Originally posted by intrepid
Well, I've been using firearms for over 30 years and I've got to go with the left wing lunatics on this one. Assault rifles for hunting? After the first round is discharged, your aim is off, give me a break. I don't think hand guns should be used for hunting either, not as accurate as a rifle, more humane. Did that sound like lunacy Grady?
Well, first of all, the Assault Weapons Ban did not ban Assault Weapons. The Gun Control Act of 1934 did that.
Yes. It does sound like lunacy. Most "assault weapons" are in the calibers .223, 7.62mm/39mm, 9mm. There are many firearms in those calibers which fire semi-automatic. The first two are very useful for hunting small to medium game under some circumstances and all are good for self-defense.
The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting.
Even the military does not have a real definition of an assault weapon. Most definitions are something on the order of a small to medium caliber short rifle, with the capacity for selective fire. There are no selective fire weapons that are covered by the assault weapons ban. All automatic weapons are covered under the Gun Control Act of 1934.
The Assault Weapons ban is bad legislation because it does absolutely nothing, except ban certain external, non-fire-function related features. It is stupid legislation foisted on the ill informed and fearful by liars.
[edit on 04/9/13 by GradyPhilpott]