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?

    The poll doesn't mention zombie attacks. I guess that makes sense, I'd probably get more use out of a shotgun (or a chainsaw or a machete) if/when the zombies come, depending on the situation at hand. Are the zombies coming? The Chinese? The Russians? Crazy people high on bath salts?

    I don't know for sure. Neither does anyone else. That is why I prepare (thank you, Boy Scouts). When I go camping, I take a rain poncho with me even though the forecast calls for sunny skies. I have several tools in my garage that I rarely use, heck I have a tool that will cut right through a cast-iron sewer pipe that I don't ever plan on using...But if I need to use it, I have it, and I know how to use it.

    My point is that a situation may arise when the ownership (and knowlege of proper use) of a semi-automatic rifle would come in very, very handy. If the zombies come, do you want to stick with that frying pan, or would you rather have something that packs a little more oomph? Exactly. If the zombies come, I either want an assault rifle or I want to be very, very good friends with someone who does.

    On second thought, I'll keep my semi-auto. Here, you can use my machete (or even my sewer line cutter). Best of luck.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by GJ Flash View Post
    The poll doesn't mention zombie attacks. I guess that makes sense, I'd probably get more use out of a shotgun (or a chainsaw or a machete) if/when the zombies come, depending on the situation at hand. Are the zombies coming? The Chinese? The Russians? Crazy people high on bath salts?

    I don't know for sure. Neither does anyone else. That is why I prepare (thank you, Boy Scouts). When I go camping, I take a rain poncho with me even though the forecast calls for sunny skies. I have several tools in my garage that I rarely use, heck I have a tool that will cut right through a cast-iron sewer pipe that I don't ever plan on using...But if I need to use it, I have it, and I know how to use it.

    My point is that a situation may arise when the ownership (and knowlege of proper use) of a semi-automatic rifle would come in very, very handy. If the zombies come, do you want to stick with that frying pan, or would you rather have something that packs a little more oomph? Exactly. If the zombies come, I either want an assault rifle or I want to be very, very good friends with someone who does.

    On second thought, I'll keep my semi-auto. Here, you can use my machete (or even my sewer line cutter). Best of luck.
    Zombies -> semi-auto rifle FTW, better skull penetration that most shotgun loads.

    For those that are looking at us crosseyed and backing away slowly, we don't necessarily mean literal zombies. "Zombies" is a metaphor for "some unexpected and improbable but highly disasterous Black Swan Event."

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Zombies -> semi-auto rifle FTW, better skull penetration that most shotgun loads.

    For those that are looking at us crosseyed and backing away slowly, we don't necessarily mean literal zombies. "Zombies" is a metaphor for "some unexpected and improbable but highly disasterous Black Swan Event."
    You ever see that Sons of Guns Ruger 10/22 in a P90ish bullpup for their "Ultimate Zombie Gun"?
    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 notquiteright View Post
    A lot of what ifing in this.

    I don't know too many folks can make an offhand T-Box shot with only partial exposure on moving heads, the hostage taker and the hostage. Your asking a lot for some badguy to not shoot you, or cut the kid while your steady up and squeeze. You must have ice water for blood.

    Most of the time you will be clearing your house, working toward the children's bedrooms, don't know about you but I like my kid's room a bit away from the parental bedroom due to my wife not being much of a pillow biter...

    The problem with a shotgun is the same as bolt gun or carbine in house clearing. The barrel leads. The badguy doesn't need to grab it, simply be aware you are exactly right there. Pistols work well in room to room movement where you don't want to wave a barrel in the room before entering. (tactical movement goes MUCH farther than what weapon you use, though a shotgun when your children are in the house does seem like a poor selection.) Pieing the room before entering goes along way toward success in clearing a room.

    For home defense nothing more than a revolver is needed, that some of we like high cap semi-autos, 8 round shotguns, or ARs to do the job has little to do with the job, a lot more to do with the lose nut on the trigger...

    But hey 99.99999% of the home defenders will never actually have to clear rooms, T-Box a bad guy holding their daughter at knife point, or expend more than 3 rounds defending the home. Most likely some drunken, drugged up guy thinking you are easy pickings so your have to wait until you are over 70 or a single mom even then at best one round expended or just seeing the pistol will have the turd roller fleeing in terror....
    most of this is somewhat true. but some is not. I'd rather have more rounds and not need them........

    I reviewed a shooting out of Kalifornia

    1) one bad guy armed with an old 32 caliber browning pistol-the one that was popular with French and other continental European police Departments

    4) LAPD or County Sheriffs. three armed with Smith and wesson 357s with 125 grain JHP-the really good stuff-the ammo Evan Marshall's studies proved was the most effective pistol stopping round on earth

    PO PO #4-870 shotgun triple ought buck


    bad guy starts firing at Cop #1-cop #1 takes a minor hit to the leg-goes down but takes a kneeling position and fires all 6 shots at the mope-at least 4 are solid chest hits.

    bad guy reloads and engages cop #2-hits the cop twice in the chest-body armor stops the weak 32 but the third round clips the deputy in the shoulder-that cop fires simultaneously-at least two center of mass hits. Cop #1 has speed loaders he cranks a few more rounds at the mope-hits him 3-4 times

    Mope reloads and starts moving at an angle towards the guy with the leg wound. cop #3 in a flanking position blasts the mope with two rounds of buck shot-the coroner couldn't figure out how many hit but it was a lot

    cop #4 breaks the mope's pelvis figuring (wrongly) the mope is wearing body armor. mope reloads and gets off 6 rounds at that cop

    that cop shoots him three more times-the mope drops his now empty gun and says

    I give up, I've had enough

    he dies en route to the hospital

    he took over a DOZEN lethal hits from really good shots using really heavy stuff

    he got off over 18 rounds

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    You ever see that Sons of Guns Ruger 10/22 in a P90ish bullpup for their "Ultimate Zombie Gun"?
    yeah I did

    one of my shooting buddies-the guy who works on my AK's (he was in the Russian Naval Infantry and is an armorer) is good friends of will Haydens and was on that show a few times so we watch it to see if we can see our buddy

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    You ever see that Sons of Guns Ruger 10/22 in a P90ish bullpup for their "Ultimate Zombie Gun"?

    Nope but I'm certainly going to have a look now.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Nope but I'm certainly going to have a look now.
    Awesome, its a damn good episode.

    Edit: Dammit, imma watch it again now.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    yeah I did

    one of my shooting buddies-the guy who works on my AK's (he was in the Russian Naval Infantry and is an armorer) is good friends of will Haydens and was on that show a few times so we watch it to see if we can see our buddy
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    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
    Awesome, its a damn good episode.

    Edit: Dammit, imma watch it again now.



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    I told Joe I wanted the best saiga home defense job available. I said money is no object. JOe picked one out and sent it down to Will-told him it was for a buddy. It wasn't cheap but it was less than it should have been. Galil folding stock HK combat sights with tritium inserts. extended charging handle,

    ultimate Zombie apocalypse weapon for 60 yards in

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I told Joe I wanted the best saiga home defense job available. I said money is no object. JOe picked one out and sent it down to Will-told him it was for a buddy. It wasn't cheap but it was less than it should have been. Galil folding stock HK combat sights with tritium inserts. extended charging handle,

    ultimate Zombie apocalypse weapon for 60 yards in
    Depends on how much 00 buck you can carry. I for one would be fine w/ my 10/22 w/ 25 rounds mags. I could pocket 300 22LR's all day. But lets not make this a Zombie Apoc thread.
    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
    Depends on how much 00 buck you can carry. I for one would be fine w/ my 10/22 w/ 25 rounds mags. I could pocket 300 22LR's all day. But lets not make this a Zombie Apoc thread.
    home defense means you are not far from ammo-have a 20 round drum in the gun-2 twelve rounders on the Level III vest

    use low recoil #4 tactical buck rather than triple ought

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