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assuming you're for real, i don't think it's anyone else's business. people's opinions about what is good or bad reasoning doesn't figure into it.
 

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I haven't fired my AR or AKS in a long time but feel I or any other law abiding citizens should be legally allowed to own them.

I also (and I 'm sure some will disagree), the police should not be allowed to possess any weapon that citizens can't.
 

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I agree there is a reason I should own an assault rifle. Even one of the full auto capable. I don't have the proper license for that but a good semi-auto, still yes. Even considering one of them an assault rifle, I have more than enough reason. I want to.

If the question is should I need a reason before I can possess one, that answer is Hail No. More than sufficient reason is the one I already have, I want to.

The simple fact that I desire to is all that is necessary.

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Assault is a behavior, not an object. I don't intend on assaulting anyone with any of my rifles, so I can't say that I own one. But using that definition, no one should own one, and should limit themselves to tyranny prevention rifles.
 

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There is a long list of things that people in America enjoy for no reason other than they enjoy them. It's called liberty.

The fact that this is even a question shows that a great deal of people in this country have trouble with critical thinking. Why anyone thinks an inanimate object can be evil is beyond me, but there is a large number of folks that attribute the actions of evil and disturbed people to a tool made out of metal and plastic.

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assuming you're for real, i don't think it's anyone else's business. people's opinions about what is good or bad reasoning doesn't figure into it.
With respect to all that have replied to this topic and those that will , I think the above should pretty much end the discussion.
 

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Let me ask a few questions...

What exactly is an assault rifle? Can you describe what makes a regular rifle into an assault rifle? If you can, why do those features make it ban-worthy while similar features on other firearms are ok to own?

If you can't tell me that above, then why do I even need a reason to own one? Someone blocking ownership should be able to clearly define what it is, why those characteristics are inherently dangerous or deadly, and that these are characteristics which are not shared with any other firearm. What is the point of banning an AR-15 if I can simply go and convert a mini-14 minus pistol grip and it perform exactly the same way as the AR-15? Is it the pistol grip that is deadly? Handguns have those too.

Need has nothing to do with it unless you can clearly define what it is you are talking about and why it is it should be banned. Only then can you decide if the sight statistical chance it might be used by a bad guy outweighs the huge percentage of people who want or need it for law abiding reasons.
 

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While I agree with Nemo, the 2A right to own an AR15 has yet to be determined. If you disagree, there are more than a half dozen states that ban them. The Federal government banned them in 1994, and the ban was not overturned by the courts during the 10 years it was in effect. If the issue was taken up by SCOTUS tomorrow it would be a 4-4 split.

I do think owning one is an innate right even if SCOTUS rules otherwise in the future.

There are many reasons for people to own them—non hypothetical reasons like: Ferguson or LA type riots around your home or business, Katrina type disaster areas, general defense of home or property from violent gangs or lynch mobs or multiple assailants, protection of businesses from violent gangs or lynch mobs or multiple assailants, and lastly protection from tyrannical government.

Oh but the government has jets, helicopters, tanks and nukes, what good is a stupid AR15 or AK47 against that stuff? Well, just ask the Vietcong or the Afghan Taliban about their puny small arms.
 

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do you agree or disagree with the idea that there is no reason to own an assa...

Seems 1924's account was created 3 days ago, just to make posts to see if they can get a rise out of us?

4 posts, all asking questions with seemingly political agendas.

1) ban assault rifles
2) can I own a gun if my wife is a convict
3) what's a best first gun to buy
4) should I let my daughter visit her mother in jail
 

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Seems 1924's account was created 3 days ago, just to make posts to see if they can get a rise out of us?

4 posts, all asking questions with seemingly political agendas.

1) ban assault rifles
2) can I own a gun if my wife is a convict
3) what's a best first gun to buy
4) should I let my daughter visit her mother in jail
So how long does a person have wait before they can ask questions, and what are the acceptable types of questions they can ask?
 

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...do you agree or disagree with the idea that there is no reason to own a sport utility rifle...
"Sport utility rifle" has got to be one of the stupidest descriptive phrases ever developed. It's right up there with "modern sporting rifle." The 2nd Amendment says nothing about "sport" or "utility." Nor hunting or self-defense either.

Who are we trying to fool? Who are we trying to placate? And why are we even bothering to sugar coat anything anyway? The purpose of the 2nd Amendment is to help us hold the government accountable. Call it like it is. Call them AR15s and AK47s and semi-automatic firearms cause it pisses the milquetoasts and elitists off.
 

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There is no reason to own a car that can do more than 80 mph.
















Yeah, that's an asinine statement too.
 

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So how long does a person have wait before they can ask questions, and what are the acceptable types of questions they can ask?
Well... not to put too fine a point on it, it's the nature of the questions, plus the fact that this person's IP address shows they are from Michigan not Georgia, kinda makes one a little suspect...

Not that I'm a suspicious sort of guy.... ;-)
 

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As they present no danger to the citizenry, I don't see any reason for them to be prohibited.
There are only two cases of automatic weapons used for murder and the most well known one was committed by a police officer. If anything, that should meant that fully automatic arms should be prohibited for them, right?
 

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So how long does a person have wait before they can ask questions, and what are the acceptable types of questions they can ask?
I would say, ... they are free to ask immediately, and I would also say that you, I, or anyone else is free to form their own conclusions from what circumstances they see.
 
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