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reply to post by neo96
It's just a fear tactic, a buzz word, to keep the unthinking masses unaware that civilian "Assault rifles" aren't as dangerous as the "gun grabbers" want them to be. Fact is the military versions are superior and if it came down to an "us vs. them" superior numbers with the best we can get our hands on, would be our only saving grace.
Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary
You mention assault weapons..But in reality the numbers show handguns to be involved in most crimes committed with guns. Not rifles, of ANY type, let alone AR15s. So why the push to ban weapons who are a statistical misnomer when it comes to the totality of crimes committed with guns in general?
The most popular rifle in America for law abiding citizens is the AR15 semi-auto rifle. More people own this rifle than any other in the US. If that is the case, shouldn't the so called "assault rifle" show up in crimes just as often as a 1911 handgun?
reply to post by Flatfish
"Military style assualt weapons"? What does that even mean? It looks scary?
An AR15 functions the same as every other firearm. Pull the trigger and a bullet is fired. Just because it "looks" scary, you don't think people should have them?
larger round, higher round velocity, higher damage to tissue.
You get the point..
reply to post by Flatfish
What good have gun laws done except making an act that is already illegal 'more' illegal.
IMO, here's a better question; What good has the availability of assault weapons in the public realm done?
reply to post by NavyDoc
Please see above post...as the term Assault Rifle is completely made up as a propaganda term.
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I too think it's great that this lady was able to protect herself with her shotgun and I'd bet those burglars think twice before going on to their next job.
On the other hand, I don't see what this has to do with gun control. If anything, this just proves that you don't necessarily need an "assault weapon" in order to successfully defend yourself. Hell, I think V.P. Joe Biden even advocated for getting yourself a shotgun, didn't he?
While I'll admit that there are some extremist out there, most gun control advocates are not in favor of taking away a person's right to own guns for protection. We just don't see the need for military style assault weapons in the public realm. I think that lady's gun will hold five rounds max. and from what I could tell, she didn't have to fire a damn one of them to be effective.