posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 11:17 AM
For the sake of this thread, I’m going to ignore all the previous arguments for or against gun control, that poor dead horse has been flogged
enough-You are well within your rights to bear arms and you will continue to enjoy that right unless there are radical changes in the constitution.
But I’m not here to talk about the gun control debate, I’m here to talk about the guns themselves.
What I can't fathom is how some folk feel the need to arm themselves with what could be considered as military grade weapons-weapons that would serve
a purpose on the battlefield but would have little to no purpose in the family home. I've lost count of the times I’ve seen people posing with
AR-15's, MP-5's, or other such weapons, claiming that said weapons will protect their family against those that seek to hurt them.
And that's sound reasoning to a point-one must protect ones family. But why do people arm themselves with such such weapons? Who are they
expecting-Guerillas, spec ops, Spetsnaz? Your average home invader won't be adorned with kevlar and laser sighted weapons, more than likely the next
burglar is just desperate for a fix and wants to lift your gear to pay for his habit, so why not use a sidearm with FMJ rounds to incapacitate them?
I need help in understanding the need for some to arm themselves to the teeth. A well placed shot from a pistol has the same stopping power as a spray
and pray from an automatic weapon, but without the death.
So please enlighten me, I want to know the logic behind the purchase of these weapons.