Legality of Bayonettes

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by Trez, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Ok, i thought of this as a joke with some of my friends, but the more i think about it, i would like to know... what if i want to use a military rifle for home defense, what would be the legality of using a bayonette? lets say someone breaks into my house and pulls a knife, can i stab him with the bayonette a couple times instead of shooting? Just curious..... :confused:
     
  2. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    Back in the old days we stabbed intruders with our bayonets.:D

    DK
     

  3. skullcrusher

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    I dunno. Are you ready for defending yourself for torture instead of defense of death in a court of law?

    Seriously, enter my house uninvited and you are met with a bullet no matter what you have in your hand. Intruders come in knowing they are there to harm, not trade scars. Darts would work better anyway.
     
  4. JonM

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    I keep bayonets on my home defense shootin irons. Helps prevent being disarmed. Plus if the weapon malfunctions I still got the blade. I will worry about it if it happens after I have survived. They even make mini bayonets for pistol rails to help with weapon retention in a struggle.
     
  5. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    If you are using a "military rifle" for home defense, you've just run into a potential problem.

    If you haven't completed the Bayonet Course at Ft. Benning, Ga., then you are ill prepared for what is involved with effectively using a bayonet.

    If your assailant is close enough for you to utilize the bayonet, you'd better hope he isn't skillled. If he is, he may put your rifle in your bad place.

    I'm with Skully, shoot him.
     
  6. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    found me a old video. its even the same kind of bayonet....
    i would think 16" of blade would be hard to get past..... :rolleyes:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eI2Ef7sH8c]YouTube - Bayonet Training[/ame]
     

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  7. c3shooter

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    You need more than a video. A long arm in close quarters is not a good combination. I have bayonets for an SKS, 3 Enfields, a K-31, two Mausers, and two M/Ns. But my first choice for home defense would be a .357 mag and a 12 g.
     
  8. Hawg

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    16 inches of blade especially affixed to the muzzle of a rifle will be a hindrance not an asset.
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    well my 12ga has a bayonet and ive been through the bayonet course :) but it was dropped recently from military training as an un-needed skill. this leaves our guys poorly trained.

    i do agree, bayonet to me is a last resort all else fails weapon its not a goto first response thing. its there in case all the bullets and shotshells i launched didnt do the job and the long gun just ran dry.

    but the odds of a goblin ever having seen a bayonet much less one on a rifle or shotgun is about the same as obama passing sweeping tax cuts, union reforms, and repealing obama care. much less a goblin skilled in hand to hand combat with a rifle bayonet. its also about the same odds of running out of ammo and being forced to use one in the civvy world.

    but then there was this guy in mexico defending his home from a band of goblins that might have been able to use one...
     
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  10. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    They might work as a last ditch defense against the zombies.


    Jim........
     
  11. IGETEVEN

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    bayonette! Hell, your in Arizona.

    Someone breaks into your house and becomes an aggressive threat. You could poke him in the eye with a damn butter knife and you would be alright. :rolleyes:
     
  12. 007BondJamesBond007

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    The only time I used a bayonet was at the range when I couldn't hit the paper target with my Mauser at 100 yards. I did hit the 10 x circle with the bayonet. The action is great but the Mauser sights are horrible. Maybe thats why they lost the war. Would love to put a scope on it.
     
  13. CHLChris

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    JonM,

    I've seen a few photos of that Glock with a bayonet on the rail. I just assumed that it was a tacticool throwdown. I didn't occur to me that weapon retention is an actual reason for one of those...

    No matter the weapon they wield (even no weapon at all), if they have entered my home, I have every right under natural law (and many states' Castle Doctrine) to enter their torso with bullets from my gun without warning, without retreat, and without announcing that they are not allowed to be there.

    I see you...BANG BANG BANG.
     
  14. jismail

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    I wouldn't want to have to depend on a bayonet in a HD situation, but I do have to say that if I was on the recieving end and not the giving end of this, I wouldn't want to test the owners abilities with it knowing to lose is possibly going to cost me my life..... :eek:

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  15. orangello

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    If i run out of ammo in the Mossy, the XD45, the CZ75b, the revolver, and the SKS, well the bayonet on the SKS might be my "go to" as i don't keep an axe in the bedroom.

    It is often said that it is more blessed to give than to receive. :D
     
  16. .22hustler

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    I have a M7 on the floor, near the headboard on my side of the bed.
     
  17. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    oooohhhh!!! i want one!!!!!

    Thats the kind of answer i was looking for!!!
     
  18. 556plinker

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    I would only use the bayonet for stabs to both kidneys once the assailant is down. No need to risk a knife fight when you have a perfectly functioning firearm. This insures a clean kill and will provide for some additional enjoyment, especially if the perp has not lost consciousness.
     
  19. Vikingdad

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    I would hate to have to defend that statement in court!
     
  20. 556plinker

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    That's easy....I don't own a bayonet.