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  • Any semi-automatic rifle (fires one shot every time the trigger is pulled)

    14 8.59%
  • A semi-automatic rifle with two or more of the features in the Brady bill.(see OP post)

    17 10.43%
  • A rifle that will keep firing bullets as long as you hold down the trigger.

    117 71.78%
  • A rifle that will fire 3 bullet every time you squeeze the trigger.

    51 31.29%
  • I do not know.

    16 9.82%
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    I understand weapons for defense. I am having trouble with weapons meant to use for offensive tactics. That is to say, a weapon designed specifically to assault.

    I plan to hunt until the day I can hunt no more, Lord willing. And I intend on keeping Roscoe close by to defend myself if need be.

    But these gun nutters that insist on defending their ability on keeping these super dooper weapons around, that were designed to assault and solely for the purpose of taking human lives, are starting to scare me a bit. I used to identify with them but here lately I am wondering if it's not, in fact, those people that we need to protect ourselves from. It seems their desire to have their nutsack's tickled by the latest, greatest, killing machines at the expense of 6 and 7 year olds makes me question THEIR mental conditions. I dunno. Jury is still out with me.

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    Yeah, I don't see how those kids would be any less dead if they were hit with an 06 round instead.
    Humans are fragile, it doesn't matter what you get hit with but rather where and what the assailant is willing to do to finish. I carry large caliber pistols because I don't know what the other guy is capable of should I ever need it, for instance if the assailant is high on extreme uppers, or if heaven forbid I find an active shooter hell bent on accomplishing a larger body count who won't stop until dead.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    All males 18-45 capable of military service are considered the milita. Militia service is not compelled for the right to keep and bear arms to not be infringed.
    You missed the well regulated part.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I understand weapons for defense. I am having trouble with weapons meant to use for offensive tactics. That is to say, a weapon designed specifically to assault.

    I plan to hunt until the day I can hunt no more, Lord willing. And I intend on keeping Roscoe close by to defend myself if need be.

    But these gun nutters that insist on defending their ability on keeping these super dooper weapons around, that were designed to assault and solely for the purpose of taking human lives, are starting to scare me a bit. I used to identify with them but here lately I am wondering if it's not, in fact, those people that we need to protect ourselves from. It seems their desire to have their nutsack's tickled by the latest, greatest, killing machines at the expense of 6 and 7 year olds makes me question THEIR mental conditions. I dunno. Jury is still out with me.
    I'd agree with you but for the knowledge that the second was put in place in large part to keep a populace armed to a point where the government could not "overthrow" them. So the population would have a defense against runaway government.

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I understand weapons for defense. I am having trouble with weapons meant to use for offensive tactics. That is to say, a weapon designed specifically to assault.

    I plan to hunt until the day I can hunt no more, Lord willing. And I intend on keeping Roscoe close by to defend myself if need be.

    But these gun nutters that insist on defending their ability on keeping these super dooper weapons around, that were designed to assault and solely for the purpose of taking human lives, are starting to scare me a bit. I used to identify with them but here lately I am wondering if it's not, in fact, those people that we need to protect ourselves from. It seems their desire to have their nutsack's tickled by the latest, greatest, killing machines at the expense of 6 and 7 year olds makes me question THEIR mental conditions. I dunno. Jury is still out with me.
    It's a myth that assault rifles are super weapons. Full autos not on tripod are notoriously hard to aim, the rideup takes you off target within a couple of rounds and it's very easy to run yourself out of ammo if you don't pick your shots. Assault rifles tend to be lower calibers, and they are used for close quarters, they actually were initially designed for being under assault, but they have the counter of being useful for offense as well.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I understand weapons for defense. I am having trouble with weapons meant to use for offensive tactics. That is to say, a weapon designed specifically to assault.

    I plan to hunt until the day I can hunt no more, Lord willing. And I intend on keeping Roscoe close by to defend myself if need be.

    But these gun nutters that insist on defending their ability on keeping these super dooper weapons around, that were designed to assault and solely for the purpose of taking human lives, are starting to scare me a bit. I used to identify with them but here lately I am wondering if it's not, in fact, those people that we need to protect ourselves from. It seems their desire to have their nutsack's tickled by the latest, greatest, killing machines at the expense of 6 and 7 year olds makes me question THEIR mental conditions. I dunno. Jury is still out with me.


    A very reasonable position Captain, and I think one shared by most rational thinking gun owners.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You missed the well regulated part.
    Actually, you did. Regulations at the time of the founders meant the militia was to drill under officers, being that it's a subordinate clause none of the "militia argument" is even relevant. In other words, the only full sentence is the non-infringement clause. Isn't reading grand!

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I understand weapons for defense. I am having trouble with weapons meant to use for offensive tactics. That is to say, a weapon designed specifically to assault.
    What about collectors? Again, the second amendment is a right. In a free country, we should not have to justify a right.



    I plan to hunt until the day I can hunt no more, Lord willing. And I intend on keeping Roscoe close by to defend myself if need be.

    But these gun nutters that insist on defending their ability on keeping these super dooper weapons around, that were designed to assault and solely for the purpose of taking human lives, are starting to scare me a bit. I used to identify with them but here lately I am wondering if it's not, in fact, those people that we need to protect ourselves from. It seems their desire to have their nutsack's tickled by the latest, greatest, killing machines at the expense of 6 and 7 year olds makes me question THEIR mental conditions. I dunno. Jury is still out with me.
    Alright; which 6 or 7 year olds would be saved from a ban of these yet to be defined "killing machines?" Are you saying the only use for an AR-15 is killing sprees? Why would a 9mm pistol be any less effective?
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I understand weapons for defense. I am having trouble with weapons meant to use for offensive tactics. That is to say, a weapon designed specifically to assault.

    I plan to hunt until the day I can hunt no more, Lord willing. And I intend on keeping Roscoe close by to defend myself if need be.

    But these gun nutters that insist on defending their ability on keeping these super dooper weapons around, that were designed to assault and solely for the purpose of taking human lives, are starting to scare me a bit. I used to identify with them but here lately I am wondering if it's not, in fact, those people that we need to protect ourselves from. It seems their desire to have their nutsack's tickled by the latest, greatest, killing machines at the expense of 6 and 7 year olds makes me question THEIR mental conditions. I dunno. Jury is still out with me.
    I somewhat agree with this attitude. There comes a point, early on in forming your defense plan, at which you must ask yourself what kind of firearm (if any) you would employ to defend yourself, your family and your property and against what threat(s). I have chosen a semi-auto handgun, in a modest caliber (.380). I have no need for long range, to penetrate through walls/armor and prefer low recoil for greater control/accuracy of follow up shots. While the range of a rifle and the stopping power of a larger round would be a plus, they also pose other problems; one of these, maneuverabiliy, is enhanced by the "assault" rifle's shorter barrel length. I still do not want, or need, a round powerful enough to go through several walls, so I decided on my pistol. If I intended to hunt deer with my home defense weapon, and only own one firearm, then that may make me lean toward an "assault" rifle, but I prefer the range/accuracy of a bolt action .270 rifle for that purpose, and I can get a home defense pistol, a deer rifle, years and years of ammo for both and still have plenty of money left over for far less than an "assault" rifle costs.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Regulations at the time of the founders meant the militia was to drill under officers
    Exactly, thank you. The right to keep and bear arms as part of a well regulated militia.
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