| BeltFed wrote:|
| rustic wrote:|
| Obi Wan Kenobi wrote:|
Its the AR rifle thats gotten the most attention.
I LOVE guns and hunting. But its just too easy for any lunatic to get his or her hands on ARs.
I guess I'm a purist when it comes to rifles. I just don't see the need for anything other than a bolt action, 4 round clip semi auto, single shot rifle, or double rifle. I've never been a fan of them.
I agree with Rustic. The second Amendment aint about duck hunting. What's more important, the rights of a few mentally unbalanced people or the rights of all citizens?
Just because you don't care for semiautomatics, doesn't mean I don't.
I remember when JFK was assasinated, there was a call to ban all rifles with scopes. You can't compromise and expect to keep something.
I disagree about the 2nd amendment. I believe they meant for citizens to have the right to defend themselves from each other and government, plus defend personal property and to use a gun for survival ala hunting back in those days especially. Free as in free to take care of ones basic needs of survival ect ect.....
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a" free State", the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be
Back to my point, I don't have a problem with semi autos. I have a few Remington 7400s and looking at maybe buying a Benelli R1. Those guns aren't the problem. We've already gone down the slope with these assault rifles IMO and they make hunters and sportsman look bad! They aren't for home or car defense and I don't know a single person who hunts with an AR with a large clip of ammunition. Nobody is going to slaughter dozens of people and injure 60 with a 5 shot clip Remington 7400 deer rifle. From what I'm reading he bought an 870 pump 2 glock 40s and an AR 223 with a drum clip. All I've heard tonight was the media going after the AR not the 870. In a few of the school shootings in Arkansas deer rifles were used but no fuss was made of it. They were just described messed up kids with tragic home lives. I've listened to a ton of TV tonight. Most sensible people agree "even the MSNBC crowd" hunting rifles and shot guns are NOT the problem. Americans have the right to own guns but we need to have a common sense approach.
Edited by Obi Wan Kenobi - July/21/2012 at 00:13