posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 08:01 PM
Originally posted by Tiger5
reply to post by Camperguy
Bill We are on the same page on protecting tbhe home from intruders... I have commented elsewhere on a post where a woman shot an intruder in her
family home five times. I have no problem with that. I suggest she get a "man stopper".
There is a problem with the shootings.
I am thinking out loud here.
Do we need assault weapons to protect the home? Should assault weapons be kept at home???
These are the issues for me.
PS the regular army will always have better weapons due ot he military industrial complex.
Well being ex military I can tell you Im most proficient with the M16. You can kill someone with a knife,spoon,pencil. Do we need semi-auto military
(looking) weapons for home defense....I do
. It all depends on the type of criminals you might encounter. Honestly I used a standard Colt .45 Delta
Elite to thwart my criminals because it was in the closest safe.I live in Mass and the assault weapons ban is still in effect. We have to go not only
through a Federal background check but a State and City as well as a Certified firearms safety course, 3 Letters of recommendation and a interview
with the police chief to get a license and that license can come with restrictions such as only back and forth to a shooting range, or hunting only
and might go as far as having the firearm locked in a case separate from the ammunition . Every firearm we purchase is registered with the state and
all hi-cap mags are banned. A couple of months ago a "professional" criminal killed his girlfriend and shot a State cop with an AK47S rifle with a
hi-cap mag. The gun was banned, and unregistered and being a criminal it is against the law for him to own any firearm, so that being said criminals
will always have access to firearms no matter what laws or bans are put into effect. This isnt England or Austrailia a ban is just going to increase
the amount of firearms on the street, Capitalism at its best.Hell our own government supplies firearms to criminals.
As far as the military backing a gun confiscation, not anyone I know or police for that matter.My 2 best friends are Military and Police, we have had
this conversation in depth and they have talked to their comrads as well, up the chain of command.This question is being asked all around the police
depts and in Military circles. It will be BATF, Fema, CIA, FBI,NSA and if they get really desperate TSA.
A military looking weapon is like a high horsepower sports car or a Sportbike its the person behind the wheel thats responsible for the actions of the
device. Guns are only made to kill you say, well dont look at auto death statistics then. A Firearm is a tool, you can use that tool for defense of
yourself or a nation, you can use it to punch holes in paper (very fun) you can use it to put food on your table or unfortunatley in the wrong hands a
tool of murder.
I wish I could wave my magic wand and make all the bad people go away but my definition of bad, Im sure is not what someone elses definition would be.
Thats why no one person should have the ability to define what the path of the masses is, because that person would go insane with power, no matter
what moral ground they think they are standing on.
edit on 12-1-2013 by Camperguy because: Add restrictions