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Dan

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#43
Jan 23, 2013
 
Those assault weapons have only been legal since 2004 when the ban was lifted. I really don't see the big deal myself. Background checks that more than 80% of Americans believe are fair. Do not change the stock on your sons gun, its that easy, right? There should be background checks for ammo. Its no different than the Police asking for your insurance and drivers license. In my opinion it is our business that you are sane and responsible before buying your ammo, and guns.

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Since: Oct 12

Jonesborough, TN

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#44
Jan 23, 2013
 
Question wrote:
<quoted text>How many people do you know who have fully automatic "weapons just like the military?"
I know several people that legally own fully automatic weapons. As long as you pay $200 for the tax stamp and pass the BATF approval process, you can legally own any fully automatic weapon registered before 1986.

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Jonesborough, TN

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The best way to stop a criminal with a gun is to point a gun at him. Obama does not want your gun. It is a background check, same as the one you get when you get on a plane. People are so stupid. He said 7 years ago that he would not take your guns. They wanna get the assault rifles off the street. If you want weapons just like the military then you need to look into other countries. In our country it is illegal to have a tank,rocket launcher,drone or any other weapon that is outlawed to the public. Chill out PK. lol
It is not illegal to own a tank, rocket launcher, or drone. The cannon and machine guns on the tank or the rocket launcher would have to be disabled with a BATF approved procedure to prevent it from being usable to chamber or fire live rounds. You should do some research before telling someone to chill out.

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Since: Oct 12

Jonesborough, TN

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#46
Jan 23, 2013
 
Dan wrote:
Those assault weapons have only been legal since 2004 when the ban was lifted. I really don't see the big deal myself. Background checks that more than 80% of Americans believe are fair. Do not change the stock on your sons gun, its that easy, right? There should be background checks for ammo. Its no different than the Police asking for your insurance and drivers license. In my opinion it is our business that you are sane and responsible before buying your ammo, and guns.
First of all, they are not assault weapons, but weapons that are similar to assault weapons.

If you are going to background check me for buying ammo, then let's background check you when you buy liquor or beer. Lets take it one step further, lets background check you every time you buy a car. If you have been convicted of an offense involving alcohol and a vehicle, you should not be allowed to drive. More people are killed by drunk drivers than firearms. You don't have to go through a background check to buy a car or register it at the clerks office for tags.
Greg

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Maybe out law gravity while your at it. Pass the buck. Your comparing apples and oranges stikinfish.
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Ler wrote:
The best way to stop a criminal with a gun is to point a gun at him. Obama does not want your gun. It is a background check, same as the one you get when you get on a plane. People are so stupid. He said 7 years ago that he would not take your guns. They wanna get the assault rifles off the street. If you want weapons just like the military then you need to look into other countries. In our country it is illegal to have a tank,rocket launcher,drone or any other weapon that is outlawed to the public. Chill out PK. lol
What is an assault rifle? If somebody got attacked with a pencil wouldnt that be an assault pencil? There is no way assault weapon is always a gun there are many types of weapons.
Greg

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An assault rifle is a selective fire (selective between fully automatic, semi-automatic, and burst fire) rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine. It should be distinguished from the US legal term assault weapons.[1] Assault rifles are the standard service rifles in most modern armies. Assault rifles are categorized in terms of using an intermediate cartridge power that is between light machine guns firing full power cartridges, which are intended more for sustained automatic fire in a light support role, and submachine guns, which fire a lower powered pistol cartridge rather than a rifle cartridge. Fully automatic fire refers to an ability for a rifle to fire continuously until the magazine is empty and no rounds remain; "burst-capable" fire refers to an ability of a rifle to fire a small yet fixed multiple number of rounds with but one press of the trigger; in contrast, semi-automatic refers to an ability to fire but one round per press of a trigger. The presence of selective fire modes on assault rifles permits more efficient use of rounds to be fired for specific needs, versus having but a single mode of operation, such as fully automatic, thereby conserving ammunition while maximizing on-target accuracy and effectiveness.

Examples of assault rifles include the StG 44, AK-47,[2] M16 rifle, QBZ-95, INSAS, Heckler & Koch G36, and Enfield SA80.

The assault rifle became the standard military rifle in the post-World War II era. The Soviet Union was the first nation in the post-war era to adopt an assault rifle, the AK-47, and other nations followed later. Combat experience during the World Wars had shown that most infantry combat took place at 200–300 meters (220–330 yards) distance and that the winner of any given firefight would most likely be the one with the highest rate of fire. The rifle cartridges of the day were therefore unnecessarily powerful, producing recoil and report in exchange for marginal benefit. The lower power of the intermediate cartridge meant that each soldier could fire more bullets faster and/or with less recoil and its lighter weight allowed more ammunition to be carried.

“any semiautomatic rifle with a detachable magazine and at least two of the following five items: a folding or telescopic stock; a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon; a bayonet mount; a flash suppressor or threaded barrel (a barrel that can accommodate a flash suppressor); or a grenade launcher.”
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/484393/what-exactly-...

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Greg wrote:
Maybe out law gravity while your at it. Pass the buck. Your comparing apples and oranges stikinfish.
Squeeze both and you still get a liquid called juice. Misuse a car or a weapon and either one can injure or kill you or someone else.

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Greeneville, TN

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People forget that little part in the 2nd amendment that says "well regulated Militia".
Regulated - Control or supervise by means of rules and regulations.
We have the right to guns, but the government also has the right to make certain rules pertaining to said rights.
Greg

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I find it funny that someone x'd out my comment, and even gave me a burnt light buld, and a nut for a copied and pasted Wikipedia description. lol
Bonjour

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Jan 23, 2013
 
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I find it funny that someone x'd out my comment, and even gave me a burnt light buld, and a nut for a copied and pasted Wikipedia description. lol
What you said must be true because you found in the internet.

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