View Poll Results: Do you Support Assault Weapons Ban?

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    2,299 61.09%
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    1,464 38.91%
  1. #44081
    Quote Originally Posted by Dethh View Post
    I am failing to see that he bought it legally unless I missed it. All I saw was "John Russell Houser, 59, bought the Hi-Point .40-caliber handgun at a pawn shop in Phenix City, Alabama, in February of 2014, Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said at a news conference. He was denied a concealed carry permit in Alabama because of prior arrests in connection with an arson plot and domestic violence, Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said Friday."

    Is it possible the pawn shop sold him the gun illegally?
    While it's possible, I doubt there would be much record of the sale if it was illegal. And since they can't ask the guy himself at this point, there must have been some sort of record.

  2. #44082
    Quote Originally Posted by Dethh View Post
    I am failing to see that he bought it legally unless I missed it. All I saw was "John Russell Houser, 59, bought the Hi-Point .40-caliber handgun at a pawn shop in Phenix City, Alabama, in February of 2014, Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said at a news conference. He was denied a concealed carry permit in Alabama because of prior arrests in connection with an arson plot and domestic violence, Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said Friday."

    Is it possible the pawn shop sold him the gun illegally?
    However he obtained the firearm, he broke the law in doing so.

  3. #44083
    Quote Originally Posted by TITAN308 View Post
    They already did an "assault weapons ban" from 1994 to 2004 - it was not renewed because it basically did basically nothing. Zero. Nada. Politicians learned a valuable lesson on that one and it would be political suicide to re-attempt it.

    Weapons like the AR-15 account for some absurdly small number of total "gun crimes" in the USA. I am talking less than 1%.

    Most criminal activity with guns involves shitty "throw away" guns as we call them. Like cheap .380's and .25 caliber pistols.

    We are talking guns that cost less than $200 BRAND NEW.
    Yes, the whole assault weapon ban was nothing more than a sideshow involving "scary" looking guns and political grandstanding. Along with other reasons, I suspect the low percentage of gun crime with those types of weapons could be due the relatively higher cost and difficulty in concealing long guns vs hand guns.

  4. #44084
    This is a good website (references are at the bottom I believe for their data):

    http://www.gunfacts.info/gun-control...sault-weapons/

    It really is a cluster fuck of stupid shit when it comes to "assault weapons".

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  6. #44086
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRE 9-11 View Post
    The Charleston shooter was able to legally purchase his weapon because of the default proceed stipulation.
    The Charleston shooter was able to purchase his weapon because the ATF didn't have the phone number of the arresting police department on their call list.

    It wasn't a fault of the default proceed.
    "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." --Albert Einstein
    Quote Originally Posted by Wildtree View Post
    And unfortunately for every smart responsible person, there's at least one idiot that defies all logic.
    To prevent stupidity regulation needs to be in place.
    Quote Originally Posted by PRE 9-11 View Post
    I've been arguing for more restriction and regulation. I call it pro-gun regulation.

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    Some good news for a change is in order I think: Even the very anti gun Washington post has to admit things are not going well for the hoplophobes: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...61438024947808
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    Don't see what's wrong with fighting alongside Nazi Germany
    Quote Originally Posted by JfmC View Post
    someone who disagrees with me is simply wrong.

  8. #44088
    "More guns" isn't the answer to any question that anyone is asking.
    Quote Originally Posted by Djalil View Post
    I am ACTUALLY ASKING for them to ban me and relieve me from the misery of this thread.

  9. #44089
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinykong View Post
    "More guns" isn't the answer to any question that anyone is asking.
    For security and moral reasons, it pretty much is.
    You're all a bunch of socialists! - Ludwig von Mises

  10. #44090
    Quote Originally Posted by Tinykong View Post
    "More guns" isn't the answer to any question that anyone is asking.
    Gun collector: "What should I buy with my tax returns?"
    Let me know if you have any more challenges Tiny.
    http://i5.minus.com/iT9gBOC94PbmU.jpg NON SINE DIIS ANIMOSUS INFANS
    Quote Originally Posted by PRE 9-11 View Post
    This term isn't far off, though it would need the word "scientific" in front of it.
    Quote Originally Posted by PRE 9-11 View Post
    Accessibility, ownership, availability; these are all essentially the same thing.

  11. #44091
    guns are for people who dont lift

  12. #44092
    Quote Originally Posted by kyoloco View Post
    guns are for people who dont lift
    I lift guns and ammo!

    On a slightly serious note, gear is heavy yo!

  13. #44093
    Quote Originally Posted by lockedout View Post
    Gun collector: "What should I buy with my tax returns?"
    Let me know if you have any more challenges Tiny.
    That has nothing to do with gun control.
    Quote Originally Posted by Djalil View Post
    I am ACTUALLY ASKING for them to ban me and relieve me from the misery of this thread.

  14. #44094
    Quote Originally Posted by kyoloco View Post
    guns are for people who dont lift
    You obviously haven't seen some of the monsters that go to my range O.O

    Of course, "more guns" is also the answer to the question of "what does every new shooter want after they get their first gun?" It's funny how anti-gunners characterize any collection greater than one as an "arsenal" or somehow aberrant... but shooting is not only a hobby, guns are also collectible and come in many different varieties. You get the 'bug' pretty quick once you start.

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