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 MarineTpartier View Post
    They aren't very accurate either. They are more of an area fire weapon. Also, when I am trying to pick off individuals from the grassy knoll, it leaves that bothersome smoke trail behind it that just screams "Arrest me!". Yeah, rocket launchers are no good.
    Or "hey gais, go ahead and mow me down with that helo mounted mini gun". For the purpose of insurgency, a suppressed magazine-fed 22 caliber rifle would be just fine.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so why did guys on point carry shotguns in the Nam/ why do prison guards and US Marshalls guarding prisoners carry shotguns. why does a guy like me who was a world class shooter and who had dozens of guns to choose from keep a shotgun as my primary home defense weapon. And why do thousands of people shoot at the National championships at Camp Perry each year with real or semi auto "assault rifles"

    And lets look at your pathetic argument. You somehow think its wrong to have a weapon for killing and you limit that to war. That is just plain ignorant. I have guns for all sorts of reasons and one of the most important is to protect my family from criminals and my animals from coyotes. and in both cases, military styled rifles are ideal tools in SOME situations
    And, don't forget the trenchguns of WWI and WWII. Further distance combat than Nam with nastier setups including clustered machine gun nests, and yet even with all those automatics the trenchgun still got plenty of up close and personal use.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Hello I'll repeat myself:

    Otherwise assault weapons have an explicit purpose and that is to kill people in war. Shotguns have their purpose too. And that is to kill game pretty much. Cann the two be interchanged sure. But one is to feed humans the other is to kill them.
    Winston, no gun is specifically designed to kill. They are designed to fire projectiles within the characteristics of the gun itself. Assault rifles are so named because they were designed to have some mid-range effectivenes while being practical for close range applications, the reason some have full auto capability is for suppression purposes, to keep an enemy down, not necessarily to kill.
    The other reason for having a quick rate of fire is that oh **** moment when a line breaks down, or you otherwise get overrun facing large numbers of attackers, not necessarily in war either. L.A. riots, riots during the Vietnam era ring a bell? The Tawana Brawley incident?
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    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
    From above: "Mexican law enforcement officials report that certain types of rifles such as AK variants with detachable magazines are being used more frequently by drug trafficking organizations,."
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    All fully automatic firearms after 1986 are banned by federal law, only holders of an FFLIII license may own fully automatics made prior to that. There are only two ways to qualify for an FFLIII and that is to register as either a dealer or collector, all assault rifles have a selector switch and fire automatic thus can only be purchased under both conditions that I mentioned.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    All fully automatic firearms after 1986 are banned by federal law, only holders of an FFLIII license may own fully automatics made prior to that. There are only two ways to qualify for an FFLIII and that is to register as either a dealer or collector, all assault rifles have a selector switch and fire automatic thus can only be purchased under both conditions that I mentioned.
    The Mexican Drug cartel seems to have great success with the semi-automatic weapons they are getting from the US that are legal here, but illegal in Mexico.

    From above: "Mexican law enforcement officials report that certain types of rifles such as AK variants with detachable magazines are being used more frequently by drug trafficking organizations."
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The Mexican Drug cartel seems to have great success with the semi-automatic weapons they are getting from the US that are legal here, but illegal in Mexico.

    From above: "Mexican law enforcement officials report that certain types of rifles such as AK variants with detachable magazines are being used more frequently by drug trafficking organizations."
    Maybe we should try stopping our Justice Department from selling them to Mexican and then trying to convince us it was just a "sting".

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    All fully automatic firearms after 1986 are banned by federal law, only holders of an FFLIII license may own fully automatics made prior to that. There are only two ways to qualify for an FFLIII and that is to register as either a dealer or collector, all assault rifles have a selector switch and fire automatic thus can only be purchased under both conditions that I mentioned.
    Has nothing to do with my post.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Maybe we should try stopping our Justice Department from selling them to Mexican and then trying to convince us it was just a "sting".
    They were getting them from the US long before this administration. That is why there was a sting operation to begin with.

    What you and the others haven't addressed is why these guns are the gun of choice by the Mexican drug cartel.
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