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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Thread: Why would you own an assault rifle?

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

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    I am thinking they snuck it into a final bill without giving the heads up. I know there was little said about it by the Reagan administration and I would think that he would have vetoed that bill based on the Hughes amendment. Then again Dutch may have trusted the court, never heard that theory.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I am still waiting for Catawba-who has been on this thread through hundreds of posts-to tell us what sort of laws he thinks will solve the problems that bother him so much
    The same laws that the other wealthy nations have that make their gun deaths a fraction of ours, failing that, not allowing the purchase of weapons without waiting periods and extensive background checks into mental instability, and criminal background.

    Have each state do what we did in Virginia following the Va Tech shootings, "close legal loopholes that had previously allowed Cho, an individual adjudicated as mentally unsound, to purchase handguns without detection by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Tech_massacre
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The same laws that the other wealthy nations have that make their gun deaths a fraction of ours, failing that, not allowing the purchase of weapons without waiting periods and extensive background checks into mental instability, and criminal background.

    Have each state do what we did in Virginia following the Va Tech shootings, "close legal loopholes that had previously allowed Cho, an individual adjudicated as mentally unsound, to purchase handguns without detection by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)."

    Virginia Tech massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    so what you are telling us is you want to hassle honest people while driving the rate of violent crime sky high

    its you lefties who keep mental health records out of the NICS

    waiting periods do nothing but hassle honest people and have no proven connection to increased public safety

    your desires are rejected for being stupid and contrary to empirical evidence

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    It's actually a 1986 federal law though. It's illegal to sell any automatics made after 1986, maybe under Fla. law you can purchase pre-1986 with those conditions, I think Nevada is also full-auto friendly iirc.
    No. I think you are correct about new purchases.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so what you are telling us is you want to hassle honest people while driving the rate of violent crime sky high

    its you lefties who keep mental health records out of the NICS

    waiting periods do nothing but hassle honest people and have no proven connection to increased public safety

    your desires are rejected for being stupid and contrary to empirical evidence
    what people like catawba seem incapable of comprehending is that criminals will not obey gun laws anymore than they obey laws regarding robbery, murder, etc, etc, etc.

    all more gun laws will do is make it harder for law abiding citizens to protect themselves.

    wake up: guns are not the problem, scumbag people are the problem.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    what people like catawba seem incapable of comprehending is that criminals will not obey gun laws anymore than they obey laws regarding robbery, murder, etc, etc, etc.

    all more gun laws will do is make it harder for law abiding citizens to protect themselves.

    wake up: guns are not the problem, scumbag people are the problem.
    the problem is --telling people like Catawba that gun control schemes don't control crime is worthless

    controlling CRIME is not what motivates them

    Its controlling and hassling honest gun owners



    why do you think "intelligent" politicians continue to spew discredited idiocy over and over?

    because they cannot come out and tell us why they really want waiting periods, magazine limits etc

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the problem is --telling people like Catawba that gun control schemes don't control crime is worthless

    controlling CRIME is not what motivates them

    Its controlling and hassling honest gun owners



    why do you think "intelligent" politicians continue to spew discredited idiocy over and over?

    because they cannot come out and tell us why they really want waiting periods, magazine limits etc
    exactly
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    TD, you are the man when it comes to weapons. I ever decide to by another gun you will be the person I come to for advice
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