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Assault Rifle Vs. Sporting Rifle

Hits: 7822 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: Technology | Added by: Crabes
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Crabes
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1050 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 11:16:39 AM
All i know is we have gun control here in Canada and it never stopped a mass murder to happen

HumanAction
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2353 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 11:01:20 AM
@wibble

A ten round magazine would take longer to change than was depicted

It isn't. A reasonably skilled shooter can change magazines without a significant change in firing tempo.

people seem ok that you should have a licence (and indeed pass a test) to drive a motor vehicle on the highway

There is a nuance that allows this to be permissible - roadways are publicly funded. To drive on them, one must use public goods; therefore, the public (government) has the right to regulate it.

In addition, these laws are passed and enforced by the states, not the federal government. Only the states have the Constitutional authority to pass such measures.

HumanAction
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2353 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:57:26 AM
"Oh, and I'm sure the army is quaking in their boots" isn't a fair argument either.

For starters, historical precedence suggests that a police force would be the aggressor against the people - not the military. Since none of our police forces are equipped with tanks, missles, bombers, etc. it is a level playing field.

Also, the Constitution prohibits the use of military assets against civilians (although NDAA, signed by Obama, someone contradicts this).

Also, as someone very close to many members of the military, I am 100% confident that our service men and women would not participate.

Well, I DO mind.

Agreed. In the US, we have the right to be secure in our persons and effects against unreasonable search and seizure. The examples given are unreasonable.


antagonizer
Male, 18-29, Canada
 506 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:56:26 AM
Reminds me of a quote by Jon Stewart that always stuck with me; "Most of us don’t really need clarification on that whole ‘Thou shalt not kill’ thing. And for the ones that do, clarification never seems specific enough… What happens is we basically end up enforcing laws and forcing everyone to live by rules that only attempt to prevent the last thing that was done by the least controllable among us. It doesn’t have to be this way. We must not give into fear. We must empower our better judgment to create a society where violent rhetoric is frowned upon — not because it drives the unbalanced to action, but because it’s inherently wrong in and of itself."

wibble4321
Male, 30-39, Asia
 337 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:45:09 AM
@Gerry1of1 - people seem ok that you should have a licence (and indeed pass a test) to drive a motor vehicle on the highway. It isn't because of state interference it is because we all live in highly complex, diverse and frankly over-crowded circumstances and we need rules to help society get along without inadvertently (or deliberately) killing chunks if itself off.

wibble4321
Male, 30-39, Asia
 337 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:42:23 AM
A ten round magazine would take longer to change than was depicted there I am thinking since you would not be able to tape 10 round mags in the same way you can 30 round mags. He would have to drop the first mag and load a second mag taking his eye off the target and giving someone a possibility to find cover or intervene in the situation.

The question should be - what possible, conceivable, out there excuse is there to ever need more than ten rounds in a magazine? Fending off an entire herd of stampeding elk? Makes no sense to me why a 'sporting' shooter requires more than a few rounds available unless they are an epically poor shot...

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:37:32 AM

"If you are going to use it legally, there should be no reason not to.. Right?"

@ CreamK - The old "you have nothing to fear from the government" mentality. You won't mind having your home searched if you have nothing to hide. You won't mind having police stop you on the street and do a random search of your pockets if you have nothing to hide...right?

Well, I DO mind.

DrProfessor
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3884 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:34:44 AM
"Guns don't kill people, people kill people" isn't a fair argument.

Nobody is trying to shift the blame onto the guns. They're saying "if you have incredibly deadly models of guns available to people, it will be easier for them to kill one another when they get the urge to try. Then they end up killing 30 people in a spree, instead of 3.

"Criminals are criminals, they'll get the guns anyway"

But it will be much harder, when they're not readily available at local stores. Meaning that petty thieves without connections can't go and pull a gun because they're desperate, and blow someone's head off.

"We need them to overthrow state tyranny"

Oh, and I'm sure the army is quaking in their boots, anticipating the day we shoot down their drones with our "militia".

I'm not in favor of removing guns entirely, I just think there are serious flaws in argumentative logic here.

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2171 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:33:30 AM
Liberals are full of opinion and empty of logic.

klaxor
Male, 18-29, Western US
 647 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:30:48 AM
Since it only takes one shot to seriously injure/kill someone, the real issue isn't about assault vs semi-auto, it's about controlling the sale. I would expect guns to be as difficult to gain access to as a drivers' license in Los Angeles, which is to say not hard at all.

But, you don't need any license or previous training to buy a gun. Plus, you don't need to register your guns, especially when you do a "private sale", to other individuals.

What suks is that we're most likely going to see a restriction, not on guns, but on ammo. So it's the people who actually use guns as tools, not just as toys, that will be most affected

CreamK
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1191 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:27:32 AM
Don't know what kind of brainbug you gun-nuts have caught to make you think more guns is the answer.

Zero guns in the world is the only answer but you rather die before that..

drifter2000
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 11 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:24:47 AM
oooh sure. i see his version of "sporting rifle" all the time while out hunting.

CreamK
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1191 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:20:12 AM
What's wrong with taking peoples names and fingerprints when you want to have a gun? If you are going to use it legally, there should be no reason not to.. Right?

Matwix_2004
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2105 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:15:41 AM
Kegomatix - I didn't. Well, I knew the difference between semi/fully automatic.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:09:59 AM

"If they arent banned, NOTHING can be done"

Ted, I think we have a cultural difference. I don't know how they do it in Europe, but over here in the USA killing people is already a crime so banning stuff & making more laws won't make it more of a crime.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:06:55 AM

The guns are responsible for gun violence.
Pencils are responsible for misspelled words.
Cars are responsible for drunk driving.
Knives are responsible for kids who cut themselves.
The Ink is responsible for bad tattoos.


MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4769 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:02:37 AM
tedgp-"They were banned yes, and bush unbanned them."

No, he didn't. Your ignorance is astounding.

tedgp-"Since they got unbanned"

They never were. Your ignorance is astounding.

tedgp-"they were used in a ton of murders"

No, they weren't. Your ignorance is astounding.

tedgp-"when they are considered banned"

They still are. Your ignorance is astounding.


So, let's sum up your argument: Your ignorance is astounding.

goaliejerry
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 4028 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 9:59:00 AM
The problem with guys like this is he is preaching to the choir when he needs to be persuasive and aiming his message at the reasonable masses.

It's not persuasive when your argument is interspersed with "f*cking democrats." Just stick to the facts.

For example, if you are trying to make an argument that, somehow, gun control is bad, maybe don't shoot off 30 rounds in full auto? KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE.

I know my guns, ok? But you aren't trying to persuade me, you are trying to persuade my mom. And you know what will scare my mom?

A redneck talking crap about democrats while firing off his full auto rifle while arguing there is no reason he shouldn't have one.

tedgp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3283 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 9:58:16 AM
Gerry, please reread what i wrote. If they arent banned, NOTHING can be done. If they are banned, then theres a whole host of things that can be done along with using other laws.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 9:57:25 AM

"when they are considered banned, then you can take action against people who have them"

'Cause criminals obey laws like that.

"gun fanactics want peopel to do things AFTER the incident has happened, instead of stopping the means of doing it in the first place"

As opposed to Anti-Gun Fanatics who run around infringing on peoples rights taking all kinds of action that has zero effect on violent crimes.


American Politics at it's finest. If you do a stupid thing often enough it becomes smart! More and more gun regulation, and yet crime doesn't go down. So the Anti-Gun morons would have us pass even more regulations. 'Cause if you do something wrong often enough it becomes right!

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4769 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 9:57:15 AM
I common sense presentation.

Something you will NOT see by Feinstein or her ilk.

After all, it's all about 'feelings', not facts.

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 9:55:05 AM
they should make killing people aginst the law

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13541 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 9:52:33 AM


Kegomatix
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1316 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 9:51:45 AM
There are people who don't know this?

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13541 Posts
Monday, December 31, 2012 9:48:03 AM


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