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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    That depends on exactly what is to be banned. Most AWB proposals also include a magazine capacity limit of 10 rounds, that include many pistols, like one that I now own. The fact that some crimes are assumed to "depend on" the use of an "assault rifle" does not take into account that most gun crimes, the vast majority, neither use nor require, that type of weapon. The last AWB did not reduce US gun crime, in fact, after its expiration, US gun crime dropped further. The CO "joker" shooter actually took less lives because the 100 round "junk" magazine that he selected (yet likely never tried out in advance) caused a jam.
    Police enforcement agencies, and most reasonable gun owners, do not agree with your opinion of assault weapons, or high capacity magazines. I own guns myself. No one is suggesting banning all guns, just the guns, and magazines capable of mass killings without reloading.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Police enforcement agencies, and most reasonable gun owners, do not agree with your opinion of assault weapons, or high capacity magazines... No one is suggesting banning all guns, just the guns, and magazines capable of mass killings without reloading.
    Why? Even a novice can reload a pistol in a few seconds. It's not a difficult task, especially if you bring a few spare magazines with you.

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Police enforcement agencies, and most reasonable gun owners, do not agree with your opinion of assault weapons, or high capacity magazines. I own guns myself. No one is suggesting banning all guns, just the guns, and magazines capable of mass killings without reloading.
    I suppose, to those that see fully funding 8 (or less) days of federal spending as a serious effort to reduce the deficit, that a law yielding a possible reduction to .2% (or less) of gun crime is a serious effort to keep us safe. Even in a record year for such "assault rifle" crime that is still a reduction of miniscule proportions.

    In 2009, the last year in which numbers have been reported, there were 13,636 murders. Guns were used to murder 9,146 people. Hands and feet were used to murder 801 people. Blunt objects were used to murder 611 people. Rifles were used to murder 348 people, and that is all rifles, of which assault rifles are only a small fraction. Assault rifles are used so infrequently in homicides that many police departments almost never see them; in 2009, there were nine states that did not have a single murder committed with any rifle.
    Quote taken from: U.S. Murders: All 13,636; Hands and Feet 801; Assault Rifles: less than 348
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
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    A photograph of Andrew Kehoe's car.



    Mr. Kehoe in 1927 (when a fully automatic Thompson Machine Gun was legal for anybody to own) took lots and lots of explosives, and blew up 38 children, 2 teachers, the School Superintendent, and 2 bystanders with a series of explosions. The only other death was his wife, who he bashed in the head with a hammer.

    And these were all done by a series of explosions, both inside the school, his farm outside of town, and in his car, where he deliberately pulled up to the scene of the disaster and called the Superintendent over to his car before he detonated it.

    46 people dead, 58 injured, the vast majority of them children.

    And not a single gun involved.

    If people snap and decide to kill lots and lots of people, they are going to do it. Mr. Kehoe could have gone to the local hardware store and bought a fully-automatic Thompson and stormed in and shot everybody, but he did not. He wanted to blow everybody and everything up.

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Police enforcement agencies, and most reasonable gun owners, do not agree with your opinion of assault weapons, or high capacity magazines. I own guns myself. No one is suggesting banning all guns, just the guns, and magazines capable of mass killings without reloading.
    And how long does it take to reload?

    I can reload an internal M1 magazine in a few seconds. A few seconds less for a drop-out magazine, since I would just let it fall to the floor.

    Most of these morons are really stupid. They get these giant clips, and spray bullets everwhere. Then when their guns jam, they flee or shoot themselves. They can't even clear their own weapons in case of a malfunction.

    Yet, the people that want to go around banning weapons seem to miss the fact that the most dangerous of us around have the training, but do not go around doing these kinds of things regularly. To me, the biggest consistant fact is not the shootings, but the mental problems of those involved.

    And nobody seems to mention the over 30 bombs that had to be disarmed from James Holmes' apartment. It took police over 2 days to disarm all of the bombs and boobytraps there.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oozlefinch View Post
    A photograph of Andrew Kehoe's car.



    Mr. Kehoe in 1927 (when a fully automatic Thompson Machine Gun was legal for anybody to own) took lots and lots of explosives, and blew up 38 children, 2 teachers, the School Superintendent, and 2 bystanders with a series of explosions. The only other death was his wife, who he bashed in the head with a hammer.

    And these were all done by a series of explosions, both inside the school, his farm outside of town, and in his car, where he deliberately pulled up to the scene of the disaster and called the Superintendent over to his car before he detonated it.

    46 people dead, 58 injured, the vast majority of them children.

    And not a single gun involved.

    If people snap and decide to kill lots and lots of people, they are going to do it. Mr. Kehoe could have gone to the local hardware store and bought a fully-automatic Thompson and stormed in and shot everybody, but he did not. He wanted to blow everybody and everything up.

    Crazy people do crazy things.
    The obvious solution is to ban cars.


    Well, not all cars. Just assault cars. These would be any car capable of going over 100 mph with any body mods that impose increased threat. Also, limit gas tanks to 10 gallons. You don't NEED a car with any of these things, so why do you care so much? Honestly anyone who opposes these seems like a nutter to me.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    Why? Even a novice can reload a pistol in a few seconds. It's not a difficult task, especially if you bring a few spare magazines with you.
    What militia do you belong to?
    I don't think our society will evolve to a complete ban on guns for a couple hundred more years. The evolution of society in the US has been slowed by those that misunderstand the 2nd Amendment.

    I have no problem with people having guns for home protection or hunting. Where I, and most people now, are drawing the line is with guns and magazines made for the specific purpose of killing large numbers of people without reloading.

    That is needed neither for home protection or hunting.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I don't think our society will evolve to a complete ban on guns for a couple hundred more years. The evolution of society in the US has been slowed by those that misunderstand the 2nd Amendment.

    I have no problem with people having guns for home protection or hunting. Where I, and most people now, are drawing the line is with guns and magazines made for the specific purpose of killing large numbers of people without reloading.

    That is needed neither for home protection or hunting.

    Please enlighten me on what the second amendment actually means then.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oozlefinch View Post

    I can reload an internal M1 magazine in a few seconds. A few seconds less for a drop-out magazine, since I would just let it fall to the floor.

    Glad to here the ban on high capacity mags will not be a hardship for you! Thanks for sharing that!
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oozlefinch View Post
    A photograph of Andrew Kehoe's car.



    Mr. Kehoe in 1927 (when a fully automatic Thompson Machine Gun was legal for anybody to own) took lots and lots of explosives, and blew up 38 children, 2 teachers, the School Superintendent, and 2 bystanders with a series of explosions. The only other death was his wife, who he bashed in the head with a hammer.

    And these were all done by a series of explosions, both inside the school, his farm outside of town, and in his car, where he deliberately pulled up to the scene of the disaster and called the Superintendent over to his car before he detonated it.

    46 people dead, 58 injured, the vast majority of them children.

    And not a single gun involved.

    If people snap and decide to kill lots and lots of people, they are going to do it. Mr. Kehoe could have gone to the local hardware store and bought a fully-automatic Thompson and stormed in and shot everybody, but he did not. He wanted to blow everybody and everything up.

    Crazy people do crazy things.
    Further, Mr. Kehoe did this because he was upset that his family land was "annexed" for the school he bombed, it was a severe reaction to emminent domain. Maybe we should take a look at what pushes people over the edge so it can be minimized(worst case) or halted.
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