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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

Paperpushermj Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 1:51 PM
Hear is a reason for the popularity of the AR15 and long guns that look like them, that has not been brought up before It's the familiarity that ex-military have with the Weapon. After WW2 and Korea sales of M1s where high because of all the Veterans that used these weapons and with that usage came a familiarity. As time has moved on to a new generation of Veterans and a new rifle why is it not obvious that they would be buying the weapon their familiar with?

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...