View Poll Results: Which weapons should be legal to personally own? (select as many as apply)

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  • All types of handguns

    56 81.16%
  • A fully automatic AK-47

    44 63.77%
  • A fully automatic M-16

    43 62.32%
  • a pipe bomb

    28 40.58%
  • dynamite

    38 55.07%
  • an atomic bomb

    11 15.94%
  • none of the above

    11 15.94%
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    Re: Which weapons should be legal to personally own?

    I voted none.
    It's impossible to answer as I believe that all of the above should be regulated in some way.

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    Re: Which weapons should be legal to personally own?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    handguns are used more often in crime, including gang crime, than rifles or automatics.
    Ya but that's because there are a lot more handguns than automatics, and because handguns are more appropriate for the average murder. Automatics are a better choice for a very specific KIND of murder.
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    Re: Which weapons should be legal to personally own?

    All weapons usable by a single or multiple (as in, a team of) soldiers.

    This would include:
    All types of handguns
    A fully automatic AK-47...and any other weapons of this type or related types.
    A fully automatic M-16...see above.
    A pipe bomb...What is a pipe bomb but a crude grenade?
    dynamite...Besides the obvious uses in completely legal ways?
    An atomic bomb...If, in the future, atomic bombs of a small size are used in private asteroid mining methods (although this seems unlikely), or as a propulsive method by private space ships, why not?

    And, of course, all tanks, APC’s, Artillery pieces, machine guns, Gatling-style guns, aircraft, helicopters, etc.

    Basically, everything.

    Obviously, illegal use of these things would be…frowned upon.

    Let the accusations of my insanity commence...after all, they would be accurate.
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    Re: Which weapons should be legal to personally own?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Ya but that's because there are a lot more handguns than automatics, and because handguns are more appropriate for the average murder. Automatics are a better choice for a very specific KIND of murder.
    Nope, handguns are better as they can be concealed more easily and for the crimes you're talking about are more accurate. I mean, if we're talking about choice for specific gang activities, it should be a damned good rifle. Mount up some ambush or station people on roofs with a good ol' rifle and pick people off below. It'd be a hell of a lot more devastating and effective that holding down the trigger to a spray and pray gun.
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    Re: Which weapons should be legal to personally own?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Nope, handguns are better as they can be concealed more easily and for the crimes you're talking about are more accurate. I mean, if we're talking about choice for specific gang activities, it should be a damned good rifle. Mount up some ambush or station people on roofs with a good ol' rifle and pick people off below. It'd be a hell of a lot more devastating and effective that holding down the trigger to a spray and pray gun.
    IF any of em can aim...
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    Re: Which weapons should be legal to personally own?

    I think hunting rifles should be legal nationwide, but regulated by the state or local governments. By this, I mean I don't believe they should be criminalized anywhere but things like a license should be done by state or local governments.

    I think handguns and shotguns should be regulated on the state and local levels. For instance, the use of handguns in New York City shouldn't be the same as the more rural areas of New York state. In areas with fewer population densities, handguns make sense but in bigger cities they should determine for themselves whether they should be legal or not. Local and state governments should be free to work that out.

    I think automatic firearms should be tightly regulated. I think they should be owned only for collectors and have their ballistic fingerprint recorded in case they are used in a crime. If a collector loses an automatic firearm or has one stolen and does not report it, he goes to jail and loses his collectors license.

    The above is for civilians. Members of law enforcement and the military may be exempt, but that is to be determined by local and state law. However, if a LEO or serviceman uses a firearm in a crime, they get an automatic life sentence. As someone who is well trained in the use of a firearm, they know more than anyone else what the repercussion of using a firearm is, and if they do so for criminal purposes should face the greatest of punishments because they should know better than anybody else.

    Those are my views on gun control.

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    Re: Which weapons should be legal to personally own?

    any guns and weapons that are used by SWAT or police forces... that is basically all the terror groups use and look at how difficult it has been for our forces to defeat them in the ME.
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    Re: Which weapons should be legal to personally own?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin T. Grey View Post
    I voted none.
    It's impossible to answer as I believe that all of the above should be regulated in some way.
    You voted none because they should be regulated? They are regulated. The question is which ones should be legal to own.
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    Re: Which weapons should be legal to personally own?

    Silencers should be made legal. there is no reason for them not to be.
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    Re: Which weapons should be legal to personally own?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    any guns and weapons that are used by SWAT or police forces... that is basically all the terror groups use and look at how difficult it has been for our forces to defeat them in the ME.
    Is this an argument IN FAVOR of allowing their ownership?
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