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 Catawba View Post
    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.
    Because they work, are easily available and they do not care a lick about "legality" since they are criminals by trade. Perhaps the SAME reason that the cartels are the seller of choice for recreational drugs in the U.S., they have no competition. Mexico "outalws" most guns yet, as with ALL other laws, they are ignored by the criminal cartels. It would pose some SLIGHT additional "costs" on the cartels if they had to rely on alternate sources of weapons, but they simply view ALL laws as "obstacles" to be overcome, not really as a show stopper.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    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.
    Because, thankfully, they are usually stupid, poorly trained and really don't understand proper application of deadly force or efficient use of force. Unfortunately, they do know a little something about fear and intimidation. Unfortunately for the Mexican people, their police and military are not only corrupt, but almost as poorly trained. Well the magazines may give them more bullets to shoot, someone well trained and disciplined could be even more effective with a Revolver. Of course, someone well trained and disciplined using a 20 round mag will be more effective with it than with a revolver.

    If these drug guys and even Gang Bangers in the US would simply train themselves, they would kill more of their targets and would kill far less bystanders. Whether the used a 100 round, full auto AR-15 based weapon (which actually sucks pretty bad on full auto) or a old single action revolver. A proper selected round from a well aimed gun against selected targets is much more efficient way to kill than just spraying ammo in a general direction. However, spraying ammo is a fairly effective fear weapon, just not an effective kill weapon.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    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.


    Probably the same reason I own such rifles: they are good and effective weapons. That's why I have them.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Probably the same reason I own such rifles: they are good and effective weapons. That's why I have them.
    What does the Mexican drug cartel find them good and effective at?
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Well the magazines may give them more bullets to shoot..............

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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."
    So what? They are illegall in Mexico, but the cartels have them. You can thank Holder and the justice department for making it easier for them, oh, and by the way, they have more untraceable guns there than traceable, the traceable ones are from the U.S. because we are one of the few countries that require serial numbers to be included.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Has nothing to do with my post.
    Has everything to do with your post, you falsely claimed that some assault rifles are readily available. Legally they are not.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    What does the Mexican drug cartel find them good and effective at?


    Besides fighting each other and the police, they find them most effective at terrorizing a population where the law abiding Mexican citizen is disarmed.

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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."
    what does that have to do with the topic? Illegal use of weapons by foreigners has absolutely no relevance to honest Americans owning similar weapons

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what does that have to do with the topic? Illegal use of weapons by foreigners has absolutely no relevance to honest Americans owning similar weapons
    Well, I think the fact that over a million of their citizens will attempt to get to our side of the border each year, it might come into play. Especially when our current leadership not only doesn't want to do anything to stop them from comming but has public fought against taking reasonable steps to stop them from voting in our upcoming election. As a citizen of a border state, it plays very heavy here, after all, we need to have the means to fight off these cartel guys that keep coming accross into our state and causing problems.

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