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Old 08-05-2019, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Civilians never had such easy access to this amount of firepower, why do they need these types of weapons.
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Old 08-05-2019, 01:44 PM
 
Location: SGV
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I don't need a reason to own anything.
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Old 08-05-2019, 01:47 PM
 
Location: US
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You are right, we need missile launchers!
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Old 08-05-2019, 01:49 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Originally Posted by QuakerBaker View Post
Many people say that we need the right to own weapons such as an AK47 so that we can protect ourselves from an abusive government.

I would argue that this is not true.


1...Our military takes an oath to defend the constitution or in other words the rights of the people. In Nazi Germany they took an oath to Hitler, etc...not the rights of the people. Our military is staffed by good people overall who hold the protection of the constitution in high value.

2...In similar countries with similar constitutional values like France, the UK, Australia....which have reduced gun rights...you don't see an oppressive government beating up the people. Because as above, the military would turn on the government if it ever did that.

3...The military has high tech weapons and vehicles...an AK47 wouldn't be effective for fighting against that either.

4...The same reason that many don't want Iran to have nuclear weapons is the same reason that many don't want anyone to have AK47s. The more weapons of mass destruction out there the more likely they are to fall into wrong hands and be used for evil.



My rights to self preservation how I see fit, supersedes anyone's feelings.
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Old 08-05-2019, 01:50 PM
 
Location: USA
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Assault Weapons are full auto capable, and not available unless someone gets a tax stamp, background check and has $20K or more to drop on a collectors item.

If you mean common semi automatic rifles there are tens of millions, mostly in the hands of the law abiding. But I may remind you insurgents with largely crude weapons defeated large, sophisticated Super Powers in Vietnam, Afghanistan and other places around the world. You just have to make it not worth their while, like we did to the British.
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Old 08-05-2019, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Civilians never had such easy access to this amount of firepower, why do they need these types of weapons.

It's outlined quite clearly in the Bill of Needs
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Old 08-05-2019, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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So they want to ban swords which were weapons of war for hundreds of years?

What they want is to confiscate our Ruger 10/22s.

Believe it.

P.S. They're not getting ours. Ever. lol
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Old 08-05-2019, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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Didn't the OHIO shooter use a handgun?
The gun-grabbers want sidearms, too.

Wake up, sheeple.
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Old 08-05-2019, 01:55 PM
 
Location: USA
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Civilians never had such easy access to this amount of firepower, why do they need these types of weapons.
Because sometimes we face home invasions and multiple armed attackers. Why do you need a car that goes over 55 and can kill dozens of people, or more if driven irresponsibly?

https://riverheadlocal.com/2016/08/2...ay-manorville/
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Old 08-05-2019, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Lightbulb Why we don't need Assault Rifles to protect ourselves from Government

The reason I have guns is because I like to shoot. I'm a member of a local gun club with a rifle and pistol range that I frequent. I have a license and carry a handgun daily.

But I'm not the least bit concerned with "protecting myself from the government."

There are plenty of REAL threats to prepare for.

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