Originally Posted by lcarus
Exactly right. The fact is, there are going to be crazy murderers in the world, and they're going to kill people. With guns, bombs, poison, whatever. It's a miniscule percentage of people though. You have more of a chance of dying on your way to work on the highway than getting shot in a random mass shooting.
I also don't understand the argument that asshats like Piers Morgan always bring up, which is "Why would ANYONE need an assault rifle?!?! The only thing they're good for is mass murders!!!" Yeah Piers...what if 4 guys break into your home with handguns? Or pipes or knives? Would you rather have a little peashooter or an assault rifle? There's perfectly legitimate scenarios where having a gun like that would make you safer. But they act like they can't even fathom a scenario where you might need a weapon like that. They're ****ing idiots. Guns are always going to exist. Criminals will still be able to get them illegally. But now law abiding citizens like you and I won't be able to get them to defend ourselves from said criminals. I just don't get it. Taking a few events, which were horrible tragedies, and using them to push the agenda of ****ing over the 2nd amendment is just absurdity.
IMO the biggest problem with using a rifle for home defense is over penetration. You shoot an intruder with a high powered rifle and you can blast a hole right through him, the wall behind him, the window across the street and grandma blue hair doing her dishes in the kitchen.
Better choices for home defense are a shotgun or handgun.