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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

Jim3013 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 11:09 AM
Ah yes, the trolls are always nearby. Guess rgama never heard of self-defense in a crisis. Sure, I CARRY a five shot snub nosed revolver because in a typical street situation it is far better than having nothing in most cases that might occur. But in an emergency where mobs might be roaming looking for whatever in residential neighborhoods, that little snub nose wouldn't be too much help But a semi-auto rifle with some extra clips would be of extreme benefit.. We are (supposed to be) a free people where we determine our own needs and so long as we don't hurt anyone else it should be no one else's business.

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...