Should assault style weapons & ammo b...

Should assault style weapons & ammo be made available to the general public?

Created by Bra utan Gud on Dec 21, 2012

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No, under no circumstances.

Yes, for anyone w/o a criminal record

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#1 Dec 21, 2012
defently no. thats just stupid
nolapround

United States

#2 Dec 22, 2012
Why not? We have the right to bear arms. We should be able to buy the guns we want. What if they started taking foods that are too fatty, I'm sure a bunch of people would be pissed.
Fried Horse

Mountain View, AR

#3 Dec 22, 2012
Ammo is just ammo. It's the high capacity magazines that should not be available. Who could possibly need more than ten rounds for hunting, or target shooting? Actually, five rounds are more than sufficient.

As far as "assault style weapons," I do not see the point in them. They are not good for hunting. They are really just toys, unless they are for killing people. I think they just encourage this survival commando mentality, that we have in the U.S. They are not even good home defense weapons.

Also, you can get a semi-automatic .223 hunting rifle that will do the exact same thing as an assault style weapon, but would not have been illegal, under the assault weapons ban.
alf

Batesville, AR

#4 Dec 22, 2012
i would like some facts on the shooting, does anybody know if the ar-15 was used to shoot these people in ct. and even if it was how many people own one of these weapons who did not shoot anybody? next all of these shootings have one thing in common they all have happened in gun free zones why, because gun free zones are easy targets. i think an attempt to ban assault weapons is to cover up the real problem. i think its time for legal law abiding citzens to arm themselfs.
nolapround

United States

#5 Dec 22, 2012
alf wrote:
i would like some facts on the shooting, does anybody know if the ar-15 was used to shoot these people in ct. and even if it was how many people own one of these weapons who did not shoot anybody? next all of these shootings have one thing in common they all have happened in gun free zones why, because gun free zones are easy targets. i think an attempt to ban assault weapons is to cover up the real problem. i think its time for legal law abiding citzens to arm themselfs.
Agreed. We all should carry guns to defend ourselves from the people who are carrying weapons to do bad. Also we should make people undergo a mental evaluation before being able to purchase a firearm of any kind.

“Flying Spaghetti Monster”

Since: Nov 11

Stone County, Arkansas

#6 Dec 25, 2012
nolapround wrote:
Why not? We have the right to bear arms. We should be able to buy the guns we want. What if they started taking foods that are too fatty, I'm sure a bunch of people would be pissed.
Personally, as a gun owner, I am not comfortable referencing 7 year old school children shot in the face with an assault rifle as "collateral damage." Is this the price we must pay to allow a very small percentage of our population to own military style assault weaponry? 1.7 % of all gun sales involve assault style military weapons. During the previous 10 year ban on assault weapons in this country I did not have to relinquish even one firearm in my gun cabinet. There was no erosion of my ability to own firearms. Where do you draw the line for what is considered a reasonable civilian expectation of weapons availability? Grenade launchers? Heat seeking missiles? Weapons designed solely to kill human beings in a military environment need necessary restrictions on their civilian access. My 2nd amendment rights are not violated by prohibiting certain classifications of military style armament.

“Flying Spaghetti Monster”

Since: Nov 11

Stone County, Arkansas

#7 Dec 25, 2012
nolapround wrote:
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Agreed. We all should carry guns to defend ourselves from the people who are carrying weapons to do bad. Also we should make people undergo a mental evaluation before being able to purchase a firearm of any kind.
And what is the commentary to be made on a society that necessitates everyone to 'pack heat' in order that we have a sense of security and well being? The fact that such a scenario would even be considered for a moment demonstrates that our violence ridden society is in the midst of serious social issues. Instead of escalating the potential for more violence perhaps we should rethink what it really means to live in a free civil society.
nolapround

Mountain View, AR

#8 Dec 25, 2012
Bra utan Gud wrote:
<quoted text>And what is the commentary to be made on a society that necessitates everyone to 'pack heat' in order that we have a sense of security and well being? The fact that such a scenario would even be considered for a moment demonstrates that our violence ridden society is in the midst of serious social issues. Instead of escalating the potential for more violence perhaps we should rethink what it really means to live in a free civil society.
I can see where you're coming from. But I'd rather have a gun by my side in case someone with bad intentions try to do harm to me or my family. And drawing the line on weaponry, explosives are unneeded. You can't go hunting with grenades and expect to bring back any meat left on the animal. Assault rifles are neat little toys. I have an SKS. I like to go shoot targets with it all the time. I can't hunt with it, but they are pretty sweet to have. But explosives are unneeded unless the person is planning to take out a load of people.
Onia flash

United States

#9 Dec 25, 2012
You are all missing the point of the intention behind the second amendment. It has absolutely nothing to do with hunting or target shooting. That's just a statist talking point to divert attention away from the real issue. If you don't understand the intended reason for it, that's alright. There are more than enough of us who still do.
Goober

United States

#10 Dec 25, 2012
HELL NO!
Hates Back Stabbers

Mountain View, AR

#11 Dec 26, 2012
nolapround wrote:
Why not? We have the right to bear arms. We should be able to buy the guns we want. What if they started taking foods that are too fatty, I'm sure a bunch of people would be pissed.
Thats real good comparing human lives to fatty food.Assault weapons are made for one thing,to fight wars and kill people.
sid

Batesville, AR

#12 Dec 26, 2012
Hates Back Stabbers wrote:
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Thats real good comparing human lives to fatty food.Assault weapons are made for one thing,to fight wars and kill people.
i don't think so. i shoot a lot and reload and have for many years and i compete at matches with mine and the fact is thousands of people own them and don't shoot people with them and i don't think the ar-15 was even used in this shooting but there again we need to get the facts. the thing that worries me the most is there is some other sick idiot out there that is planning another act like this and everybody is setting around blaming a gun. i want the fact, but thats just me. hope everybody had had a good christmas and if you must travel today be careful it is slick out there.

“Flying Spaghetti Monster”

Since: Nov 11

Stone County, Arkansas

#13 Dec 26, 2012
nolapround wrote:
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I can see where you're coming from. But I'd rather have a gun by my side in case someone with bad intentions try to do harm to me or my family.
The reality of the situation is that you need a sidearm because our society is not the safe wonderful place many portray it to be. The social adjustment of 'packing heat' to maintain peace of mine seems like a band aid approach to a serious societal problem. I could not envision a truly peaceful community where everyone is armed and ready to draw down at the drop of a hat.
nolapround

Mountain View, AR

#14 Dec 26, 2012
Bra utan Gud wrote:
<quoted text>The reality of the situation is that you need a sidearm because our society is not the safe wonderful place many portray it to be. The social adjustment of 'packing heat' to maintain peace of mine seems like a band aid approach to a serious societal problem. I could not envision a truly peaceful community where everyone is armed and ready to draw down at the drop of a hat.
*mind. And why not? Sure we have a pretty f***ed up society. But it's better than most. I don't see why everyone shouldn't carry a weapon of some form for the purpose of self defense.
nolapround

Mountain View, AR

#15 Dec 26, 2012
Hates Back Stabbers wrote:
<quoted text>Thats real good comparing human lives to fatty food.Assault weapons are made for one thing,to fight wars and kill people.
Looks like I've disturbed a McDonald's lover.
sid

Batesville, AR

#16 Dec 26, 2012
nolapround wrote:
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Looks like I've disturbed a McDonald's lover.
you must do what you must do, happens
Yikes

Farmington, MO

#17 Dec 27, 2012
Probably the reason libs blame guns is guns don't vote.
Bite me

Asbury Park, NJ

#18 Dec 27, 2012
alf wrote:
i would like some facts on the shooting, does anybody know if the ar-15 was used to shoot these people in ct. and even if it was how many people own one of these weapons who did not shoot anybody? next all of these shootings have one thing in common they all have happened in gun free zones why, because gun free zones are easy targets. i think an attempt to ban assault weapons is to cover up the real problem. i think its time for legal law abiding citzens to arm themselfs.
AN AR-15 WAS NOT USED IN THE SHOOTING!!! CHECK OUT POLICE BLOTTERS SOMETIME. The "long gun" was found in the guys trunk, it ended up being a shotgun. Only handguns were used in the shooting. Also, whatever asshole said noones needs an ar-15 clearly has no idea what they r talking about. If ur asking that question, u can answer by answering my question, why does the military and police need ar-15's? GTFO U FREAKING HIPPIE GUN CONTROL P***YS
sid

Batesville, AR

#19 Dec 28, 2012
bite me, i think that alf is asking the question about if the ar-15 was or was not used in the shooting, come to find out it was not but i think his point is the left wing media and your president started running their mouths before getting the facts. i don't think he just wants the facts. maybe you should read into his post a bit better before you have a few stiff ones.
poco

Mountain View, AR

#20 Dec 28, 2012
Fried Horse wrote:
Ammo is just ammo. It's the high capacity magazines that should not be available. Who could possibly need more than ten rounds for hunting, or target shooting? Actually, five rounds are more than sufficient.
As far as "assault style weapons," I do not see the point in them. They are not good for hunting. They are really just toys, unless they are for killing people. I think they just encourage this survival commando mentality, that we have in the U.S. They are not even good home defense weapons.
Also, you can get a semi-automatic .223 hunting rifle that will do the exact same thing as an assault style weapon, but would not have been illegal, under the assault weapons ban.
There is no such thing as an assault rifle. Media made up the term. And what I buy, need, want or purchase is no dam business of yours. The second amendment is not for hunting. It is to protect yourself from an out of control government. If you spent a little more time working your brain and less time running your mouth, you might have some concept of the constitution. You don't get to decide what is a high capacity magazine. Your just some dumb a hole with a liberal opinion and luckily don't reflect the majority of americans. PS, ever notice that mass killers go to unarmed places to commit crimes and KILL THEMSELVES when the police or someone with a gun shows up.

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