Skip to comments.Why does anyone need an "Assault Rifle"?
Posted on 12/18/2012 12:47:32 PM PST by woofer2425
Bob Beckel on Fox news asked yesterday, "Why does anyone need an "assault rifle"?
I thought...Why does anyone need a 900 HP muscle car?...they could drive an East German wondercar like the Trabant or a Yaris or some other meager means of transport which aren't so "wasteful and dangerous". Why is there 1st class seating on airliners? Why are there multi CPU, overclocked computers when a plain vanilla Dell would be adequate?
I know you could come up with many more examples like this.
There are many choices we have the privledge to make because we live in this wonderful country. Some of the choices are wasteful, frivolous or dangerous to some. One of the choices we have is the weapon we choose. Whether it's for sport or protection...it's our choice...like many things in our life. You know...."assault weapons" are not Automatic weapons...they are the same mechanically as some hunting rifles with just a change in the stock design...with maybe a pistol grip added. They look more dangerous to these communists in the house and senate so they want to get rid of them. Most don't know a thing about firearms.
We have, and enjoy owning all types of guns because we are Americans and have freedom of choice. It would be wrong to take guns away from good and lawful people. You know the criminals won't give up there's. This is just another lie from the left.
Should I ever be assaulted, it would be extremely useful to have an assault rifle to defend myself against the assault.
Don’t go there. Why would anyone need anything other than a 18th century front stuffer? It’s not about “need.” Nothing in the Bill of Rights deals with “need.” It’s a constitutional right. Don’t like it? Let’s put it all on the table. Call for a constitutional convention.
To defend themselves against an assailant who might just have one.
Plus the bad guys have 'em. Hugs don't work.
I’d love to have one but they’re too much trouble because of the federal regs. So (for now) I’ll be content with my AK variants.
Since when is America meant to be arranged according to what our “needs” might be? That’s straight damned communism. “from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs”
Americans are supposed to have exactly what we decide we WANT, not what merely what we need.
Why does a left-wing anti-gun blogger need an internet connection? Or even a computer?
Why does FNC need Beckel? Oh yeah,... comic relief.
‘cause we can’t all be Nagant cultists. ;)
Why do we need TVs? Or cable news programs? they could all go
Om Mosin Padme Nagant.....
Why does Beckel eat so much..you need a 60 inch screen just to see his fat ass..perhaps there needs to be a ban on spoons so people like him won’t get so damn fat
To defend against assaults
To protect myself from our Marxist president.
Why does Al Sharpton need a TV camera?
To protect ourselves and our nation from the likes of Communist such as Bob.
To ensure the security of a FREE STATE!
So Beckel, you want to be the Obama’s Minister of Needs.
They’re needed to keep your inner-self of megalomania in check.
Why does anyone think they should get to decide what another person needs?
Why do people carry fire insurance? They are arsonists?
Why does the gummint require us to insure our cars? They think we PLAN to crash them...?
Some women don’t NEED their vaginas —yet they HAVE them. Isn’t this WASTE?
Just said on another post Gretchen Carlson on FOX and friends asked the same question.
The 2nd doesn;t say what kind of gun I should have and besides I like shooting and those idiots up in NY City in their elitist circles wouldn;t understand about that because their sense of fun is going to their elitist party, dressing up,m drinking their wine whilst swirling the damn thing and all of them trying to out do each other in their stories, what jobs they have and emotions .
Some of us like shooting sniper rifles, all kinds of guns and it;s nothing to do with them what I like shooting so long as I don;t kill anyone
“Assault weapon” is a term made up by hoplophobes, and nobody needs one. A nice .223 target gun, now, is a different story, as is a fun 7.62x39 plinker.
LOL... I deserved that.
To turn that question around I would ask why do a 20% minority, liberals, think they have the right to dictate to the majority of the people? Killing 1.2 million babies a year through abortion is their sacrifice to their evil god and they turn their back on Chicago’s gangland killings that exceed death tolls in the Iraq war.
If the government doesn’t need one then I guess I don’t.
Does the US government need one? Why?
Can I defend myself from the US government Bobby? Why?
Exactly, if they want to ban some/all guns, first ban cars that go over the posted speed limit. Why do you need a car that goes 100+ mph. Banning them is just as stupid. Difference is one is guaranteed by the 2nd amendment the other is not.
Don’t answer that question from the point of view or the language of the antigunners. Win by shifting the meanings back. Assault weapon is a made up term. like Saturday Night Specials and coathanger abortions.
Because I like shooting all sorts of guns and then protect myself, not that the metrosexual NY City / DC turds would know anything about.
Maybe we should ban wine seeing as wine can help to kill , oh wait the elitist snotty nosed metrosexuals up there like their expensive wine.
I have just as much right to have a gun as they do to drink their wine, so F-em.
I thought “Assault Rifle” was a term coined by Robin Williams in The Survivors because his wife was upset that he brought machine guns home.
For the same reason Bob Beckel needs booze and prostitutes.
When I was an ignorant twenty year old, I thought the same thing. I still believed the 2nd amendment was about hunting. The 1992 LA Riots changed my opinion about these weapons. The police abandoned parts of the city and only the armed Koreans saved their stores. If the SHTF, you want a good semi-auto rifle or carbine and lots of ammo.
Why does the poster need FNC? It certainly cannot be to obtain a truly balanced viewpoint.
Why does anyone “need” the right to ask me what I “need”?
The issue is not up for discussion at all.
why does Beckel need whores?
Why is Beckel need so much drink and drugs?
Why does the world need beckel , after all his pal George Bernard Shaw advocated this.
Well Bob, the first thing you need to know is that if the weapon doesn’t have “select fire” and/or “full auto” capability, it IS NOT an “assault rifle”.
The second thing you need to know is that “need” is NOT a detrmination YOU are in a position to make.
Bob, do you “need” the protection of the 13th Amendment, or can we throw that one out?
LOL the left just cannot help themselves.
The media will push this to take Libya and the financial problems off the page
For the same reason our Founding Fathers owned them and printing presses.
Or why do there need to be so many place to read news and spout off online?
So much freedom hurts my widdle head!
In case we are under assault?
This morning on Fox and Friends, Gretchen Carlson asked the same stupid question.
I went to the gun store this morning and the racks are empty.
They can have my 12 ga., fully automatic, AK-47 assault rifle when they pry it from my cold dead hands.
I thought they were for defense,food and fun.
Exactly right!!! It took 16 posts to get the correct answer. Gun rights of the individual is based soley on defense, individually or corporately, with the biggest threat to individual liberty is not from a foreign power but the power of a govt run amuck.
Read the tag line people. It is time to start the preparations.
Thank you for the ping.
Because I have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms as a law-abiding citizen.
Besides, I LOVE guns, loading them, shooting them, cleaning them, buying ammo, cc, and blasting targets.
Ask Gretchen why she needs a bra? To keep my tits up is not a valid answer.
Simple. In case I’m assaulted