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WHY GOOD PEOPLE NEED SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARMS AND “HIGH CAPACITY” MAGAZINES (M. Ayoob)
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Posted on 01/01/2013 2:44:05 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably had a conversation with someone in the last few days who asked, “Why do ordinary law-abiding people need those semiautomatic firearms with magazines that can hold more than ten cartridges?” There are lots of sound answers.

For one thing, defensive firearms are meant to be “equalizers,” force multipliers that can allow one good person to defend against multiple evil people. To allow one good person to defend against a single evil person so much stronger and/or bigger and/or more violent than he or she, that the attacker’s potentially lethal assault can be stopped. History shows that it often takes many gunshots to stop even a single determined aggressor. Most police officers have seen the famous autopsy photo in the cops-only text book “Street Survival” of the armed robber who soaked up 33 police 9mm bullets before he stopped trying to kill the officers. Consider Lance Thomas, the Los Angeles area watch shop owner who was in many shootouts with multiple gang bangers who tried to rob and murder him. He shot several of them, and discovered that it took so many hits to stop them that he placed multiple loaded handguns every few feet along his workbench. That’s not possible in a home, or when lawfully carrying concealed on the street: a semiautomatic pistol with a substantial cartridge capacity makes much more sense for that defensive application.

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1 posted on 01/01/2013 2:44:14 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

45 auto. Because shooting them more then once is just silly


2 posted on 01/01/2013 2:48:44 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Actually I have. She told me she didn’t feel like arguing and to drop the subject.

She is also a fake Jew who does the Jewish Holidays and MUST take off for them, out of “tradition”, but yet does not believe in God.

And yes, I took on that subject as well. We ended it with me telling her an agnostic is just an atheist w/out b@lls.


3 posted on 01/01/2013 2:50:38 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Tyranny of the Government.

You can’t always trust them, and I don’t trust them at all.


4 posted on 01/01/2013 2:54:01 PM PST by Chief901 (Tyranny coming to an area near you soon !)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good people need them as long as there are bad governments and bad people.


5 posted on 01/01/2013 3:05:09 PM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If you do get a high capacity weapon or a higher capacity magazine, make sure you get a reliable one that does not jam.


6 posted on 01/01/2013 3:08:55 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The biggest thief of my property is an abusive and bullying monster led by the Kenyan vulture.


7 posted on 01/01/2013 3:26:34 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The biggest thief of my property is an abusive and bullying monster led by the Kenyan vulture.


8 posted on 01/01/2013 3:26:44 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: South Dakota

.44 Magnum, because there’s no point in having a tidy house with no large splatters of blood on the upholstery and rugs, if you’re not alive to enjoy it.


9 posted on 01/01/2013 3:42:54 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: South Dakota

Because they don’t make a .46!


10 posted on 01/01/2013 3:48:04 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

What do you call a .500 S&W?


11 posted on 01/01/2013 3:51:48 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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12 posted on 01/01/2013 3:52:27 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should post gun free zone signs on their property and persons.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Flashlight when power goes out.
13 posted on 01/01/2013 3:58:12 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Eleutheria5
44 Magnum, because there’s no point in having a tidy house with no large splatters of blood on the upholstery and rugs, if you’re not alive to enjoy it.

There comes a point of diminishing returns, when recovering from recoil means that a smaller caliber (.45 or 9mm) a better choice. That, or keeping a shotgun handy.

14 posted on 01/01/2013 4:04:09 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Keltec PMR 30, .22 magnum. No recoil, loud as heck and holds 30 rounds. Any attacker will give up after getting hit with the first 20 rounds.


15 posted on 01/01/2013 4:48:09 PM PST by USAF80
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To: jonrick46

There is a reason why the military only uses 30 round mags. For anything larger that that they use belt fed ammo. I have seen a civilian AR with a belt fed adapter and a belt in the local gun store. Not full auto though.


16 posted on 01/01/2013 4:54:04 PM PST by USAF80
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To: Chief901

“When the people fear government there is Tyranny. When the government fears the people there is Liberty’’.— Jefferson.


17 posted on 01/01/2013 5:33:32 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Of course, when speaking about the use of firearms, Mr Ayoob doesn’t have nearly the credentials of Feinstein or Chucky Schumer, or Obama! LOL


18 posted on 01/01/2013 5:46:08 PM PST by nobamanomore
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To: South Dakota

http://www.arsenalfirearms.com/products/af-2011-a1-double-barrel-pistol


19 posted on 01/01/2013 6:41:13 PM PST by digger48
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To: USAF80
There is a reason why the military only uses 30 round mags. For anything larger that that they use belt fed ammo

Extended magazines make lousy tripod braces...

20 posted on 01/02/2013 3:10:03 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Shotguns are good. 16 gauge has a lot of stopping power, though not as much as a 12 or a monster 8.


21 posted on 01/02/2013 4:59:31 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Because they don’t make a .46!

What do you call a .500 S&W?

A joke....it was a joke.

22 posted on 01/02/2013 7:41:35 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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