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To: stranger and pilgrim
You want to know why an assault weapons ban won’t pass? Just look at that fact: they sell them at Walmart. These are not exotic weapons any longer. They are completely mainstream.

I think I remember that way back when, WallMart didn't sell them. I think you are right that the ban and having leftists want to ban them all the time, plus movies, has made them a must have rifle. So much so that there are a lot more owners now than back during the first ban.

15 posted on 01/13/2013 9:45:56 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer; stranger and pilgrim
 
 
Yep - I remember when the '94 AWB came down - it was like "meh". ARs and such were basically a niche market and it didn't bother the FUDDs any that those 'machine gun people' were catching grief. Then, by either force of proactive marketing by the industry and/or the historic American affinity for owning the same sort of weapons carried by our troops the mil-style autos propelled to the forefront of interest and ownership, far beyond what it was back in '94. The genie is long gone out of that bottle.
 
 

23 posted on 01/13/2013 9:58:56 PM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

A quick trip to the mighty Wikipedia offers the information that the first AR-15s were sold in 1959!!!

That makes the basic design almost 54 years old!?!

I’ve got news for the media and all gun grabbers, the technology IS old and barely qualifies as a modern military armament. Whether we still use it for such is not my point.

The point is that the cat is way out of the bag on these guns being mainstream all over the world. Just like the 1911. Hint: The model number is not random. ;)

Manufacturing technology has long ago surpassed the point where government has any logical argument to attempt to contain the availability of something that can be made in any basic CnC machine with the proper pattern.

In short, firearms themselves are rapidly turning into caveman tools by today’s standards. As common as the personal knife has been for thousands of years.


35 posted on 01/13/2013 10:47:04 PM PST by Advil000
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