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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:31 PM

 

I would like to see an assault weapons ban along with a ban on any semi automatic weapons for [View all]

civilian use.

If you can't stop the bad guy who comes into your home in the dark of night with a double barreled shotgun or a 38 police special you probably should use other deterrents. If you can't shoot your deer with a bolt action, you ain't a sportsman.

If you think you are going to fend off Abrams tanks, Apache Attack Helicopters and Drones with laser guided missiles with your AR 15s and Glocks in the event of a revolution you need to seek psychiatric help.

I really can't see any logic for a sane person to want these sort of weapons other than they've seen them in the movies or television and want them either for their coolness factor or criminal activity.

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When the constitution was penned, people relied much more than we do on shooting their meals... WITH MUSKETS! They also had shooting competitions. With flintlocks. We fought a World War with bolt action rifles with 5-8 round clips. I think the typical American can defend his or her home without the same defensive tools as the police and military are required to use.

I understand that this might put a burden on gun manufacturers, but what the heck. Maybe they can go from guns to tillers (or plowshares as some might say)

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