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A Little Reality in a Sea of Fantasy on Gun Control
Flopping Aces ^ | 01-10-13 | CJ

Posted on 01/12/2013 11:12:08 AM PST by Starman417

I think it's about time to sit down and talk with you realistically about the ignorance of those advocating for bans on so-called "assault weapons" (AW) and so-called "high-capacity" magazines.

First and foremost, I object to the use of both terms. They are nothing more than scare tactics designed by opponents to create fear of inanimate objects. They are used to assume there is safety in less capacity and less menacing characterics. However, I use the terms merely to sync my words with the common media vernacular to avoid confusion.

To be honest, I'm not even sure what constitutes an AW. I know that ARs and AKs fit into that category, but the using the 90's AW ban as a guideline, the possibilities of defining a rifle as an AW are virtually limitless. Take the Ruger Mini-14, for example.


I think everyone, including the gun control nazis, that this is a perfectly acceptable gun that we can trust the general population to own. It looks likes a perfectly fine weapon for hunting (understanding that the 2nd Amendment has NOTHING to do with hunting, as I've previously explained), right?

There is no extendable stock. It doesn't have an evil pistol grip. It's got a wooden frame instead of a black one. The magazine cannot hold 30 or more rounds. None of those murder-prone picatinny rails. It's just a down-to-earth, typical American rifle one would expect to see in the back window of a pickup truck. But, it does shoot the standard .223 or 5.56mm rounds that most ARs shoot.

What's great about Ruger's Mini 14 is that is highly customizable. There is an endless number of changes that can be made to it to suit the owner's likes and needs. Consider the following progression.


Uh oh. This is the same rifle, but it's beginning to look scary with that collapsible stock and a pistol grip. However, since it's still got a wooden frame and a small magazine it should still be ok.


Ok, now you've gone too far, CJ. This is simply unacceptable. It's black and the magazine is much too large. We need to ban this weapon. Never mind that this one is the EXACT SAME weapon in terms of mechanics, lethality, accuracy, and cycling as the first one above. The problem is that this is the same weapon as the first one above. But, just for giggles, let's take it one more step then I'll get into some other aspects of these AW bans.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2nd; banglist; guncontrol; guns; obama; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/12/2013 11:12:12 AM PST by Starman417
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To: Starman417
hehehe...too funny...I can weld fins, a fake afterburner, and spikes on the hubs of my car,
but it will still need gas, go only as fast as it did before,,
and NEVER, EVER be THE Batmobile!

Shallow, thin-skinned (D)im dumbazz gun-grabbers are just that, ALL appearance, no substance...
2 posted on 01/12/2013 11:34:37 AM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: 45semi

Fins look really futuristic. They are soooo cool.

3 posted on 01/12/2013 11:38:34 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Starman417
Of note,
Han Solos futuristic blaster from Star wars was based on a
C96 mauser designed in 1896.

And BTW that 1896 fire arm was a full auto machine pistol.

4 posted on 01/12/2013 11:43:09 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Starman417
It's got a wooden frame instead of a black one.

To the author:
In America at least, the proper term is "stock", as in "lock, stock and barrel".

When you write about guns, please don't make the stupid mistakes of those MSM alleged journalists.

5 posted on 01/12/2013 12:41:19 PM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Max in Utah
"lock, stock and barrel".

That phrase refers to a general store's lock (on the door), stock (the inventory of goods) and barrel (as in the pickle barrel the customers sat around playing cards on.) Otherwise you're right, a gun's furniture is usually called a stock.

6 posted on 01/12/2013 4:27:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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