Assault rifles for self defense

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    Assault rifles for self defense -

    Real world examples of this happening in the U.S. when the person using the weapon for self defense is -

    1. Not acting as a government agent nor using a weapon issued to him/her by the government
    2. Not acting as a trained private security guard.
    3. Not defending a criminal enterprise.

    Any?
     
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    These people can come up with any number of wet dreams where they defend their homes Rambo style but in the end they are just awesome pieces of machinery and super cool.
     
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    BE ready for the backpedalling..


    BUT BUT HE COULD HAVE USED A HANDGUN

    BUT BUT HE COULD HAVE USED A 18TH CENTURY MUSKET

    BUT BUT HE COULD HAVE USED HAPPY HAPPY THOUGHTS AND POOFED THE BAD GUY AWAY
     
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    So based on the CHANCE of someone using a weapon for criminal activites, I have to lose my right to own said weapon, even with no prior bad acts and no current indication of any potential malicous activities?

    So I guess because I MAY use fighting words on someone, I have to be gagged and prevented from speaking entirely.
     
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    What the fuck is an assault rifle? I was in the Navy for years, and know quite a few people that own guns, and I have never seen one. I bet I could walk into any gun store in this country and not find a single assault rifle for sale, yet people keep complaining about them. Can you provide some type of definition? Are you aware that the Bushmaster that everyone is currently whinging about was not covered by the Public Safety and Recreational use Firearms Protection Act?
     
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    again, no one is talking about complete gun elimination, but it has been shown already that certain weapons in the hands of the public do not serve a public good. these include assault weapons and high capacity magazines. no one is talking about complete gun elimination, but if you are a real hunter, there a number of weapons available that are not assault weapons that have very high rankings.

    50 Best Hunting Rifles of the Past 10 Years -- Photo 18 | Outdoor Life
     
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    Again.. define specifically what an assault weapon is....
     

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