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FudaFuda Donating Member (425 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 01:19 AM
Response to Reply #47
60. M16A2 is not a civilian rifle
An M16A2 is not the kind of rifle that this ban would affect. The M16A2 is a select-fire automatic weapon with semi-auto and 3-round burst modes. Semi-auto rifles sold in the US do not have full auto or burst capability. And there are LOTS of semi-auto rifles sold in this country that are not AK47's or AR15's. As for the rate of fire from a semi-auto being high, the same can be said of John Wayne's lever-action rifle, if the shooter is well trained. Or even a revolver.

Jerry Miculek shows how fast a revolver is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uisHfKj2JiI

So 'rapid fire' is not a valid argument against semi-auto firearms. And the poster above is correct that 'well regulated' in the context of the 2nd Amendment meant 'fully equipped,' which means when the redcoats are coming, every man shows up with his battle rifle.
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