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The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

VonGeist Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 12:08 PM
The one primary reason that we need semi-automatic weapons is clarified by the writer of the second amendment himself. In truth, if you read several other comments made by him, you will see that we need fully automatic weapons, rocket launchers, cannons, and any other threatening piece of equipment. It is not about hunting or even self defense. It is about defending our constitutional freedom from foreign AND domestic threat. We need to be able to instill fear in self serving politicians. A well armed individual is a citizen. An unarmed individual is a subject.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 12:17 PM
I have rockets. large model rockets. it's a neat hobby,but expensive.
and you CAN own a cannon if you get the tax stamp for a "destructive device". you can own machine guns,sawed-off shotguns,short-barreled rifles,or suppressed weapons in most US states,IF you get the tax stamp.
Explosives are different,they are already regulated and cannot be stored safely in residential areas.
talltexanoilfieldtrash Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 12:39 PM
I could walk in most any house and make an explosive device from your cleaning products. Are they regulated? My point; you can only change the TYPE of weapon, not stop a malefactor.

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...