posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 03:24 PM
Originally posted by Campy61
We already have a few guns I recently bought myself a 223 AR and she has been practising with the 22 rifle but I want her to have a little more fire
power. We shoot every weekend and she is getting pretty good but she doesn't like the AR platform.
No offense, but if you have to ask, it doesn't matter. In a truly 'SHTF' situation where it would come down to neighbor against neighbor, there are
already a whole lot of people that are better trained, better equipped, and generally better at it than you. At that point, all a firearm in your
possession is going to do is likely aggravate the situation and get you killed faster. I'm not sure what is the correct answer to your scenario, but
I can tell you that, in your case, your AR to shoot dogs and squirrels is about all you need to be worried about, and getting protection against
'bad' people isn't going to happen with a gun.
Before I get jumped on about being anti-gun or whatever.....I've had a gun in my hand practically since I could walk. I've hunted and competition
shot for many, many years. Between myself, my brother, and my grandfather we have well over 1000 firearms. It's not about whether guns are 'good'
or 'bad,' but simple common sense.
Secondly, for whatever reason, there is this huge push towards an almost militarized xenophobia in this country....there's all these people running
around with a homocide fantasy and the 'need' to have a gun. Just the other day I was in buying some ammo for one of my 9mm's and got to listen to
some do-nothing fatbody corporate desk jockey telling everybody within earshot how he was going to shoot whoever tried to ever mug him because now he
was packing a .380. IMO, this guy had NO BUSINESS with a CCW and probably no business even owning a firearm because his entire premise for even
associating with firearms was this shadowy other that he was hell bent on shooting. But, these are the people that have inundated society. Idiots
with 'tactical' 870's and AR's who couldn't hit the broad side of a barn and Billy Bada** with an LCP in their pockets that really only want to
shoot somebody. Ridiculous, and incredibly irresponsible.