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Thoughts on “Assault Weapons” and “Magazine Limits” from an Actual Gun Expert

Kenneth L. Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 2:10 PM
From the space race we got Pyrex and countless technological advances in electronics, miniaturization, navigation, etc. But the guns developed for actual fighting need to be banned? This is perverse and contrary to both the spirit and the literal meaning of the 2nd Amendment. What people are calling "assault weapons" are the leading technology. Why shouldn't we want some of these innovations for personal defense, and even hunting?
doctorbone Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 3:53 PM
MudontheTires Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 5:42 PM
"fighting who???"

Anyone who needs to be fought. Like fools who want to "fundamentally change" America into Stalinist Russia.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 7:01 PM
You mean Ceausescu's Romania; Stalinist Russia had taste, at least. Have you seen how Michelle dresses?
Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 12:42 PM
Yes, but she has wonderful arms...
ppotts Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 2:52 PM
Its the same reason they send obsolete or not technological front running aircraft to nations for their use. They do not want to help but want to maintain the image of one who helps. We have a lot of treachery in our midst. Thank God for the NRA and their lobby in the house and senate.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 6:21 PM
Actually the main reason they don't send front-running aircraft to other nations is because the military is the only part of the government that's ever budget-conscious—you get my hand-me-downs because I'm done with them, and we're not made of money.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 8:26 PM
AZYaateeh said: "the military is the only part of the government that's every budget-conscious."

That's a great punchline for a joke. The defense establishment spends SEVEN TIMES more than our nearest competitor (China), yet constantly mewls that even a tiny cut in alleged "defense" spending is "gutting our defenses."

I’m not a big gun owner and I’m not part of the gun culture. So why, then, do I frequently post about the issue of gun control?

Mostly because I believe in freedom and the Constitution.

But I also appreciate facts and analysis and I know that law-abiding citizens are safer and criminals face greater obstacles when good people have the right of self defense.

Last but not least, I think there’s a non-trivial possibility that the United States will suffer some sort of social chaos and/or breakdown of law and order because of the damage caused by reckless...