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Why does anyone need an "Assault Rifle"?
woofer2425 | woofer2425

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.


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KEYWORDS: banglist; beckel; colddeadhands; democrats; guncontrol; newtown; secondamendment; tyranny
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1 posted on 12/18/2012 12:47:35 PM PST by woofer2425
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To: woofer2425
So easy to flip on its head: Why does any woman need an abortion? Why do two fags need to marry? Why does Sandra Fluke need someone else to give her free birth control?
2 posted on 12/18/2012 12:51:11 PM PST by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: woofer2425

Should I ever be assaulted, it would be extremely useful to have an assault rifle to defend myself against the assault.


3 posted on 12/18/2012 12:51:27 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: woofer2425

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.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 12:52:07 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: woofer2425
"Why does anyone need an "assault rifle"?

To defend themselves against an assailant who might just have one.

5 posted on 12/18/2012 12:52:12 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: woofer2425; TheMom; Eaker; thackney; Xenalyte; Squantos; NYTexan; laurenmarlowe; mylife; ...
Because they are cool and fun to shoot.

Plus the bad guys have 'em. Hugs don't work.

6 posted on 12/18/2012 12:52:25 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: woofer2425

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.


7 posted on 12/18/2012 12:52:40 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: woofer2425

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.


8 posted on 12/18/2012 12:52:52 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: woofer2425

Why does a left-wing anti-gun blogger need an internet connection? Or even a computer?


9 posted on 12/18/2012 12:52:57 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: woofer2425

Why does FNC need Beckel? Oh yeah,... comic relief.


10 posted on 12/18/2012 12:53:28 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: humblegunner

‘cause we can’t all be Nagant cultists. ;)


11 posted on 12/18/2012 12:54:00 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: woofer2425

Why do we need TVs? Or cable news programs? they could all go


12 posted on 12/18/2012 12:55:35 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Om Mosin Padme Nagant.....


13 posted on 12/18/2012 12:55:43 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: TADSLOS

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


14 posted on 12/18/2012 12:55:58 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: woofer2425

To defend against assaults


15 posted on 12/18/2012 12:56:39 PM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: woofer2425

To protect myself from our Marxist president.


16 posted on 12/18/2012 12:56:54 PM PST by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: woofer2425

Why does Al Sharpton need a TV camera?


17 posted on 12/18/2012 12:57:06 PM PST by alancarp (Liberals: making promises that no one's wallet can keep,)
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To: woofer2425

To protect ourselves and our nation from the likes of Communist such as Bob.


18 posted on 12/18/2012 12:58:13 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: woofer2425
"Why does anyone need an "assault rifle"?

To ensure the security of a FREE STATE!

Next question...

19 posted on 12/18/2012 12:58:13 PM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: woofer2425

So Beckel, you want to be the Obama’s Minister of Needs.

They’re needed to keep your inner-self of megalomania in check.


20 posted on 12/18/2012 12:59:46 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: woofer2425

Why does anyone think they should get to decide what another person needs?

SnakeDoc


21 posted on 12/18/2012 12:59:59 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Texas survived one Obama term, and we'll survive another. The rest of you are screwed.)
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To: woofer2425

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?


22 posted on 12/18/2012 1:00:44 PM PST by gaijin
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To: woofer2425

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


23 posted on 12/18/2012 1:00:48 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: woofer2425

“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.


24 posted on 12/18/2012 1:01:14 PM PST by DBrow
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To: humblegunner

LOL... I deserved that.


25 posted on 12/18/2012 1:01:14 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: woofer2425

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.


26 posted on 12/18/2012 1:01:23 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: woofer2425

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?


27 posted on 12/18/2012 1:01:32 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: woofer2425

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.


28 posted on 12/18/2012 1:03:12 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: woofer2425; All

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.


29 posted on 12/18/2012 1:03:17 PM PST by DBrow
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To: humblegunner

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.


30 posted on 12/18/2012 1:05:16 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

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.


31 posted on 12/18/2012 1:07:25 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: woofer2425

For the same reason Bob Beckel needs booze and prostitutes.


32 posted on 12/18/2012 1:07:58 PM PST by Squeako (The radicals are the wolves. The moderates are the wolves in sheep's clothing.)
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To: woofer2425

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.


33 posted on 12/18/2012 1:08:54 PM PST by Conservative Vet
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To: TADSLOS
Why does FNC need Beckel? Oh yeah,... comic relief.

Why does the poster need FNC? It certainly cannot be to obtain a truly balanced viewpoint.

34 posted on 12/18/2012 1:08:54 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: woofer2425

Why does anyone “need” the right to ask me what I “need”?

The issue is not up for discussion at all.


35 posted on 12/18/2012 1:09:05 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

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.


36 posted on 12/18/2012 1:09:58 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: woofer2425

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?


37 posted on 12/18/2012 1:10:49 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: massgopguy

LOL the left just cannot help themselves.

The media will push this to take Libya and the financial problems off the page


38 posted on 12/18/2012 1:12:40 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: humblegunner
Why does anyone need an "Assault Rifle"?

For the same reason our Founding Fathers owned them and printing presses.

39 posted on 12/18/2012 1:14:21 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Or why do there need to be so many place to read news and spout off online?

So much freedom hurts my widdle head!


40 posted on 12/18/2012 1:17:02 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: woofer2425

In case we are under assault?


41 posted on 12/18/2012 1:17:59 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: woofer2425

This morning on Fox and Friends, Gretchen Carlson asked the same stupid question.


42 posted on 12/18/2012 1:18:26 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: humblegunner

I went to the gun store this morning and the racks are empty.


43 posted on 12/18/2012 1:18:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: humblegunner
I need an assalt weapon because I already have apepper weapon.

/johnny

44 posted on 12/18/2012 1:20:46 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: woofer2425

They can have my 12 ga., fully automatic, AK-47 assault rifle when they pry it from my cold dead hands.


45 posted on 12/18/2012 1:20:51 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: woofer2425

I thought they were for defense,food and fun.


46 posted on 12/18/2012 1:21:02 PM PST by Deepest South
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

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.


47 posted on 12/18/2012 1:21:10 PM PST by dirtymac (Now is the for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: humblegunner

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.


48 posted on 12/18/2012 1:21:54 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: CatherineofAragon

Ask Gretchen why she needs a bra? To keep my tits up is not a valid answer.


49 posted on 12/18/2012 1:22:00 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: woofer2425

Simple. In case I’m assaulted


50 posted on 12/18/2012 1:22:53 PM PST by Bitsy
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