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Buying an assault weapon

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Danny R, Jul 25, 2004.

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  1. Steveox

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    Is an handgrande consider an assult weapon? :D Cause i have a live handgrande. :D
     
  2. SimpleSimon

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    Why am I NOT surprised. :rolleyes:
     
  3. HappyGoLucky

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    Unless a state passes a law you don't like, then make it a federal issue to override them. :sure:
     
  4. Danny R

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    Is an handgrande consider an assult weapon?

    Sorry, you might be breaking a totally different law there.

    A hand grenade is considered a "destructive device" under the National Firearm Act of 1934. Possession is legal only if the firearm is registered.

    ATF states:
     
  5. waydwolf

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    Guns fire a limited amount of times and need to be reloaded and we lock them up.

    Knives will kill indefinitely and we leave those in the kitchen supply aisle where any nitwit can grab them.

    Weapons control laws are based in inane and flimsy premises and never logic.
     
  6. RichW

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    I am not for banning guns but...

    Be interesting to see how many people are killed with kitchen knives versus guns however. Also don't know many instances of rampant knife killing ala Springfield, Oregon or Columbine.

    Even as old as I am, I can still subdue an average attacker coming at me with a knife, at least I did six years ago. I would much rather face a nitwit with a knife than a nitwit hiding in the bushes with a gun.

    As a sniper in vietnam, they never taught me how to kill the enemy at 300 paces with a knife throw. I must have missed class that day! :)
     
  7. Bogy

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    But Rich, every day there are stories about drive by knifings, multiple knifings and little kids killed by stray blades that ricochet through the walls of their bedrooms and kill them while they sleep. :(
     
  8. Absolutely

    But you don't hear about that on the news, because the news is so biased these days
     
  9. pjmrt

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    Of course the ban did not get renewed because most people finally realized it doesn't do what the hype from the gun control fanatics say it would. The criminals actually had guns anyway - illegally! Imagine That Bogy! Darned criminals not playing by your rules!
     
  10. Richard King

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  11. Danny R

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    Extremely weak attack. Are conservatives grasping at straws now?

    For one thing, while current Mass. law prohibits assault weapons, it excuses those which were legal prior to September 13, 1994. Thus like the federal ban, older weapons were still legal.

    http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/140-131m.htm

    Likewise the definition of an assault weapons excuses antiques, which if this came from the Vietnam era should apply.

    Finally, the poor english Kerry uses can also be interpreted as meaning he no longer owns the Chinese Assault Rifle, but he used to.

    BTW, the Chinese Assault Rifle is a clone of the M-16.

    Critiquing Kerry that he's a hypocrite for wanting to ban assault weapons if he owns one himself however is fair game. But as mentioned above, he might have ment he no longer has it.
     
  12. HappyGoLucky

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    As long as they can get a soundbite to criticize ANYTHING, no matter how minute and irrelevant, that allows them to NOT have to address Bush's failure at EVERYTHING......
     
  13. Richard King

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    It's not so much his stand on assault weapons so much (which I haven't seen him define and I am sure changes depending on the audience to which he is speaking) as the fact that he, once again, uses the ban to remind the world that he went to Vietnam. He needs to forget about that totally and focus on the real world now if he wants to stand any chance of election.
     
  14. Danny R

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    as the fact that he, once again, uses the ban to remind the world that he went to Vietnam

    You are putting your own bias into the story then. When asked about the ban, Kerry didn't mention his Vietnam service at all. Indeed, over the course of the interview, the only time he mentioned his Vietnam service was when asked what his favorite gun was.

    In my own mind, its a reasonable answer. My brother-in-law's favorite gun is also one he had during his own Vietnam service. My grandfather's favorite gun was a German Lugar he picked up in Normandy. Its quite likely that of all the weapons Kerry has owned, he used the M-16 the most. (He had to shoot all those kids in the back you know. ;) )

    Full interview here:
    http://www.outdoorlife.com/outdoor/news/article/0,19912,696240-1,00.html
     
  15. Ray_Clum

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    I've never seen a Chinese knock-off of the M-16. The AK-47, yes, but not the M-16. The Chinese crank out SKS's (a stripped down AK) and the AK-47 by the crate load, but no M-16's.
     
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  18. Tyralak

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    The AK-47 is a fine weapon. Simple, and without the jamming problems of the M-16.
     
  19. SimpleSimon

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    My Russian SKS does a fine job, too. :D
     
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