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  •  Not Quite What I Meant (1+ / 0-)
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    I said, "semi-automatic assault weapons," like civilian versions of the AR-15. The increase in sales of the assorted versions of a combat weapon, despite folks claiming to use same to hunt with, is fueling a sense of fear and near anarchy that will eventually lead to political and voter backlash against same. And the ammo for these (generally 5.56 mm /.223-caliber) will sure mess up your meat unless you get a head shot.

    I mean, I have a semi-automatic .308, sometimes it's useful to be able to keep the rifle up when shooting across a distance at large game such as elk. And considering how fast a person can pump a Mossberg, one may as well be semi-automatic.

    No, it's the combat people-killers and their offspring - the public perception of those - that's going to undo much of the Second Amendment as people tire of the blood and dead kids. Folks can go on and on about how most gun murders involve handguns, and that's true, but it's the scary "see how fast I can fire this" and "look how many rounds I can clip on to this" video game look-alikes that will force the issue. Through public perception that gun regulation opposers want this type of weapon everywhere. And that their rights override the rights of those who want to feel safer in public.

    You meet them halfway with love, peace, and persuasion ~ And expect them to rise for the occasion...

    by paz3 on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 03:28:03 PM PST

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    •  Semi-auto 'assault weapons' are used in hunting (0+ / 0-)

      as well.
      How do they differ from your .308, other than aesthetics?

      Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

      by FrankRose on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 03:38:08 PM PST

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