posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 09:12 PM
From the outset I have been saying that so many people are ignorant when it comes to firearms, yet they are the ones who make the laws apparently. I
tried to tell people that you can have an assault rifle that simply looks like a deer rifle, and vice-versa. Their terminology for an assault rifle
apparently is anything that looks tactical in nature. Just because a rifle looks like an AR-15 does not mean it is.
It depends on two things imo...First, what round it is chambered in. And secondly, the firing method. If you have a semi-automatic rifle, it should
NOT be illegal. If one wants to argue the US Constitution, then theoretically no weapon the government has should be banned from the public, for the
simple fact that the Founding Fathers intended the people to have a way to depose a tyrannical government who would use their superior firepower to
ensure the fall of democracy. Common sense really, in ANY country. You take away the peoples' method of fighting the government, and essentially the
government can get away with WHATEVER they want. But that is not the point of this thread.
So if they really want to ban assault weapons, imo the term only refers to rifles that are fully automatic or burst fire. If it is semi auto, it
should be legal. That means you have to pull the trigger for every shot, instead of holding it down to fire repeatedly. Classifying a weapon based on
its visual characteristics is quite stupid when you think about it. You could have a fully automatic rifle that firest a 7.62 mm bullet, a fairly
powerful round, yet the entire thing can look like whatever you can make it to look like, which is just about anything. You could make it look like a
Marlin .22 rifle if you wanted to, although it would have a few larger components, lol.
But I am sure any sane person can understand this, as it is quite simple. I mean you can buy "tactical" .22 caliber rifles for goodness sake. That
means it is a small caliber rifle, used for hunting squirrels where I come from, but it looks like an M4 that the US infantry uses. Should THAT be
illegal? I don't think so. So I say GOOD for the company who uses these stupid laws against those who made them.