posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 08:21 PM
Originally posted by Rikku
sorry i didn't reall understand the question.
i'm not against gun's. but i dont see why you need assault rifle's. if your on a battlefield then i'd understand.
also dont you already have a tyranical government?
you wont fight back until they take away your fast food and tv.
A) They aren't assault rifles. They are military style semi automatic weapons. They have no more potential to kill than a "traditional looking"
rifle. It's like wanting to ban red cars because they go faster. They are not, I repeat, not fully automatic.
B) Google the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. You'll find that in a Major US metropolitan area, citizens were indeed trapped inside a battlefield of rioters.
Police weren't coming in to save anyone. Several notable cases were documented where citizens needed those evil large capacity magazines to defend
their families, homes and businesses.
C) We do have a tyrannical government. But it's better than most everyone else's. (UK bans guns, now they are marching empty handed in the street,
mad about the "death pipeline". Knives are now looking to be banned, and martial arts training...But that could never happen here, right?)
We have been called a sleeping giant before, and it is still true. These guns (not the bolt actions) are a huge deterrent to those who want to tear
down the US from within. That is why they want them so bad. These guns are a drop in the bucket when looking at US gun murders. You want to save the
kids? Attack handguns. But they repeatedly attack black long guns. They want that deterrent out of our hands.
D) Actually, we will fight back if they try to take our guns. IMHO that's why the administration feinted (as in sword-play feinting) on the issue.
They thought that maybe they could ram this through, using all those children to play our emotions. Biden was sent out to test the waters, 'leaking'
the extreme options on the table. Our response to that was why Obama issued a bunch of "Executive Suggestions" on Mental Health.