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Old 07-20-2012, 09:50 AM  
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Gun Control

We have all heard about what happened in Aurora, Co, and I think that Gun Control is going to be a huge topic in the following months.


What measures need to be taken? Do you have any ideas that will help prevent this kind of thing from happening again as it pertains to guns?
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:13 PM   #886
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Ok.

I know many who use them for similar purposes.

I just don't see a use for AR's, or for that matter, semi automatic weapons in the hands of the general public, without a fairly rigorous training and background information.

I'm all for keeping the rights this country were built on, as I'm sure you are. And if I'm serious about keeping or obtaining these weapons, these things shouldn't be a problem.
Then what's next, banning pump action, lever action rifles? These were the first "repeaters" and can empty a magazine nearly as fast as a semi-auto.
And I've already mentioned I know guys that use AR's for hunting, they don't necessarily "need" an AR it just makes hunting coyotes more convenient.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:14 PM   #887
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Then what's next, banning pump action, lever action rifles? These were the first "repeaters" and can empty a magazine nearly as fast as a semi-auto.
Not sure where you got banning out of that?


But I will ask, these AR's and Semi automatic weapons, what were they designed for?
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:15 PM   #888
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Not sure where you got banning out of that?


But I will ask, these AR's and Semi automatic weapons, what were they designed for?
Same as any other rifle, accuratly firing a projectile.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:17 PM   #889
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Same as any other rifle, accuratly firing a projectile.
For the use of the public?
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:22 PM   #890
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For the use of the public?
Yea. The public can't use an accurate rifle?
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #891
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So, semi automatic weapons were designed for the use of hunting by the general population?
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:27 PM   #892
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So, semi automatic weapons were designed for the use of hunting by the general population?
If you're asking if semi-automatic firearms were first designed for military use before eventually trickling out into public sales, then the answer is no. They were first designed for public consumption. If I'm reading Wikipedia correctly, the U.S. army didn't begin issuing semi-auto rifles to infantrymen until 1937, some 50 years after semi-auto weapons had been invented and available for sale to the public.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:27 PM   #893
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So, semi automatic weapons were designed for the use of hunting by the general population?
They're designed to use the energy of the recoil to expel the spent casing and load a fresh bullet. Not sure why you're stumbling around this.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:28 PM   #894
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I'm not coming in here trying to be an asshole, I'm just asking. I'm trying to inform myself on these things, as I'm sure this will come up in conversation.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:29 PM   #895
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So what would have to occur for you guys to give up your right to own a semi automatic weapon?
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So what would have to occur for you guys to give up your right to own a semi automatic weapon?
Personally I wouldn't.
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So what would have to occur for you guys to give up your right to own a semi automatic weapon?
I'm not yet convinced that there's a need to forfeit that right.
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I'm not coming in here trying to be an asshole, I'm just asking. I'm trying to inform myself on these things, as I'm sure this will come up in conversation.
Touchy subject, easy to take things the wrong way.
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I'm not yet convinced that there's a need to forfeit that right.
I don't think there is either, but as I stated in a previous post, if people want to keep that right, there might have to be some things change in order for that to happen.


And to be totally honest, I'm ok with that.
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So what would have to occur for you guys to give up your right to own a semi automatic weapon?
To pry it from my cold dead hands... Firearms prevent tyranny
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