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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

dweimaraner Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 9:09 AM
if the citizens of this "civilized" nation need to arm themselves with semi auto, high velocity, high mag capacity rifles we are no longer civilized. Case in point, iraq and afghanistan. Almost every family and especially male is allowed to own an AK-47. Is that what we want to become?,,, a nation on par with those third world nations?
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 9:21 AM
Is Switzerland civilized?

Whose place is it to decide whether a citizen "needs" a semi-auto with a hi-cap magazine? These are useful for dealing with mob attacks, or perhaps packs of attacking animals (e.g. feral dogs?).

There are a LOT of societal & legal differences between ourselves & the countries you cite, including a lack of legal support for economic & individual rights (although Iraq is improving, & the Demmie-infested US is slipping in that regard).

I don't call a country where an attack by criminal gangs, union thugs, or hair-on-fire fringe-leftist "demonstrators" is possible to be so "civilized" as to say citizens don't "need" effective firearms.
dweimaraner Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 9:28 AM
the swiss are not all running around with ar-15s. plus they must register all guns with the state.
Seawolf Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 9:48 AM
Check the demographics and the crime stats in Switzerland.
3204 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 1:45 PM
teh stupid is strong in this Dolt!
AuntAllisonWillBeThere Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 9:12 AM
The 2 most destructive things to peaceful community is religion and guns. Afghanistan has tons of both. So do we.
Roberty Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 9:20 AM
But, you see, civilization collapses quickly. Waiting until the need arises and then going shopping for the appropriate equipment (firearms) is like shutting the barn door to keep the cows in after they are in your neighbors corn patch.
realmaple Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 9:27 AM
A bogus assertion. Aetheism has spawned far more genocide than any religion, even Islam which glorifies death and slavery. What, pray tell, made any community "peaceful" before it is destroyed?
3204 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 1:45 PM
teh stupid is strong in this Dolt!
3204 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 1:45 PM
teh stupid is strong in this Dolt!

By now, we’ve heard the argument about semi-automatic "assault" rifles: nobody needs one. We’ve heard the only reason why someone would obtain this kind of weapon is so they can kill people, which is far from the truth. We’ve also heard the argument from both the Left and the Right that a pistol is how someone protects their home.

"I really don’t know why people need assault weapons. I’m not a hunter but I understand people who want to hunt," Republican Rep. Peter King said on Morning Joe earlier this week. "I understand people who live in rough neighborhoods...