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  1. Nosmo King
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    I absolutely need an assault rifle because_________.

    Lay aside what you perceive as a constitutional right. Lay aside any obfuscation over the verbal semantics (don't try to define 'assault rifle').

    Simply justify your need of an assault rifle.

    Perhaps if we fully understand your need for one or two or thirty of them, we could understand why assault weapons are, indeed, a necessity. Show us the virtue of the assault rifle. Why are they good?

    Some folks have good experiences with guns. Some folks are the sinue and bone of America's gun culture. Some folks are true sportsmen and women and enjoy the outdoors and their love of the hunt. Some folks are dedicated target shooters keen on hitting their mark be it paper or a clay pigeon. I fully support these wholesome and healthy activities.

    But some folks have had tragic experiences with guns. Some are the survivors of gun violence. Some are the victims of gun violence. Some folks have sadly lost loved ones to gun violence. And some live in neighborhoods which tragically experience gun violence on an all too regular basis. Please have empathy for them. They have suffered too long under the threat of the havoc guns bring into their lives.

    We have had far too many mass shootings in this nation. No other nation suffers this level of gun violence. We are not beset with a greater number cases of mental illness than other nations. There is something foul about the numbers of shooting victims here compared with other natione in the developed world.

    What do you suppose is our unique American problem?

    So please, as sincerely as possible, answer this simple question: 'I absolutely need an assault rifle because_____'.

    Let us all understand.
     
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    Ridgerunner 'Ole Wise One' Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Rules are to restrictive... Until we can agree just exactly what an assault rifle is, I can't play...
     
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    What is an assault rifle?

    95% of all shootings, and all gun deaths, are NOT by AR-15's and AK-47's. They are by handguns.

    So what is an assault rifle? Please give specific definitions so I can play.
     
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    No need to justify a right.
     
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    I guess whatever the OP decides constitutes an "assault rifle" it's the same answer:

    Because the 2nd amendment says I can.
     
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    assault rifle
    noun
    noun: assault rifle; plural noun: assault rifles
    1. a lightweight rifle developed from the sub-machine gun, which may be set to fire automatically or semi-automatically.

    I don't own an assault rifle because the Federal taxes on it are outrageous.

    If you don't know the difference between an 'assault rifle' and an over the counter semi-automatic rifle then you have no business giving any opinions on the subject.
     
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    Fact is, I can own my guns without having to explain to you or anyone else just why I need or want them.
     
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    As I wrote in the OP, I don't want to get bogged down in semantics. There are already threads on this board trying to arrive at a definition.

    And, believe me when I say, 'assault rifle' and 'assault weapon' are phrases desperately in need of definitions.

    But, in service of this particular thread, let us call an assault rifle an AR-15, an AK-47 and any other rifles commonly used by mass shooters. Rifles with the firing rate, the particular lethality of the rounds fired and the intended design purpose.

    In the last assault weapons ban legislation, the debate was muddled by cosmetics. Grips, stocks and flash suppresses have no bearing on the factors that make assault rifles so very lethal.
     
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    Assault rifle is a misnomer. They don't exist.
    However I have had plenty of training on an M16 and I'd rather have an AK47.
    But I don't need an AR15
    That doesn't mean I'm gonna let you pukes take it away from me, because history tells me once you take away AR15s you'll be coming for my Glock.
     
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    an AR-15 will not be an assault weapon, until they include a selector switch on it.
     
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