueless as to guns-what was banned was magazine fed weapons that had "bayonet lugs" "flash hiders" "Pistol grips" and "folding stocks"

    real assault rifles have been highly regulated since 1934 and any made after May 19 1986 banned for most people to own. The magazine limits were not based on any empirical evidence-it was a number pulled out of someone's butt

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