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 Jerry View Post
    Part of our qualification test is in MOPP gear. I don't know if this was the case when you were in, and it wasn't while I was in BCT. A lot of folks shoot better while wearing the mask because it forces the shooter to control their breathing.
    We had to run up a steep hill in full MOPP gear before being shoved into a lane for reflexive fire, every time we did reflexive fire. I can't shoot worth a damn in the chem gear. I don't know why, but it flips my freak-out switch.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    We had to run up a steep hill in full MOPP gear before being shoved into a lane for reflexive fire, every time we did reflexive fire. I can't shoot worth a damn in the chem gear. I don't know why, but it flips my freak-out switch.
    I can't shoot for crap in MOPP gear either. maybe because I am left handed and everything is set up for righties. I wish I had a dollar for every time I had to fish a piece of hot brass out of my shirt
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I can't shoot for crap in MOPP gear either. maybe because I am left handed and everything is set up for righties. I wish I had a dollar for every time I had to fish a piece of hot brass out of my shirt
    I can imagine. They had us to shoot non dominant handed in BCT for some reason. I failed that portion miserably, and I kept getting hit in the face with gas and brass. Lefties have it rough when it comes to weapons.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    I can imagine. They had us to shoot non dominant handed in BCT for some reason. I failed that portion miserably, and I kept getting hit in the face with gas and brass. Lefties have it rough when it comes to weapons.
    the good news is that there are civilian available AR 15's that are set up for lefties

    STAG and ROCK RIVER ARMS make really good ones

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    87 Gun Deaths a Day: Why the Colorado Shooting is Tragically Unsurprising

    "The Colorado shooting was horrifying. But the real tragedy is how unsurprising it is. James Warren on America’s grim gun-death toll—and why we can’t seem to fix it. Plus, view an interactive map of the U.S. shooting epidemic."

    "The nation averages 87 gun deaths each day as a function of gun violence, with an average of 183 injured, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the Centers for Disease Control. The crime lab’s research estimates the annual cost of gun violence to society at $100 billion."


    87 Gun Deaths a Day: Why the Colorado Shooting is Tragically Unsurprising - The Daily Beast

    "Friday's horrific shooting in Aurora, Colo.—one of the deadliest in U.S. history—has reignited the debate over gun control in America. Just how bad is the problem? Through media reports, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a nonprofit lobbying group, has compiled a list of 431 shootings with more than one victim since 2005. On average, according to the organization, a multiple-victim shooting happens every 5.9 days in the United States. The deadliest city in this period, according to the data, is Chicago, with 17 shootings since 2005—totaling 72 people wounded and 30 deaths. Thirteen of those shootings were in a public place. New Orleans, Kansas City, and Philadelphia were tied for second bloodiest, with nine shootings in this seven-year period."


    Interactive Map: The U.S. Shooting Epidemic - The Daily Beast
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    87 Gun Deaths a Day: Why the Colorado Shooting is Tragically Unsurprising

    "The Colorado shooting was horrifying. But the real tragedy is how unsurprising it is. James Warren on America’s grim gun-death toll—and why we can’t seem to fix it. Plus, view an interactive map of the U.S. shooting epidemic."

    "The nation averages 87 gun deaths each day as a function of gun violence, with an average of 183 injured, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the Centers for Disease Control. The crime lab’s research estimates the annual cost of gun violence to society at $100 billion."


    87 Gun Deaths a Day: Why the Colorado Shooting is Tragically Unsurprising - The Daily Beast

    "Friday's horrific shooting in Aurora, Colo.—one of the deadliest in U.S. history—has reignited the debate over gun control in America. Just how bad is the problem? Through media reports, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a nonprofit lobbying group, has compiled a list of 431 shootings with more than one victim since 2005. On average, according to the organization, a multiple-victim shooting happens every 5.9 days in the United States. The deadliest city in this period, according to the data, is Chicago, with 17 shootings since 2005—totaling 72 people wounded and 30 deaths. Thirteen of those shootings were in a public place. New Orleans, Kansas City, and Philadelphia were tied for second bloodiest, with nine shootings in this seven-year period."


    Interactive Map: The U.S. Shooting Epidemic - The Daily Beast
    most of those gun deaths are suicides and law enforcement cannot prevent =through punishment-a crime that always means the perpetrator is dead. The bottom line is that the gun haters want to disarm honest people by ranting about stuff involving people who are criminals.

    The Brady bunch is a joke and they have proven their goal is to harass honest gun owners.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    most of those gun deaths are suicides and law enforcement cannot prevent =through punishment-a crime that always means the perpetrator is dead. The bottom line is that the gun haters want to disarm honest people by ranting about stuff involving people who are criminals.
    Or, don't sell guns to crazy people and criminals.

    The Brady bunch is a joke and they have proven their goal is to harass honest gun owners.
    LOL! This from the person that thinks our forefathers that supported SS and Medicare were socialists.................
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    87 Gun Deaths a Day: Why the Colorado Shooting is Tragically Unsurprising

    "The Colorado shooting was horrifying. But the real tragedy is how unsurprising it is. James Warren on America’s grim gun-death toll—and why we can’t seem to fix it. Plus, view an interactive map of the U.S. shooting epidemic."

    "The nation averages 87 gun deaths each day as a function of gun violence, with an average of 183 injured, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the Centers for Disease Control. The crime lab’s research estimates the annual cost of gun violence to society at $100 billion."


    87 Gun Deaths a Day: Why the Colorado Shooting is Tragically Unsurprising - The Daily Beast

    "Friday's horrific shooting in Aurora, Colo.—one of the deadliest in U.S. history—has reignited the debate over gun control in America. Just how bad is the problem? Through media reports, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a nonprofit lobbying group, has compiled a list of 431 shootings with more than one victim since 2005. On average, according to the organization, a multiple-victim shooting happens every 5.9 days in the United States. The deadliest city in this period, according to the data, is Chicago, with 17 shootings since 2005—totaling 72 people wounded and 30 deaths. Thirteen of those shootings were in a public place. New Orleans, Kansas City, and Philadelphia were tied for second bloodiest, with nine shootings in this seven-year period."


    Interactive Map: The U.S. Shooting Epidemic - The Daily Beast
    I see you chose not to answer the murder question I posed. So we've gone from "intentional homicides" which by the way is an act and not a criminal charge to OMG 87 gun deaths a day which is a disingenous generality. So I will ask again. How many MURDERS are committed with guns. Inentional homicide can be a defensive shooting which is not a crime, a heat of passion kill which is defensible in most courts, it could be a suicide, murder, manslaughter.

    You need to bring specific, hard, CRIMINAL data before going off on the tool. It isn't the gun, it is the user that is a problem.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Or, don't sell guns to crazy people and criminals.



    LOL! This from the person that thinks our forefathers that supported SS and Medicare were socialists.................
    you lay a turd of a post and that is the best you can do. FDR had many socialist cravings. and I love how forefather starts with the New Deal for you. Its illegal for crazy people as determined by the courts to possess weapons, same with criminals

    you want laws that hassle people like me because I don't buy into your aging peacenik pillow headed utopian welfare psychobabble

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I see you chose not to answer the murder question I posed. So we've gone from "intentional homicides" which by the way is an act and not a criminal charge to OMG 87 gun deaths a day which is a disingenous generality. So I will ask again. How many MURDERS are committed with guns. Inentional homicide can be a defensive shooting which is not a crime, a heat of passion kill which is defensible in most courts, it could be a suicide, murder, manslaughter.

    You need to bring specific, hard, CRIMINAL data before going off on the tool. It isn't the gun, it is the user that is a problem.

    the hysterical hoplophobes cannot deal with the fact that as gun ownership increases in the USA violent crime goes down

    the gun haters cannot handle the fact that when the clinton gun ban evaporated, all their predictions about mass blood shed failed to materialize

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