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    Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?[W: 207]

    Being that pistols are far more likely to be used in crime
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    Being that pistols are far more likely to be used in crime
    I own a pistol that is .45 cal and has a 16 round magazine +1. It also has a 5" barrel. It is semiautomatic and accurate. I could have done just as much damage at any of these crimes were lots of people were injured or killed.

    Pistols are far more likely to be used in crimes by a huge margin. Yet they want to ban a hard to conceal semi -automatic rifle rarely used in crime because it looks scary.
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    Being that pistols are far more likely to be used in crime
    They will never get pistols because too many women have them as their gun of choice, so they go after assault weapons, whatever that is, to score political points. None of this is about protecting people--it is about polarizing the bases.

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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    Being that pistols are far more likely to be used in crime
    I think the term "assault weapon" is deceiving. Any weapon, in the wrong hands, with criminal intent, is an assault weapon. It's not the instrument that makes it so, it's the human who chooses to use it in that manner.

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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Neither - since without a criminal operator they both will just sit there. What must be considered is how they are used. An easily concealed handgun allows for discrete use, while a bulky AW does not. Obviously the long range accuracy of the AW is greater but, that is only important for use on long range targets, crime tends to be an up close and personal affair.
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    Being that pistols are far more likely to be used in crime
    It depends on which measure you're using
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    The whole gun control debate coalesces, not around conventional armed robbery or murder, but mass killings by which the U.S. seems peculiarly afflicted. There are no mass killings in recent memory that I can recall that have utilized a so-called assault weapon. In fact, the Virginia Tech massacre, the worst single shooter mass killing in U.S. history, was perpetrated with a .22 and a 9mm pistol. The shooter in that case had copious magazines and could easily reload.

    The essence of reducing mass shooting casualties is to a. keep guns out of the hands of mentally unstable people and b. reduce the ability of mass shooters to quickly reload. Even a brief delay to reload might give enough breathing room for someone to escape or attack the attacker.
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Assault weapons would do more damage if you dropped one on your toe.
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    Being that pistols are far more likely to be used in crime
    Semiautomatic pistols labeled assault weapons are no more no less lethal than those not labeled assault weapons.Assault weapon applies to the cosmetic features of semiautomatic pistols and rifles with detachable magazines and shot guns with certain features(two or more of the following -Folding or telescoping stock, Pistol grip, Fixed capacity of more than 5 rounds, Detachable magazine.), not the actual function of the firearm. Its basically like arguing if pink guns are more lethal than black guns of the same make and model.
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    Re: Are assault weapons more or less dangerous than pistols?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Semiautomatic pistols labeled assault weapons are no more no less lethal than those not labeled assault weapons.Assault weapon applies to the cosmetic features of semiautomatic firearms with detachable magazines, not the actual function of the firearm. Its basically like arguing if pink guns are more lethal than black guns of the same make and model.
    It's funny when the pro-gunnies demonstrate an ignorance of firearms.

    Those "cosmetic" features are all functional, which is why the military buys weapons with those features. I don't know what type of delusion leads some people to think the military buys weapons because of their
    "cosmetic" value.
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