posted on Dec, 8 2006 @ 09:42 AM
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Something funny about CT's ban.
I can go buy a Ruger Mini-30 (7.62x39) semi-auto rifle.
I cannot by an AK-47 (7.62x39) semi-auto rifle.
Figure that one out.
I can get the same capacity for both weapons. They shoot the same round at the same rate.
The AK is illegal because some sheltered city folk just assume its a menacing, evil rifle used by criminals. The media taught them that. The same fear
is what makes the little old white lady freak out if a big black guy comes up behind her at the ATM.
Its all fear mongering bull and prejudices toward what people dont understand. People in CT by and large dont understand guns. Go to Nebraska and
they, by and large, dont understand CT.
People like the guy who thinks "civilians" shouldnt have them doesnt understand anything.
Well I don't know about understanding the need for these things, but over here we've never been allowed to carry assault rifles or automatic weapons
in general. We have very strict rules on carrying weapons, and I for one am glad we do.
Like once every couple of years somebody gets hold of a AG-3 from a military warehouse or something and goes on a killing spree. Most people who have
guns don't go around killing people, but the ones that do get a lot more killing done in a lot less time with automatic weapons...
I'm all for the right to bear arms and protect yourself, but you don't need frikkin' assault rifles for that!
I know this is a very sensitive
subject that most americans feel very strongly about, but at some point you must look at the following:
-If you want to shoot someone, you need a gun.
-The more guns you have the more people are going to get shot, regardless of the intentions.
-Most guns used in criminal cases are legal guns stolen from people "protecting themselves".
Do you go hunting with AK-47's ?
I'm sure it's great fun to shoot it at a shooting range, but what if your kid (or some random punk burgling your
house) runs off with it and shoot someone? Having such powerfull weapons is a great responsibility!