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 DVSentinel View Post
    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.
    It always amuses me when people here threaten violent revolution, when they can't even win enough people over to their political position to win an election Like people are going to say well it wasn't worth voting for, but sure I'll risk my life and join up with you to kill my neighbors and overthrow my government, what the hell!l
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    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 Catawba View Post
    It always amuses me when people here threaten violent revolution, when they can't even win enough people over to their political position to win an election Like people are going to say well it wasn't worth voting for, but sure I'll risk my life and join up with you to kill my neighbors and overthrow my government, what the hell!l
    Maybe you think I am threatening, no, I am predicting. With the House of Representatives deeply held by Republicans, there is no chance of such a law passing before the election. That leaves only Executive Orders as a possible means of bringing it about. Even Carter wasn't that blantently stupid.

    After the elections, it is possible, but not very likely that the Dems could reclaim the House. It is more likely that they will loose control of the Senate, and they definitly will not be able to stop a philibuster by Republicans. End result, no such law is going to be able to get through Congress.

    That leaves the President, either Romney or Obama. Romney certainly would not attempt such a thing through Executive Orders and Obama would almost assuradly spark revolution if he tried. Even if Obama didn't trigger a general revolution, he would suddenly have almost 100 million people looking for an opportunity.

    So the earliest possiblity of anyone getting such a ban through congress would be after the 2014 Elections, which will more than likely hinge on the Economy between now and then, or on how pissed Americans have become with Obama, should he keep the office. "Anti-Government" Militias have grown tremendously under Obama, right now, the only thing really holding them back is the lack of cohesive leadership. Give them a good enough reason, and that powder keg explodes. Give someone who is currently teetering and could be that leadership a reason to come forward and all that "disorganized" rabble becomes cohesive and very very dangerous. Once the first incident occurrs, Katie bar the door, because people are going to be arming themselves and taking sides.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Why would you own an assault rifle?-editorial-jpg

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Why would you own an assault rifle?-editorial-jpg

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    Cute picture, to bad that one of the adults didn't have a means of defending them, say a gun also, then the murderer wouldn't have been the only one armed.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Cute picture, to bad that one of the adults didn't have a means of defending them, say a gun also, then the murderer wouldn't have been the only one armed.
    Wonderful, then we would have deaths by the gunman and deaths from crossfire from the adults.

    Or, we could develop more effective gun laws as the other wealthy populous nations have done:

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
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    Typical leftwing nonsense--blame the right not the killer

    should we blame the ACLU or NAACP for all the street crime that kills far more people than active shooters?

    Last I checked schools are gun free zones meaning mass murderers can kill without fear of immediate retaliation

    a perfect liberal environment--lots of innocent blood available to attack our rights and no chance "the poor misunderstood" killer is going to be given what he really deserves-a bullet to the head
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Wonderful, then we would have deaths by the gunman and deaths from crossfire from the adults.

    Or, we could develop more effective gun laws as the other wealthy populous nations have done:

    why do libs always ignore the most important fact in comparing apples to oranges

    they ban guns in England and their violent crime rate goes up

    we expand gun ownership and the carrying of weapons and crime goes down


    what really bothers you Catawba? is it that 60's peacenik utopian nonsense or is it that you don't like the thought of some social outcast being killed by an intended victims

    or is it you just don't like the politics of pro gun groups that tend to support GOP candidates because dems tend to vote for gun bans

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Typical leftwing nonsense--blame the right not the killer

    should we blame the ACLU or NAACP for all the street crime that kills far more people than active shooters?

    Last I checked schools are gun free zones meaning mass murderers can kill without fear of immediate retaliation

    a perfect liberal environment--lots of innocent blood available to attack our rights and no chance "the poor misunderstood" killer is going to be given what he really deserves-a bullet to the head
    GUN FREE ZONES?

    What is the murder rate in those zones compared to places which are not?
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Wonderful, then we would have deaths by the gunman and deaths from crossfire from the adults.

    Or, we could develop more effective gun laws as the other wealthy populous nations have done:

    Nice chart, got one that shows how many of those murders were done with legally owned weapons vs illegally owned?
    Got one that shows the demographics, say suburban, urban and rural?
    Got a workable plan to collect those estimated 270 million (yeah, like that is anywhere near accurate) guns from owners who don't want to give them up?
    Got one that shows how many gun owners are the victims vs non-gun owners?
    Got anything that shows how many of those countries had gun laws similar to ours during our history and then successfully changed them?
    Got anything that shows the actual number of guns in these countries vs the number that the government actually knows about?
    Got anything that shows the success rate against gun smuglers throughout the world?
    Coccaine, Marajuana, herion, and other drugs are illegal in the US and illegal to import, got any evidence of shortages of these drugs on the streets?
    Got any evidence that we have in anyway been successful of stopping the import of these drugs?
    How many guns do underaged gang-bangers have even though they cannot legally buy them?
    How many convicted felons currently have guns, considering that they are not allow to own them or purchase them?
    Why do we have the term "Axe Murderer" instead of "gun murderer"?
    What is the murder rate in all these countries using other weapons instead of guns?
    How many in America and World wide die each year from misuse of automobiles?
    Since more people die in cars than to gun violence, should we ban them also?

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