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To: matt04

I’m not a gun enthusiast, never fired a firearm and do not support gun control. That being said, why would the average citizen need more fire power than a hand gun, for personal protection or a rifle for hunting? Please enlighten.


41 posted on 07/22/2012 7:03:10 AM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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To: duckman
That being said, why would the average citizen need more fire power than a hand gun, for personal protection or a rifle for hunting? Please enlighten

Need is not the issue. Remember, the phrase "too many guns" should never be uttered. It is a falsehood, an outright travesty.

43 posted on 07/22/2012 7:15:42 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: duckman

Your answer is in your statement. Your average hunting rifle is way more firepower than the so called assault rifle. If you can, take a 5.56 round(AR-15) place it next to a popular deer hunting round, say 30-06, and compare the size.
Ask yourself, Hobson’s choice, which one you would rather get hit with. Since hunting rifles are more powerful, what would would be the point in banning rifles less powerful. No matter how they look, they all work the same. Firing pin hits primer on cartridge, gun goes bang. Today’s military rifles are designed to be less powerful than yesterday’s bolt action rifles(equivalent to hunting rifles, their the same). Less hurt on shoulder, more ammo with smaller rounds, etc.


48 posted on 07/22/2012 7:40:02 AM PDT by gusty
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To: duckman

The error committed by gun control advocates is they don’t understand where the focus should be.

It doesn’t matter if law abiding citizens have AR 15s with 30 round capacity or 30-06 with a five round capacity. They’re not going to use it for murdering people

The focus should be on behavior. Murderous behavior is the problem.


50 posted on 07/22/2012 8:02:10 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: duckman
Well, when —not if, when— the flash mobs now being trained to come and riot on call are directed to sweep into a white neighborhood, you might wish you had two or three 30 round mags loaded for your Glock ... or you might wish you had acquired an AR 15 with extra mags when you could. And if you can acquire a KelTec sub2000 in 40 cal or 9mm, you can use 30 round mags loaded with pistol ammo, for a foldable carbine that you can carry in a small cooler in your vehicle ... for when the flash thuggery happens to catch you away from home and are behaving a bit more aggressively than just steal things on command. They do enjoy flowing through a park and assaulting various available whites don’tchaknow.
53 posted on 07/22/2012 12:51:31 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: duckman

Clearly BECAUSE HE/SHE CAN! Much blood was spilled defending our rights and the Second Amendment IMHO is # 1 on the list!
Also to protect us from the new storm trooper police forces evolving around the country.


55 posted on 07/22/2012 2:19:24 PM PDT by Renegade
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