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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

gsmith860 Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 7:41 AM
Why does anyone need a sports car that looks like a race car? The max speed limit is 70 (85 in Texas)? Yet there are a lot of sports car on the road. Could it be that the same mindset drives some people to buy an SKS or a AR-15? These semi auto rifles are FUN to shoot. Because you like to shoot them, you may become a better shot. Shooting is a fun activity like bowling or tennis. Why can't the libs figure that out? Sure, a gun can be dangerous in the wrong hands, but so is a sports car.

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...