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 Lachean View Post
    I know right, to think I got a 3 point infraction for posting it. I guess facts are considered baiting when the majority are ignorant.
    You got an infraction for posting that video???? If you wanna take a second, PM me with the reason and who did it.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I recently purchased a .45 rifle with pistol grip, front grip, and red dot site specifically to blow **** up for fun, wet work if (God forbid) it become necessary, and of course, zombie insurance. I can put a full magazine inside of a quarter sized dot at 50 feet and thats about the range of my eyesight.
    Like a hi-point carbine? I have considered something like that in the past..
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Whats an assault weapon? This should be priceless.
    The ones I have seen dudes get are the old Russian and Chinese made SKS that they pull out like a douche at Deer Camp. I don't think its a true assault weapon though. I think the problem is not so much assault weapons because thats kind of a catch all for any military type gun. The problem is high capacity magazines. Let's take the guns that I own: Remington Model 700 ADL .270, Remington Model 870 Wingmaster 12 gauge, Browning Sweet 16 (Belgium Made Model), and my first gun from when I was a kid a single shot 410. Now lets say I walk into a crowded public place with the intent on killing as many people as I can. My problem with those guns is that while the first 3 are very deadly (more so than the average "assault weapon", I am only going to be able to kill about 5 people at most before I probably get taken down while I am reloading or people have the time to run away while I am reloading. However, thanks to my friends at the NRA, I can buy guns with higher capacity magazines than our soldiers in combat even use, so I can kill until I get sick of it.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    You got an infraction for posting that video???? If you wanna take a second, PM me with the reason and who did it.
    Done and done.
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    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 Lachean View Post
    I think purchases out of fear of a ban would be another reason to buy an "assault rifle," such fears certainly spike gun sales.
    They may be seen as investments, since the value of an "illegal" item in great demand (think cocaine) is profitable. ;-)
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The ones I have seen dudes get are the old Russian and Chinese made SKS that they pull out like a douche at Deer Camp. I don't think its a true assault weapon though. I think the problem is not so much assault weapons because thats kind of a catch all for any military type gun. The problem is high capacity magazines. Let's take the guns that I own: Remington Model 700 ADL .270, Remington Model 870 Wingmaster 12 gauge, Browning Sweet 16 (Belgium Made Model), and my first gun from when I was a kid a single shot 410. Now lets say I walk into a crowded public place with the intent on killing as many people as I can. My problem with those guns is that while the first 3 are very deadly (more so than the average "assault weapon", I am only going to be able to kill about 5 people at most before I probably get taken down while I am reloading or people have the time to run away while I am reloading. However, thanks to my friends at the NRA, I can buy guns with higher capacity magazines than our soldiers in combat even use, so I can kill until I get sick of it.
    While im jealous of your Wingmaster (I have an express) I kinda wanted you to answer the question on what is an "assault weapon," preferably including the words "fully-automatic" so that I not assume you ignorant on the subject.

    That being said, banning high cap mags will be hugely ineffective. Its illegal in my state to buy/sell and I have a pair. Make that a federal ban and people will buy used from the pool of millions that are out there.
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    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 got one, an AR-15. Pretty sweet. Thinkin 'bout going shooting on Sunday.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    While im jealous of your Wingmaster (I have an express tactical, :puke) I kinda wanted you to answer the question on what is an "assault weapon," preferably including the words "fully-automatic" so that I not assume you ignorant on the subject.

    That being said, banning high cap mags will be hugely ineffective. Its illegal in my state to buy/sell and I have a pair. Make that a federal ban and people will buy used from the pool of millions that are out there.
    Why not ban them anyway then if there are millions out there? If you ban the sell of them, then even to sell them in a private sale would be illegal. Most people do not like to engage in illegal gun transactions because they are worried that if they were caught they would lose all their guns, and people like their guns. So you would only have a tiny fraction of that on the black market. Moreover, everything wears out eventually. If you ban the sale of them, with every passing year there are a few less out there in private hands. Finally, being that few people had this crap 30 years ago, I can't imagine that there would be millions of them in private hands. I am a life long gun owner, yet I have never had the need or want for one. The vast majority of the people that I know that own guns own them for hunting purposes primarily.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Why not ban them anyway then if there are millions out there? If you ban the sell of them, then even to sell them in a private sale would be illegal. Most people do not like to engage in illegal gun transactions because they are worried that if they were caught they would lose all their guns, and people like their guns. So you would only have a tiny fraction of that on the black market. Moreover, everything wears out eventually. If you ban the sale of them, with every passing year there are a few less out there in private hands. Finally, being that few people had this crap 30 years ago, I can't imagine that there would be millions of them in private hands. I am a life long gun owner, yet I have never had the need or want for one. The vast majority of the people that I know that own guns own them for hunting purposes primarily.

    You have no credibility on this topic with anyone who understands it. that penis envy crap is the same nonsense the loony gun haters spew.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Like a hi-point carbine? I have considered something like that in the past..
    Thats what it is. I looked at the Tommy gun...but I could get the whole set up for under 350 vs 1200 for the Tommy. It took about 19 minutes to get the thing completely railed and sighted. Ive gone through several bricks of ammo...my wife, kids, even one of the grandkids. Never had a single problem. Very happy with it.

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