posted on May, 25 2004 @ 07:19 PM
I love assault rifles. At least I loved my M-16 before it was time to turn it in and get back to the "real world". Everything about it was just
right- I've never been that accurate with other weapons.
Burst and auto are fairly useless to the average joe, unless you plan on a drive-by shooting. What are you going to do with it really? Have you got
several friends with it too so you can pin the target down and frag him?
The other problem you face is that by the time you're 18, you'll be lucky if you can buy an internal combustion engine in California, let alone an
assault rifle anywhere. What state are you from anyway, because that's a big factor.
Then theres the matter of what you want your weapon for. If you've some vision that you may one day need to go out and kill somebody, I suggest
taking karate lessons and being a sport about it. If you live in a dangerous place and want a weapon at home, a shotgun with slugs will give you close
range accuracy and stopping power, or if you wanted a hand gun I suggest a revolver because it won't jam no matter how long you leave it loaded. (I
don't subscribe to the idea that a weapon should be kept unloaded, disasembled and encased in cement inside a time-locked safe, but especially if you
keep it loaded or near ammo, you do need a good way of locking it up.)
If you just want to shoot for sport, then should see if your parents would agree to getting you something to practice with. A .22 isn't very
expensive, and it probably wont be very scary to your parents. Then when you turn 18 and you have been practicing your marksmanship and safe handling
for a quite a while already, you'll be ready to go get whatever pellet gun the government hasn't banned by that time.