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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

Sooner Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
The correct answer is "semi-automatic rifle with 30 round clip". A rifle tends to have more stopping power, but a fully-automatic rifle tends to wander off target. "Spray and Pray" is not an effective method unless you are shooting blindly into a large mob or attempting suppresive fire.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 11:16 AM
Thank you, especially for the correction. I'm a purist.
Birdman III Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 11:15 AM
Sooner Wrote (11:07 AM): "The correct answer is "semi-automatic rifle with 30 round clip". A rifle tends to have more stopping power, but a fully-automatic rifle tends to wander off target. "Spray and Pray" is not an effective method unless you are shooting blindly into a large mob or attempting suppresive fire."

That may by YOUR 'correct' answer and I do not disagree. But I really wanted to hear from rgama (the Obama lama).
byeBarry Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 11:10 AM
I was just going to point that out.
Sooner Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 11:08 AM
Correction: the proper terminology is "30 round magazine". There is a difference.

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...