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Originally posted by Hopechest
Originally posted by Darce
reply to post by Hopechest
Haha! Sounds like fun. Unfortunately we can't hunt with ARs in Canada as they are restricted by name and therefore can only be used at RCMP approved ranges.
I would agree with you that there are plenty of options for home defense, semi auto 5.56/.223 caliber carbines being only one of them. If you're interested here is a little video on the subject by a well known youtube channel called hickok45:
Honestly he never claims to be an "expert", but he does bring up some good points as to why the AR is a very capable defensive platform.
I can't figure out the embed sorry Youtube Link:
Home Defense: Double Barrel Shotgun vs AR15edit on 2/4/13 by Darce because: (no reason given)
Some people may prefer it but I have no idea why. I find them extremely clunky and can't hit the broad side of a barn with one. If someone was in my house I'd take a 9mm any day of the week over an AR-15. I suppose that if you had time, were propped up in a window and saw a car full of people coming at you from down the street the AR-15 would be better but I highly doubt that situations happen too often like that.edit on 2-4-2013 by Hopechest because: (no reason given)
Hope, by your.reasoning, it is just.fine to.leave the people.defenseless, because after enough time all the criminals with guns woukd eventually be off the streets, as well as their weapons.
No military on earth has ever fielded an ar15, it is not.an assault weapon, it is a.single.shot.semi.auto, not military grade by any means.
An ar15 does.not.spray bullets, nice try feinstein, but you are obviously completely.ignorant of the weapon your talking.about.
My 10 year old son can handle.and.shoot one quite easily, more.so.than any shot.gun, and with much more.control and accuracy.
Please hope, you have no hope, as your entire.prmise is.based off flat out lies and deceit.
Originally posted by Hopechest
reply to post by Sek82
Your correct, and I never intended it to be anything else. As for gun control, I'd say quite the opposite is happening, especially at the court level.
We've seen the Supreme Court hand down a few decisions that qualify the second amendment recently. The second amendment has gained more strength lately, not had it taken away.
The second amendment now applies to states, which prior to 2010 it did not. We now have a Court decision that says cities and states cannot ban handguns.
I think gun supporters should be very happy with how things are going. Your always, every single congress, going to have legislators trying to hammer a gun bill through but it usually never goes anywhere.
I was simply making a point that if you have less guns on the street you will have less gun violence. Not sure how you can really debate that.
The City of Chicago has one of the nation's most restrictive gun control laws. Since April 1982 it has been illegal to purchase or register any handgun within the city. At the time Chicago's law was passed, then-Mayor Jane Byrne touted it as an anti-crime measure. How has her claim fared through the past dozen years?
A review of the Chicago Murder Analyses from 1965 to 1992 provides information on this question. The Murder Analyses are compiled annually by the Chicago Police Department, offering painstaking detail about the number of murders committed in the City of Chicago, the types of weapons used in those murders, the age of offenders and victims, and much more.
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What all three graphs show is that the number of murders ebbs and flows with little apparent respect for gun control laws. The national gun control act of 1968 appears to have had little effect on murders with firearms in Chicago: The number of murders committed with handguns rose dramatically in the years following its passage. The number of murders with handguns was falling in Chicago before passage of the city's 1982 gun control law.