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 TurtleDude View Post
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    How about we turn this around, and someone explain to me why I should NOT own an assault rifle?
    I have no problem with a law abiding citizen owning an assault rifle. To me the issue is how to improve our gun laws, specifically the background check requirements, to prevent the insane and drug cartels from being able to purchase them in this country to kill innocent people. If we can not figure out a way to do that than I would be for a ban on the types of weapons most used by those groups.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I have no problem with a law abiding citizen owning an assault rifle. To me the issue is how to improve our gun laws, specifically the background check requirements, to prevent the insane and drug cartels from being able to purchase them in this country to kill innocent people. If we can not figure out a way to do that than I would be for a ban on the types of weapons most used by those groups.
    The types of weapons most commonly used by criminals are:

    Cheap small autopistols, specifically .22, .380 and 9mm...

    and in a distant second, shotguns, usually 12 gauge pump with a folding stock or no stock/pistol grip to conceal under a long coat or other covering item.

    "Assault" rifles barely register as a blip on the radar, in the US, as far as criminal use.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    The types of weapons most commonly used by criminals are:

    Cheap small autopistols, specifically .22, .380 and 9mm...

    and in a distant second, shotguns, usually 12 gauge pump with a folding stock or no stock/pistol grip to conceal under a long coat or other covering item.

    "Assault" rifles barely register as a blip on the radar, in the US, as far as criminal use.
    Would you like for me to post more information about the guns of choice by the Mexican drug cartel that they have been purchasing in the US since the end of the national gun ban here? More important than the types of gun criminals prefer, is the fact that they and the insane can easily purchase them in the US.

    If you would like, I could also post how the background checks for gun buyers don't prevent either the insane or criminals from making their gun purchases in the US?

    If responsible gun owners want to protect their ability to continue purchasing them, then they better help come up with a way to keep them out of the hands of criminals and the insane, or they will likely find certain weapons banned from purchase again.
    Last edited by Catawba; 08-02-12 at 07:26 PM.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Would you like for me to post more information about the guns of choice by the Mexican drug cartel that they have been purchasing in the US since the end of the national gun ban here?

    If you would like, I could also post how the background checks for gun buyers don't prevent either the insane or criminals from making their gun purchases in the US.
    Mexico's drug cartel violence is symptomatic of Mexico's problems, chiefly:

    1. An ineffective and corrupt government and legal system.
    2. Poverty and a DRASTIC wealth inequality.
    3. The wealth and conflict created by the drug trade profits.

    Cartel guns are a symptom, not a cause.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Mexico's drug cartel violence is symptomatic of Mexico's problems, chiefly:

    1. An ineffective and corrupt government and legal system.
    2. Poverty and a DRASTIC wealth inequality.
    3. The wealth and conflict created by the drug trade profits.

    Cartel guns are a symptom, not a cause.

    That does not change that their preferred method of killing innocent people are guns they purchase in the US due to our lax gun laws.


    In your haste to respond, you missed the edit to my above post:

    If responsible gun owners want to protect their ability to continue purchasing them, then they better help come up with a way to keep them out of the hands of criminals and the insane, or they will likely find certain weapons banned from purchase again.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post

    If responsible gun owners want to protect their ability to continue purchasing them, then they better help come up with a way to keep them out of the hands of criminals and the insane, or they will likely find certain weapons banned from purchase again.

    Current trends suggest that this prediction is unlikely to be correct anytime in the near future.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Current trends suggest that this prediction is unlikely to be correct anytime in the near future.

    Since it has already happened in the near past, I wouldn't be so cocky if I were you.
    Last edited by Catawba; 08-02-12 at 08:10 PM.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If responsible gun owners want to protect their ability to continue purchasing them, then they better help come up with a way to keep them out of the hands of criminals and the insane, or they will likely find certain weapons banned from purchase again.
    You make the assumption that with other issues going on with our government, that we would tolerate such a renewed ban. It is just as likely at this point that such an attempt at a ban would trigger revolution as it is to be tolerated. 50/50 at this point, or maybe not.

    Before you pull the trigger on such a thing, you might want to be real sure of your target.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Or, another way of putting it is: that since so many anti's misuse and misconstrue these terms, either for their own benefit or out of sheer ignorance, we like to make sure the discussion is specific enough that everyone knows EXACTLY what we're talking about.


    It is called "clear communication".
    If someone stamped the word "Assault" on this....



    ....an anti-gunner would try to ban it.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    If someone stamped the word "Assault" on this....



    ....an anti-gunner would try to ban it.
    Be careful, you could put your eye out with that thing.

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