Originally Posted by TheClemsonKid http:///t/393813/can-just-one-supporter-of-the-ar-15-please-annswer-a-simple-few-questions-with-no-spin#post_3504547
I tried asking this in the other thread, but it kept getting deflected and changed. So, I will ask in standard testing format here, hoping to get a response or two, because I genuinely want to know. Not because I think I'm right and you're wrong, but because I honestly want to know the justification in your head.
1. While I fully support the right to defend your home with a 9mm, shotgun, and other small capacity weapons, I feel like a semi-automatic assault rifle serves no purpose other than carnage. You, as the owner of an assault rifle, purchased that weapon because it offers what advantages, which a 9mm or shotgun does not?
2. If you are into game hunting, does an assault rifle offer you something that a standard low capacity rifle, or shotgun style weapon does not? If so, what does it offer?
3. Do you think that going out to shoot game with laws saying you can't have big magazines and semi-automatic rifles would be worth even the possibility that just one life would be saved? Or do you feel it's the status quo, and people will die anyways, why should my hunting be affected?
4. Lastly, I know a lot of NRA'ers are scared that "it's a slippery slope" when it comes to this. You start with assault rifles, but where does it stop? Before you know it, they outlaw all guns, and it's just the criminals, nutjobs, and government who have weapons while law abiding citizens will ultimately be the ones who get screwed. Is this a genuine concern? And also, do you believe that one day, you may actually need an assault rifle to fend off the government, or government troops, and that the second amendment gives you that right?
For some reason I decided to go back to the original post because we have spun out off direction. Why do we need street cars that can go over 100 MPH? The fastest LEGAL limit is 65 on an expressway. Why do we need a TV the size of a movie theater? Why do folks keep pitbulls? None of the things on my short list here are NEEDED, they are just wanted.
People are on some sort of ego trip maybe, and bigger, badder, faster makes them feel good???? Lots of folks can drink socially, and some folks are alcoholics. Many people have guns, and some are nuts or criminals. I like grass snakes, but some folks want a rattlesnake for a pet...I don't get it either, but why should a few nuts make it not allowed for others?
If banning all assault riffles would actually make a difference...I would jump on the band wagon...but it won't, so I don't. The media has a bunch of crap stirred up right now. I honestly think all they are doing is planting the idea in another nuts head to try the same thing or top it.
Just my opinion.