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Originally posted by AntiNWO
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
I absolutely support our Right to Bear Arms and I am a Hunter and own a variety of Guns. Still I have no issue with having certain weapons banned as anyone with a bit of skill can easily convert a Assault Rifle that has been designed to be semi-automatic to becoming Full Automatic.
So it's OK to ban guns, just so long as they're not your guns? That's a bit hypocritical, don't you think?
When is the last time someone converted a semi-auto and then went on a killing spree? Can't say that I've ever heard of such a thing. And I could be wrong, but don't think it's quite so easy to convert a semi-auto to full auto. Sounds like Brady rhetoric to me.
Originally posted by vor78
reply to post by longlostbrother
As I see it, its a waste of time and perhaps shows the true agenda of those who support it. About 80% of those gun-related homicides are committed while the perpetrator is using a handgun...and in most cases, its a cheap handgun. Bans on fully automatic rifles (which are hardly an off-the-shelf item and are far from inexpensive) and 'assault' rifles accomplish little except to make some people feel better. In reality, they account for a very small percentage of the firearm-related crime in the country.
In light of that fact, its reasonable to assume that this proposed ban would be ineffective at accomplishing a reduction in the homicide rate. So what's the point, except to strip away the rights of the millions of people who use that class of weapons legally and responsibly? There isn't one that I can see.
Why is owning an automatic weapon a "right"? Can I own a missile launcher?