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    'People punching' guns[W:249]

    This poll question refers to firearms that are designed for the primary purpose of killing several people at close or medium range in a very short time. If you answer, please explain why civilians should be able to keep them or why not.

    Also, the question has nothing to do with whether these types of firearms are legal and constitutional to own (in the US), but whether they should be.
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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Why not? Self defense usually occurs at close to mid range, and often in a rapidly developing situation. Makes sense to me

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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Why not? Self defense usually occurs at close to mid range, and often in a rapidly developing situation. Makes sense to me
    What's wrong with a handgun in those situations?
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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    What's wrong with a handgun in those situations?
    ROF and ammo capacity could be inadequate for some situations. I'm still not entirely sure as to what you mean by "people punching guns" though. Perhaps a clarification would help answer some of these questions.

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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    I'm not familiar with them, so I can't formulate a valid opinion.

    Can you please provide more info about these weapons? Thank you.
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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    What's wrong with a handgun in those situations?
    What is the point of that question?

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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    I'm not familiar with them, so I can't formulate a valid opinion.

    Can you please provide more info about these weapons? Thank you.
    I think the op is trying to ask if semi-automatic firearms should be banned or these should be banned-'People punching' guns[W:249]-index-jpg
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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    This poll question refers to firearms that are designed for the primary purpose of killing several people at close or medium range in a very short time. If you answer, please explain why civilians should be able to keep them or why not.

    Also, the question has nothing to do with whether these types of firearms are legal and constitutional to own (in the US), but whether they should be.
    What exactly is a "people punching gun" ?

    Could you list some examples of type, models and caliber that were designed as "people punchers " ?

    An AR-15/M-16 is chambered for a cartridge that was designed and intended to be used for shooting ground hogs and other varmints not people.

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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    I voted yes.


    The second amendment was a very important right to our founders (I mean it was the second on the list after all) and one of the crucial reasons our founders thought it was so important was so that we could protect ourselves from a tyrannical government. If we allow the government to arm themselves with machine guns, and heavy weaponry while limiting the citizens to hunting rifles and 10 magazine handguns it sorta defeats the whole purpose doesn't it.

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    re: 'People punching' guns[W:249]

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    This poll question refers to firearms that are designed for the primary purpose of killing several people at close or medium range in a very short time. If you answer, please explain why civilians should be able to keep them or why not.

    Also, the question has nothing to do with whether these types of firearms are legal and constitutional to own (in the US), but whether they should be.
    Are you talking about semi-automatic or automatic/burst firearms?


    Semi-automatic firearm- One round is fired per trigger squeeze.

    automatic firearm- rounds keep firing until the trigger is released.

    Burst Mode - a automatic firearm that fires a predetermined amount of rounds per trigger squeeze.A M16-A2 assault rifle for example fires 3 rounds per trigger squeeze.
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