No! Only crazies own assault rifles.
No, they are too expensive!
No, no need to.
Yes, for self defense
Yes, for recreation and sport
Yes, to perform my patriotic duty if the nation is invaded
Yes, because it's my constiutional right
Yes, because I'm one of the CRAZIES!!! hahahahaha
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
Tighter Background Checks Associated With Fewer Firearm Deaths
"In the wake of one of the largest mass shootings in the history of the United States, new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham reveals that in general, states that require more comprehensive background checks before gun purchases also have fewer homicide and suicide deaths by firearm."
Tighter background checks associated with fewer firearm deaths
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
while it is obvious that if someone is adjudicated to be nuts that information should be in the data base. but if doctors are required to ignore the confidentiality rules and report someone who say comes to them and says he is suicidal or angry, you will have a chilling effect upon people with mental issues seeking help
tell me Catawba-what really bothers you? gun ownership or the politics of avid gun owners and more importantly, the lobbying efforts of shooting sport organizations
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
How about we turn this around, and someone explain to me why I should NOT own an assault rifle?
Considering that I have no criminal intent, am expert in handling weapons, keep my weapons locked up when not under my supervision, etc etc.... is there any compelling reason why I should NOT have one if I want one?
Note I said COMPELLING reason, not trivial reason.... I'm thinking Strict Scrutiny here... absolute societal necessity, narrowly construed, least restrictive means.
The ONLY one I can think of is "what if someone with bad intent stole it?"
Okay, there is that... to accomplish this they've got to either overpower me (quite a job) or get into my gun safe when I'm not home (also quite a job)... so I'm thinking no dice there.
There's also the point that someone could steal my 2-ton pickup truck with the hundred horses under the hood and drive it into a crowd at high speed, killing or injuring a couple dozen people... but I can buy a truck tomorrow without a background check, and if I pay cash I don't need to show ID... I only need that if I want to get a license plate for it and drive it on the public roads.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."