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Old 01-25-2013, 12:38 AM   #21
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Because I don't want to waste my 7.62x54 AP ammo on critters under 100 yards and my AR is perfect for that range.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:43 AM   #22
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Because I can and the government dosent want me to that's why
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:52 AM   #23
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Same reason I own a 2000 Zx12R that will run over 200mph. BECAUSE I CAN. I WANTED IT AND I BOUGHT IT. It's the American Way
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:56 AM   #24
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whats funny is the whole time i was in the army i used my m16A1 on full auto once. i used my m16a2 on burst 4 or 5 times. everything else i used semiauto.

i used full auto on my m60 and quicly developed the ability to control the trigger so it would shoot semi-auto...

i liked having the option but it was more a waste of ammo unless i was conducting suppressive fire.

i still think we should have full auto firearms. i just think they are fun but not terribly useful overall.

anyway the reason we should have ar15's is because we should be armed with the exact same type and style of firearm government troops are issued. thats the purpose of the second ammendment. its the check and balance on the power of the federal government in the exact same manner the three branches of government are supposed to balance each other.

when the first ammendment fails to keep a check on the 3 branches of gvernment colluding with each other, the second ammendment is there to reset that balance of power. we need the ar15 and its kin to ensure that the government does not become our overlords and ensure that we do not ever have a king or dictator again.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:04 AM   #25
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Simple... for the same reason I need a 20 to 30 rounder... Because there is at least one thug out there with one and I want a level playing field. Oh yeah... and that thug might also be wearing a badge.

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Old 01-25-2013, 02:18 AM   #26
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The anti gun groups bitch and moan about the NRA and how it manipulates yet cigarettes kill more kids then any weapon on the face of this earth why is no one banning or confiscating cigarettes? Is the tobacco lobby that strong or do too many politicians still smoke. If saving children is the goal cigarettes should not exist. People can be trained to safely handle firearms people can't be taught to smoke safely. People get to chose to smoke or not this is no a constitutional right but legal gun ownership is.

This whole issue is nothing but an unconstitutional gun grab plain and simple.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:15 PM   #27
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Angry 1776 Black Powder Muskets were Assault Rifles

Assault is he human side of violence.

Any time any firearm, knife, hammer, fork, or ink pen is used to Assault someone, that tool becomes an Assault Tool.

Tools not involved in Assaulting someone is just a tool.

Yes, the 1776 Black Powder Muskets were truly Assault Rifles because they Assaulted the British Troops all the way back to England.

In 1776, civilians and military had the same type of rifles yet the Second Amendment was established anyway.

Today, our 'Pop Guns' pale in comparison to what the military has. How do you compare an AR-15 to an M1 Abrams Tank? How do you compare an AR-10 to a MiniGun?

There is no comparison - so what is their fear?

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Old 01-25-2013, 03:25 PM   #28
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If the people ever need to "back up" the military in an invasion, the AR allows us to use the same ammo, magazines, and many of the sdame spare parts that out uniformed brethren use, simplifying logistics.

And, of course, they remind us how ridiculous those old timey gas piston pumpkin rollers are.
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Because sometimes, the AR10 is just too big.

If the AR CAR is too big, I go M4 Commando.

If that is to big, I go Colt AR 22

If that is to small a round, and to big a gun, out comes the AR Pistol.

If that is too much firepower, but I need something with 100 rounds, I grab a Calico 9mm.

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I know everyone else here stated that they have an AR-15 because they want one or to piss off the government, but let me state my practical reason for owning an AR-15.

There is no other rifle or carbine that I know of that I can hand to an average woman, like my wife, to give her an implement to defend her right to live as easily against one or more attackers.

The lightweight AR-15 that I have weighs a grand total of about 6.5 pounds with a weapon light, optic, and loaded 20 round magazine. I'm not aware of many other weapons that have the kinetic energy of a .44 Magnum that you can hand to a 100 pound woman and expect her to use reasonably well.

Most small women and children don't have the hand and forearm strength to easily manipulate the slide of a large caliber pistol or control the recoil of a revolver and their hands are too small to easily reach all of the controls.

Of course there are exceptions to every rule and I'm sure someone will point one out to me, but the pencil barrel AR-15 carbines are very easy to manipulate, ergonomic, and light weight.

Large caliber pistols, revolvers, and 12 gauge shotguns all require a lot more strength and skill to use than most people like to admit to. If VP Joe Biden thinks it's easier for a woman to use a double barrel 12 gauge than it is for her to use an AR-15, I think he needs to lay off whatever he's been smokin.

If it matters at all, the commonly available military ammunition for AR-15 type rifles and carbines tends to fragment or tumble upon hitting something solid and poses less of a danger to people behind a wall or the target than ammunition from a pistol, revolver, or shotgun suitable for defense. It helps that practice ammunition is pretty economical, as rifle ammunition goes, and is readily available.

Those are real reasons for having an AR-15 in your home. Your wife or teenage children are not going to be as strong as a grown man, on average, and giving them a pistol, revolver, or shotgun that requires more strength and skill to use effectively is not giving them every possible advantage over a violent criminal trying to break into your home.

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