Lots of people are buying AR type rifles…Why?

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Buster

Jonesboro, AR

#2 Dec 23, 2012
I think it's pretty much the same as when they announced Twinkies were going away...people flocked to get them before they were gone. People now are thinking the government will ban these weapons so they're going to get them while they can.

“My mind....”

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#3 Dec 23, 2012
Why pay double price for an AR 15 styled weapon?

The barrells are short, which decreases accuracy.

They are not full auto, a Ruger .22 will shoot just as fast.

They may look tough, but there's a thousand other rifles that will do the same job.

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#5 Dec 23, 2012
OMYDAM wrote:
Why pay double price for an AR 15 styled weapon?

The barrells are short, which decreases accuracy.

They are not full auto, a Ruger .22 will shoot just as fast.

They may look tough, but there's a thousand other rifles that will do the same job.
Exactly! They do look cool, but that's about it. I have a 30.06 Springfield that's way more dangerous than any AR. It's bolt action. But you can get a semiautomatic .06 too. You only have to shoot somebody once with one of these. This is a whole other issue I'm going to talk about too. The general public thinks that bulletproof vests can protect against gunfire. What they don't get, is that a rifle bullet goes straight through it. I think they can only stop up to a . 45. These people wanting to ban things have no idea what to ban.
Ummm

Blytheville, AR

#6 Dec 23, 2012
It's the threat of prohibition.
gg

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Dec 23, 2012
AR 15 style assault rifles have a huge selection for customization, so for a gun collector or shooting enthusiast it's a good choice. Also our military uses them as do the police, so for any service members, veterans, or law enforcement it's a good choice because of familiarity.
2nd amendment

Dallas, TX

#9 Dec 23, 2012
TiredNurse wrote:
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Exactly! They do look cool, but that's about it. I have a 30.06 Springfield that's way more dangerous than any AR. It's bolt action. But you can get a semiautomatic .06 too. You only have to shoot somebody once with one of these. This is a whole other issue I'm going to talk about too. The general public thinks that bulletproof vests can protect against gunfire. What they don't get, is that a rifle bullet goes straight through it. I think they can only stop up to a . 45. These people wanting to ban things have no idea what to ban.
Just curious because I've never checked but can u get a 100 round drum or a 30 round mag for a .06 semiautomatic? That's what I have for my AR-15.
gg

Jonesboro, AR

#10 Dec 23, 2012
TiredNurse wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly! They do look cool, but that's about it. I have a 30.06 Springfield that's way more dangerous than any AR. It's bolt action. But you can get a semiautomatic .06 too. You only have to shoot somebody once with one of these. This is a whole other issue I'm going to talk about too. The general public thinks that bulletproof vests can protect against gunfire. What they don't get, is that a rifle bullet goes straight through it. I think they can only stop up to a . 45. These people wanting to ban things have no idea what to ban.
You don't see platoons of soldiers carrying around hunting rifles for a reason, if you think a bolt action rifle is more efficient for combat than an assault rifle then you need to stick to your computer games.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Dec 23, 2012
Simple. Free county if you have the money you can buy one ..... PERIOD

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#12 Dec 23, 2012
Leon Jones wrote:
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You must have a hard time reading for content and then answering the question. I didn’t ask you for your opinions on guns….oh never mind there is no need to confuse you again.
Yes, you are right you know the most. You win
Great answer to a question that was never asked.
What makes you think I wasn't replying to Busters post?

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#13 Dec 23, 2012
gg wrote:
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You don't see platoons of soldiers carrying around hunting rifles for a reason, if you think a bolt action rifle is more efficient for combat than an assault rifle then you need to stick to your computer games.
When I deer hunted with a rifle, I used a .223.

Been bowhunting for several years now, but I'll promise you that a .223 is a bad SOB!

But..... I can still pick you off at a MUCH greater distance with my Ruger Mark II than any AR-15 can handle.

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#14 Dec 23, 2012
gg wrote:
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You don't see platoons of soldiers carrying around hunting rifles for a reason, if you think a bolt action rifle is more efficient for combat than an assault rifle then you need to stick to your computer games.
Sniper rifles are not full auto.

Never have been.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#15 Dec 23, 2012
They are buying them to compensate for their tiny peckers.

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#16 Dec 23, 2012
guest wrote:
They are buying them to compensate for their tiny peckers.
oh... I may go buy a couple tomorrow if that helps.
BadCowPun

Jonesboro, AR

#17 Dec 23, 2012
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million 'educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated."

Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.

I'd wager to say if these people could do it over, they wouldn't give up there weapons so freely. Governments are the main cause of unnatural deaths worldwide. Everyone is so concerned about the twenty children recently killed in the U.S., but have nothing to say about our government killing thousands of children just as innocent as those twenty were in drone strikes in Iran and Afganistan. Are they really concerned about the safety of children? It really sounds like they just want our guns. Couple that with the fact they just bought 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition to be used here in the States, I'd say it's more likely than not that we NEED out guns.

“My mind....”

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was a terrible thing to waste

#18 Dec 23, 2012
BadCowPun wrote:
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million 'educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated."
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
I'd wager to say if these people could do it over, they wouldn't give up there weapons so freely. Governments are the main cause of unnatural deaths worldwide. Everyone is so concerned about the twenty children recently killed in the U.S., but have nothing to say about our government killing thousands of children just as innocent as those twenty were in drone strikes in Iran and Afganistan. Are they really concerned about the safety of children? It really sounds like they just want our guns. Couple that with the fact they just bought 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition to be used here in the States, I'd say it's more likely than not that we NEED out guns.
Agreed!
guest

Paragould, AR

#20 Dec 24, 2012
BadCowPun wrote:
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million 'educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated."

Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.

I'd wager to say if these people could do it over, they wouldn't give up there weapons so freely. Governments are the main cause of unnatural deaths worldwide. Everyone is so concerned about the twenty children recently killed in the U.S., but have nothing to say about our government killing thousands of children just as innocent as those twenty were in drone strikes in Iran and Afganistan. Are they really concerned about the safety of children? It really sounds like they just want our guns. Couple that with the fact they just bought 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition to be used here in the States, I'd say it's more likely than not that we NEED out guns.
Correct
got one

Ravenden, AR

#21 Dec 24, 2012
TiredNurse wrote:
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Exactly! They do look cool, but that's about it. I have a 30.06 Springfield that's way more dangerous than any AR. It's bolt action. But you can get a semiautomatic .06 too. You only have to shoot somebody once with one of these. This is a whole other issue I'm going to talk about too. The general public thinks that bulletproof vests can protect against gunfire. What they don't get, is that a rifle bullet goes straight through it. I think they can only stop up to a . 45. These people wanting to ban things have no idea what to ban.
I have a Remington 30.06 auto and it comes standard with a 3 round clip and I have a 5 round clip for it,I have used only for target practice and occasional deer hunting.
I haven't shot it in 8 years because I only do black powder hunting for deer now. I have been getting some issues with feral hogs at my farm so I may have to bring the 06 out of retirement for those long distance 1 shot 1 kill.
The AR i5 isn't that good of a hunting round for larger species. I would ever own one. I had my fill of the M-16 when I was in the Army.
Should any civilian own a fully auto rifle? In my opinion the answer is no.
If "they"come after your weapons with a well equipped swat or a army rifle squad you will not win the confrontation even if you have some fully auto rifles . They will have superior weapons,tactics and training. So I see no reason to own or possess that kind of weapon except for being a collector of military weapons like the MI or M14.

Unfortunately
got one

Ravenden, AR

#22 Dec 24, 2012
2nd amendment wrote:
<quoted text>Just curious because I've never checked but can u get a 100 round drum or a 30 round mag for a .06 semiautomatic? That's what I have for my AR-15.
My father had a BAR,that's the Browning Automatic rifle in 30.06 with 20 rounds , fully a true combat rifle that was used in World War 2.
It was used to lay down fire power for rifle squads and not many men could handle it because it weighed so much and kicked like a mule.
It was used even in Vietnam because of it's reliability.
If you need a 30 or 100 round mag for your AR-15 then you aren't going to be doing any deer hunting or target practice with it.
2nd amendment

Dallas, TX

#23 Dec 24, 2012
got one wrote:
<quoted text> My father had a BAR,that's the Browning Automatic rifle in 30.06 with 20 rounds , fully a true combat rifle that was used in World War 2.
It was used to lay down fire power for rifle squads and not many men could handle it because it weighed so much and kicked like a mule.
It was used even in Vietnam because of it's reliability.
If you need a 30 or 100 round mag for your AR-15 then you aren't going to be doing any deer hunting
or target practice with it.
I've got some 30 round mags and a 100 round mag for my AR-15. I do not hunt with it but i target practice with it all the time! There are just so many accessories to put on an AR-15 and thats what makes it one bada$$ firearm. It's a definite adrenaline rush to
blow through that many rounds without having to change clips. Of course it basically goes back to what one of the above posters said, it's legal and I chose to own it therefore I do. They may quit selling the assault rifles but no one is gonna come collecting guns from law abiding citizens and you can book that!!!
it happened with Katrin

Ravenden, AR

#24 Dec 24, 2012
2nd amendment wrote:
<quoted text>I've got some 30 round mags and a 100 round mag for my AR-15. I do not hunt with it but i target practice with it all the time! There are just so many accessories to put on an AR-15 and thats what makes it one bada$$ firearm. It's a definite adrenaline rush to
blow through that many rounds without having to change clips. Of course it basically goes back to what one of the above posters said, it's legal and I chose to own it therefore I do. They may quit selling the assault rifles but no one is gonna come collecting guns from law abiding citizens and you can book that!!!
Sure they will look what happened with Katrina!
see this!
http://suburbansurvivalist.wordpress.com/2010...
Arkansas passed last year the emergency powers act which will make it more difficult to consificate privately owned firearms.

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