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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 10:36 PM
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74. The truth?
Edited on Thu Feb-26-09 10:37 PM by benEzra
assault weapons are designed, made, and used for one purpose only: to mow down human beings.

Agree . . . thanks for telling the truth -- !!!

That one is pretty darn easy to debunk, given that "assault weapons" are the most common centerfire rifles used in competitive target shooting.

The AR-15 platform dominates centerfire target shooting in this country. The ammunition it uses is the #1 selling centerfire rifle caliber in the United States, every year (7.62x39mm is #2, and .308/7.62x51mm #3).

F-class (long range) precision competition, 300 to 1200 yards:

Hmmm, an AR-15 not being used to mow down human beings.

Camp Perry style target competition (restricted to iron sights only):

Hmmm, another AR-15 not being used to mow down human beings.

IPSC/USPSA carbine and 3-gun:

Gee, another AR-15 not being used to mow down human beings.

And another...

And another...

And hunting (with a .308 model, since .223 isn't powerful enough for deer):

And a book about how the AR-15 came to dominate precision target competition:

And a police officer using a civilian non-automatic AR-15 to serve and protect. I don't think the department issued her the rifle so she could "mow down people," do you?

Face facts. More Americans own "assault weapons" than hunt (16-20 million or more), yet all rifles combined account for only 3% of murders. The overwhelming majority of "assault weapons" are made and used for lawful, responsible civilian ownership.
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