|Quoting Luisca (Reply 44):|
need for normal citizens to have assault weapons
All this talk about assault rifles is making me want to go shoot up a mall somewhere!! After all, thats what they are made for right??
I think today's definition of assault rifle is a VERY loose term the liberals and media toss out at any gun they don't like, which is most of them. There is no differences in killing potential between my .308 and your "assault rife". Both kill and harm equally so why don't we take away hunting rifles too? After all, "hunting rifles" are cheaper to buy, easier to sight in, and MUCH MORE readily available than your "assault rifle". Ever fired an M-16/M-4/AR-15 weapon? Without a scope, they suck to sight in, and they take practice to hit your target. Go buy a deer rifle, put a cheap scope on, your set. Both guns consist of the same things used to fire a bullet. The outside is the only thing different. The way the media plays it out, an "assault rifle" is a modern killing machine that has killed thousands of innocent people and has some sort of special powers. The bullet fired is still the same, bought in the same store, goes out the barrel and through the air just the same. Yup, must be a dangerous gun then. Considering that most mass homicides in the US are committed with something other than your precious "assault rifle", where is the thought process coming from banning them? I know! I know! Ignorance on the subject brought on by a liberal media who use the word "assault" which makes people think thats all these guns do.
No guns should be banned as long as someone isn't a criminal or has a mental defect.
A few years ago Minnesota became a "shall issue" state. There was so much uproar saying were going to become the wild west, a ton of people were going to die, etc.
Well, at the same time, the Light Rail line started running.
Body count so far: