posted on Jun, 10 2014 @ 06:40 PM
This just shows the majority opinion where firearms are concerned. What is an "assault rifle" in the first place? When I was in the military we fired
assault rifles. That was an M-16 variant with 3 round burst and full-auto options. THAT is an assault rifle because it is not semi-automatic. If you
have an M4 that is not semi-automatic and another M4 that is semi-automatic, meaning you have to pull the trigger to fire every single round, the
first M4 is the only true assault weapon. And automatic weapons are NOT legal to begin with.
Therefore any semi-automatic weapon should NOT be considered an assault weapon based strictly on its appearance. You can have a deer rifle that looks
like a deer rifle and have it chambered in the same caliber as an assault weapon, and for argument's sake let's say it's fully automatic. Is that an
assault weapon even though it doesn't look like a tactical weapon? You bet it is. Therefore people who own semi-automatic tactical firearms, or
firearms that look like their automatic or burst fire equivalents, do NOT own assault weapons. End of story. You could do just as much damage with a
deer rifle of the same caliber that is semi-automatic if you have a magazine of equal size that you could do with a tactical weapon that is semi
automatic. The look does not matter.
You can get paintball guns or BB guns that look like tactical or assault weapons. That doesn't mean we should outlaw BB guns that look like another
weapon. It is NOT the same thing. Anyway. Please don't shoot any birdies or anything, lol. Cans sound like a good idea. But shooting a BB gun for
leisure purposes is similar to shooting actual firearms for leisure purposes. Sure a BB gun is not going to kill anyone most of the time, but most of
those guns that are being fired for sport aren't either. But they are capable of killing you say? So is a hammer.
edit on 6/10/14 by
JiggyPotamus because: (no reason given)
edit on 6/10/14 by JiggyPotamus because: (no reason given)