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Obama and Gun Control

rficara Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 12:12 PM
Actually 60% of ARs are used for two forms of hunting: predator control and varmint hunting. The .223 (5.56mm) round is pathetically weak. The ONLY thing that makes it effective for the Army is the select fire BURST mode. You NEED 3-4 fast hits to disable an enemy soldier with one. An old M-14 with the .308 Winchester (7.62NATO) is a big game round. In 'Nam before the M-16 was adopted the M-14 was a brush buster. We also have the National Matches ALL shot with M-1 (WW2) or M1-A rifles (Korea) and the Three Gun matches where you need a tactical carbine, tactical shotgun and pistol. Tens of thousands compete including ladies. Ray

Difficulty in getting change in our country is an ongoing source of frustration. Particularly when we have huge problems facing us as we do today.

But the founders knew what they were doing setting up the checks and balances of our constitutional republic. The delicate arrangement we call freedom should never submit with ease to a charismatic demagogue or to an emotion filled crisis.

The current push for gun control is case and point. It is at a time like this that we should be grateful that changing our laws is hard to do.

Every normal and decent American wants to...