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 Aberration View Post
    Damn it man.

    Did you really have to go an explain it? I actually preferred it when people looked at me funny and backed away.
    If you live in or near Portland, some people from outside of Oregon are going to look at you funny and back away anyways. Portland is definitly near the top of any ranking of "weird" for cities.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    If you live in or near Portland, some people from outside of Oregon are going to look at you funny and back away anyways. Portland is definitly near the top of any ranking of "weird" for cities.
    I heard somewhere that a permitted citizen in Oregon can carry concealed onto any school grounds and into police stations, libraries and post offices. Is this true?
    Last edited by Jerry; 08-02-12 at 02:49 PM.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I heard somewhere that a permitted citizen in Oregon can carry concealed onto any school grounds and into police stations, libraries and post offices. Is this true?
    I don't see how they can carry on post offices. Those are federal.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I heard somewhere that a permitted citizen in Oregon can carry concealed onto any school grounds and into police stations, libraries and post offices. Is this true?
    Sorry, you have to ask someone from Oregon, I only visit there occasionally to see my Grandmother and Family in that area. I am a Citizen of Texas.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Was the dude high or did he just have a superhuman pain threshold? My buddy has a cuz who is an LEO in Florida, they had a guy hopped up on PCP causing a domestic disturbance. They tried to subdue him with batons, broke his nose and ribs, that didn't work he got in and took two cops out of the fight so they tased him, that didn't work so they had to shoot. I think it was something like 40 hot load .357 rounds into the bad guy's chest alone. He wasn't the only casualty but fortunately the only fatality.
    Cranking on PCP

    7-8 357's in the chest

    a couple dozen buckshot balls

    another couple 357 in the groin pelvic area

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    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
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    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
    the main issue is not the checks themselves but the quality of the information in the data bases Civil libertarians are concerned about privacy issues

    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

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Cranking on PCP

    7-8 357's in the chest

    a couple dozen buckshot balls

    another couple 357 in the groin pelvic area
    That was my first thought. I go bigger caliber because of the effects of that type of drug, smaller rounds just piss them off.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    That was my first thought. I go bigger caliber because of the effects of that type of drug, smaller rounds just piss them off.
    pelvic area is also critical. when you shatter their hips, it doesn't really matter how much pain they do or do not feel - they aren't gonna be running anywhere.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    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.

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