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Assault weapons are the devil!

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posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:34 AM
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originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: funbobby
a reply to: InTheLight

No it didn't. They were not having a lot of mass shootings before. In fact after their confiscation buybacks our homicide rate fell more than theirs.


Buy back is not confiscation, it is a voluntary process.


So if I refused to comply with a government mandatory buyback, I can still keep and bear any weapon that I still want?


Why does it have to be mandatory. My country had one several years back and it was voluntary. Not sure why you think only on the negative.

So , you are here debating about the right for US citizens to bear arms ?
Granted under the US Constitution ?
"Your country" is not the US
Neither would we have it as such.
We fought a war a long time ago to free ourselves from the tyranny of the rulers of another country.(in reality 2)
And , the Founding Fathers placed a provision in the Constitution to enable the citizens to defend it from future tyrannical rule.
I hope that helped your "outlook".

Sure , there are evil folks everywhere that do not abide by laws.
That is another reason for the right.

To sum it up.
A Deputy Sheriff drove up one night at my home.
They were going door to door warning folks that a violent criminal had escaped custody and had been seen in my neighborhood .
I asked "what do I do if I see him ?"
Basically the answer was :
1) If you see him in the neighborhood , call us.
2) If you see him in your home , shoot him then call us.
They were not taking any chances.
Of course , I would have rather have not shot anyone.
But , I did not want to take a chance either.

And a true fact that will rattle your world.
There is one county in my State that has a law on record that it is "theoretically" against the lot NOT to own a firearm .
Since that law , that county has went from worst to near first in the lowest crime rate.

Goth.




posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

Your BBC source:

"A few US states have banned assault-style weapons, which were totally restricted for a decade until 2004.

However most murders caused by guns involve handguns, according to FBI data."

mg



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:38 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: funbobby
a reply to: InTheLight

No it didn't. They were not having a lot of mass shootings before. In fact after their confiscation buybacks our homicide rate fell more than theirs.


Buy back is not confiscation, it is a voluntary process.


So if I refused to comply with a government mandatory buyback, I can still keep and bear any weapon that I still want?


Why does it have to be mandatory. My country had one several years back and it was voluntary. Not sure why you think only on the negative.

So , you are here debating about the right for US citizens to bear arms ?
Granted under the US Constitution ?
"Your country" is not the US
Neither would we have it as such.
We fought a war a long time ago to free ourselves from the tyranny of the rulers of another country.(in reality 2)
And , the Founding Fathers placed a provision in the Constitution to enable the citizens to defend it from future tyrannical rule.
I hope that helped your "outlook".

Sure , there are evil folks everywhere that do not abide by laws.
That is another reason for the right.

To sum it up.
A Deputy Sheriff drove up one night at my home.
They were going door to door warning folks that a violent criminal had escaped custody and had been seen in my neighborhood .
I asked "what do I do if I see him ?"
Basically the answer was :
1) If you see him in the neighborhood , call us.
2) If you see him in your home , shoot him then call us.
They were not taking any chances.
Of course , I would have rather have not shot anyone.
But , I did not want to take a chance either.

And a true fact that will rattle your world.
There is one county in my State that has a law on record that it is "theoretically" against the lot NOT to own a firearm .
Since that law , that county has went from worst to near first in the lowest crime rate.

Goth.


No, wrong, I am here asking what solutions can be put in place to deal with this issue or at lease minimize the carnage mass shooters can do. Your country is doing nothing and it's shocking, but, hey, as I posted above, there are more dissatisfied Americans than satisfied ones, so change will be forthcoming if that is true.

Throughout this thread and others not one ATS member has offered any solutions to this problem and that is quite sad.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:39 AM
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originally posted by: missed_gear
a reply to: InTheLight

Your BBC source:

"A few US states have banned assault-style weapons, which were totally restricted for a decade until 2004.

However most murders caused by guns involve handguns, according to FBI data."

mg


Right, but most mass shooters used semiautomatic weapons, namely AR-15 and that is what we are talking about, mass shootings.
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posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:40 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight
that is because it is not a problem
it is a cost
one we pay to enjoy a free society
is it perfect? nope
but taking rights away is not a solution
you without the rights will never understand that



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:42 AM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: InTheLight
that is because it is not a problem
it is a cost
one we pay to enjoy a free society
is it perfect? nope
but taking rights away is not a solution
you without the rights will never understand that





You can keep your guns, just not your magazines that hold over 10 rounds. I think it is a small price to pay.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

Wrong.

AR-15 is used by media. Media called out now used "AR-15 styled" for negative connect.

I doubt you know what an AR-15 is without looking it up..


mg



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: missed_gear
a reply to: InTheLight

Wrong.

AR-15 is used by media. Media called out now used "AR-15 styled" for negative connect.

I doubt you know what an AR-15 is without looking it up..


mg



Again, google is your friend...search AR-15 mass shooting gun of choice.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight
frankly
we do not care what the rest of the world thinks
what you think has no bearing on our rights

also your solution is ridiculous
3 10 round clips are most likely more effective than 1 30 round clip
preparedgunowners.com...



Doctrine #2: Never load your magazine to the full 30-round capacity. This one is still true.


you know very little of what you post about
guns or our rights



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:49 AM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: InTheLight
frankly
we do not care what the rest of the world thinks
what you think has no bearing on our rights

also your solution is ridiculous
3 10 round clips are most likely more effective than 1 30 round clip
preparedgunowners.com...



Doctrine #2: Never load your magazine to the full 30-round capacity. This one is still true.


you know very little of what you post about
guns or our rights




It has nothing to do with effectiveness it has to do with copycat shooters choosing AR-15s. That is what the experts say and of which you know very little about, it appears.

Then care about what most Americans think and that being stricter legislative restrictions.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: InTheLight

If the solution is a loss of freedom then nope


That freedom does not mean today what it meant when it was written. Now every civilian will be armed against each other, is that how you want to live?



Yes. You endorse removing rights and freedoms.

Admit it.


I endorse removing high capacity magazines (over 10 rounds) that would be a very good start...and only a start.


So you desire a loss of freedoms at least be honest about it


How is reducing your round number a loss of freedom. In what instances do you need mega rounds?


Let me put this in a way you might understand.

You and the rest of the anti-gun crowd are demanding a justification for firearms.


This is just like you standing at a voting booth and demanding a justification before you vote for why you want to vote for a candidate.

It is a police-state, Orwellian action.

It is wrong.


As in Australia, it is right, and they haven't had another mass shooting in 22 years. So obviously your priorities are clear.


Move to Australia then and shut the hell up about magazine caps in USA/NA - Good god.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:54 AM
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originally posted by: RoScoLaz5
any weapon is an assault weapon by definition.


This is the kind of BS that bothers me the most. Assault is an action, not an object. My God, have you had any education at all? Anywhere? Ever?

By definition an assault rifle is a rifle that has a "select fire" option. That is a switch on the side of the rifle that allows the shooter to select between semi-auto and full-auto firing capability. Semi-auto is when you pull the trigger one round is fired. Full-auto is when you pull and hold the trigger the rifle continues firing until you release the trigger or run out of ammunition.

Currently there are no assault rifles available to the general public. They were partially banned with the Gun act of 1938 which banned the tommy gun style machine guns that were popular with gangsters at the time. Those are the ones they used to show gangsters carrying in violin cases back in the 20's and 30's. The Federal Firearms Act of 1968 completed the ban an assault rifles in this country. You read that right. Assault rifles have been banned in the United States for more than 50 years.

Equipped with that tasty little bit of information, a smart person would then ask, "If assault rifles are already banned in this country and have been for more than fifty years, what weapons are these anti-gun groups talking about banning now? And the answer is: everything else.

Deerfield, Illinois is a perfect example. A bill went up for vote in the village of Deerfield to ban assault rifles to make the city safer. Of course people want to jump on that bandwagon every chance they get. I mean really, who doesn't want a safer city to live in? So they passed it into law. Then they found out that when the village of Deerfield was talking about "assault rifles" they really meant any semi-auto rifles, handguns, and shotguns.



They have defined “assault weapon” to include all semi-automatic weapons except antique handguns or weapons that have been made inoperable. They also exempted guns designed for shooting at Olympic events.


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In order to get this piece of ... legislation ... passed they had to include a 'safe storage' exemption. However, this allowed the village to amend the law if they deemed necessary, which they immediately did, making it illegal to own any of these weapons, safe storage or not.

Anyone who says they want to ban assault rifles is:

1. Too ignorant to waste time on.
2. Lying to your face.
3. A combination of 1 and 2.

Assault rifles are already banned. Deerfield showed that government is more than willing to lie and use the buzzword "assault rifle" to ban anything they can get away with.

DONT FALL FOR THIS BULLSH1T. CALL IT WHAT IT IS. STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS OR YOU WILL KNEEL WITHOUT THEM.
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posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:54 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight
you have sunk to gobbledygook
good luck with that

you have provided no "experts"
and you have provided nothing with respect to what most americans think

you self delusion is epic
as is your ego

we will not give up our rights, especially on the opinion of a foreigner
no different really than the dreaded "russians" who attempted to influence us



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:54 AM
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originally posted by: IrateCanadian

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: InTheLight

If the solution is a loss of freedom then nope


That freedom does not mean today what it meant when it was written. Now every civilian will be armed against each other, is that how you want to live?



Yes. You endorse removing rights and freedoms.

Admit it.


I endorse removing high capacity magazines (over 10 rounds) that would be a very good start...and only a start.


So you desire a loss of freedoms at least be honest about it


How is reducing your round number a loss of freedom. In what instances do you need mega rounds?


Let me put this in a way you might understand.

You and the rest of the anti-gun crowd are demanding a justification for firearms.


This is just like you standing at a voting booth and demanding a justification before you vote for why you want to vote for a candidate.

It is a police-state, Orwellian action.

It is wrong.


As in Australia, it is right, and they haven't had another mass shooting in 22 years. So obviously your priorities are clear.


Move to Australia then and shut the hell up about magazine caps in USA/NA - Good god.


Just trying to save you from yourselves.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: Vroomfondel



Anyone who says they want to ban assault rifles is: 1. Too ignorant to waste time on. 2. Lying to your face. 3. A combination of 1 and 2. Assault rifles are already banned. Deerfield showed that government is more than willing to lie and use the buzzword "assault rifle" to ban anything they can get away with. DONT FALL FOR THIS BULLSH1T. CALL IT WHAT IT IS. STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS OR YOU WILL KNEEL WITHOUT THEM.

huzzah!
well posted





posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight




No, wrong, I am here asking what solutions can be put in place to deal with this issue or at lease minimize the carnage mass shooters can do

What do you recommend ?
Leave ourselves open to those same criminals ?
Take away our only chance at stopping them ?
Did you not read my entire post with comprehension , yet again ?
Criminals care less if something is against the law.
That is why they are criminals.
Is there some test that will determine if a person is evil or not ?
If so , I have never heard of it.

Again , weapons do not kill people . People kill people.
A No.2 pencil can be a deadly weapon .
A magazine .
Everything around you right now is a potential deadly weapon.
I have owned multiple firearms (including bows) and none have ever harmed anyone in the 50+ years I have owned them.

The subject should be , how to we determine intent in time to prevent ?
I leave you with these thoughts.
But remember , the US is unlike any other country .
We value our freedom as much as anything else.
US citizens fought and died for that ideology.
Not only fort us , but most of the time for others as well.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:57 AM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: InTheLight
you have sunk to gobbledygook
good luck with that

you have provided no "experts"
and you have provided nothing with respect to what most americans think

you self delusion is epic
as is your ego

we will not give up our rights, especially on the opinion of a foreigner
no different really than the dreaded "russians" who attempted to influence us







I provided American expert links throughout this thread and gallup stats on what the majority of Americans want regarding gun restrictions. You can choose to ignore the facts, that also is your freedom.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

You are somewhat on my point...

AR styled...copy and search...

"When Colt's patents for the AR-15 expired in the 1970s, other manufacturers began making similar models.

Those gun makers gave the weapons their own names, yet the popularity of the AR-15 turned it into a generic term for all types of AR-15-style rifles."



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 11:59 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: InTheLight




No, wrong, I am here asking what solutions can be put in place to deal with this issue or at lease minimize the carnage mass shooters can do

What do you recommend ?
Leave ourselves open to those same criminals ?
Take away our only chance at stopping them ?
Did you not read my entire post with comprehension , yet again ?
Criminals care less if something is against the law.
That is why they are criminals.
Is there some test that will determine if a person is evil or not ?
If so , I have never heard of it.

Again , weapons do not kill people . People kill people.
A No.2 pencil can be a deadly weapon .
A magazine .
Everything around you right now is a potential deadly weapon.
I have owned multiple firearms (including bows) and none have ever harmed anyone in the 50+ years I have owned them.

The subject should be , how to we determine intent in time to prevent ?
I leave you with these thoughts.
But remember , the US is unlike any other country .
We value our freedom as much as anything else.
US citizens fought and died for that ideology.
Not only fort us , but most of the time for others as well.


Most countries value their freedom, they just don't turn a blind eye to finding solutions to mass shootings as your country is doing.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: IrateCanadian

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: InTheLight

If the solution is a loss of freedom then nope


That freedom does not mean today what it meant when it was written. Now every civilian will be armed against each other, is that how you want to live?



Yes. You endorse removing rights and freedoms.

Admit it.


I endorse removing high capacity magazines (over 10 rounds) that would be a very good start...and only a start.


So you desire a loss of freedoms at least be honest about it


How is reducing your round number a loss of freedom. In what instances do you need mega rounds?


Let me put this in a way you might understand.

You and the rest of the anti-gun crowd are demanding a justification for firearms.


This is just like you standing at a voting booth and demanding a justification before you vote for why you want to vote for a candidate.

It is a police-state, Orwellian action.

It is wrong.


As in Australia, it is right, and they haven't had another mass shooting in 22 years. So obviously your priorities are clear.


Move to Australia then and shut the hell up about magazine caps in USA/NA - Good god.


Just trying to save you from yourselves.



I have my guns and training for that - I'm good, thanks



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