Skip to comments.Assault weapon owners cite diverse reasons for owning the guns
Posted on 12/22/2012 11:32:10 AM PST by rellimpank
In the wake of the deadly Connecticut school shooting last week, one question has repeatedly surfaced in the Black Hills and across much of the country: Why would anyone want to own an assault weapon?
One thing is clear the high-powered rifles capable of shooting multiple rounds in a hurry are in high demand. After President Barack Obama said this week he would push to renew a ban on purchasing the rifles, local gun-shop owners said the weapons have been flying off their shelves.
Meanwhile, gun owners in Rapid City cite diverse reasons for purchasing the weapons. Some say they are durable and accurate; a few see them as a financial investment or a way to exercise their constitutional rights; while others point to their value in self-protection or in the fun of target shooting.
Whatever the reason, assault-rifle owners are committed to the weapon.
"There is something kind of zen-like in setting up a bench and trying to put
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Then screw anybody who wants to take away my most effect tyrant-repellant.
I will keep my semi-auto weapons because I will never be marched to a wall as a "criminal," forced to kneel, and shot in the back of the head by a soldier or other govt agent.
Even if that is Obama's wet dream.
So just what is an “assault” weapon? Anything that looks scary? This is a good (long) article:
.223 is an excellent varmint rifle round.
And an AR-10 based rifle in .308 makes a nice deer rifle if done right.
According to some definitions they have bandied about in recent years my Ruger 10/22 .22lr would be classified as an ‘assault weapon’.
Pretty much anything that makes libs pee themselves is liable to be classed as an assault weapon.
Heck, I can't promise it won't turn tyrannical in the next four! The little pipsqueak dipsh!t at the wheel is certainly in the process of turning it in that direction as we speak.
If I had an AR-10 carbine, it would probably be just about the optimum weapon for feral hogs down here in Louisiana and east Texas.
Hypothetically speaking of course.
Exactly. For example, gun registratin passed in Weimar Germany, nobody was killed.
Hitler gets in charge, and things changed.
I need an assault rifle to prevent anyone from confiscating my other guns.
Who cares what reasons owner’s give! It’s our Constitutional right and I DO NOT have to explain myself to the left-wing fascists!
Personal choice, personal freedom, and an unalienable Right to do so.
Why is nobody else's business.
Why would any couple want more than one child?
Why would anyone want to own a house larger than 2000sq. ft.?
Why would anyone want to own more than one car?
Why would anyone want a trial by jury?
Why would anyone want freedom of speech, press, or religion?
Why would any woman want to work outside the home, or vote?
Why would any black person want to be free?
Why would any gay person want to get married?
THEY all have "Rights" (actual or imagined) but not gun owners.
One thing is clear the high-powered rifles capable of shooting multiple rounds in a hurry are in high demand.
Anyone who says the rifle used in he Connecticut school shooting last week is high powered or an assault weapon is functionally illiterate in respect to firearms.
One of the major criticisms in military circles in regard to the 5.56 mm NATO round used in the many variants of the M16 (M4 civilian model used by the shooter is a M15 variant) is that it is under powered and has limited range in comparison to other military issue weapon in service in the world.
An assault weapon is a full auto or burst capable rifle which the civilian model M4 is not.
Reporters worthy of the title should make some effort to get their facts and their terminology straight when attempting to write a story.
Every American should have at least one Min 14 & 30 in their house.
Thanks for the post. I am still trying to figure out what an “assault” weapon is suppose to be. Funny, I find journalists to be an “assault” on decency and freedom.
Gun Grabber: "Why do you need an assault weapon?"
Me: "In case those fascist Republicans get control of the government again."
While such weapons get all the press, the weapon that gun controllers are truly determined to ban are .50 caliber rifles.
The high ranking elected or appointed gun controllers like Bloomberg are paranoid about assassination, and calculate that this would be the weapon of choice for an assassin.
I heard there was a plot in NYC to take out Bloomberg by slipping him a few 24 oz. sodas.
Mini-30 is a great weapon...new ones are far more accurate than the old ones.....not a .308 or 30-06, but in that direction.......love mine....
Have a 40 year old Remington 742 semi-auto 30-06, and I guess they’d call that an assault weapon too, even tho the mag only holds 4 rounds....
We have to ban them to find out what they are.
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