What we do need is a rule against other peoples opinions. Mine is the only one we need.:wink:
In Ohio, I can't have 75 round mags. So, that standard doesn't really work, because a lot of states have a lot of different laws.
Maybe someone who says "I don't know why anyone would need an AK or AR" really just has never really had any experience with them, and doesn't understand the differences between military and civilian versions, and doesn't understand all the applications they can be used for. A good, logical post explaining those things could help them understand why they are useful for more than just combat, whereas a "You're a troll" comment would be detrimental.
I personally dabble in a lot of different styles of guns and shooting, and I think most would consider me a "gun person." However, along with that, I realize that puts me in a minority in society. Even among my friends I go shooting with, most aren't "gun people." They own guns, they shoot them every now and again, but it isn't on the same level. A lot of gun owners are rather narrow in their focus on shooting sports. They hunt, or they shoot trap, or they have a pistol for home defense, or something like that. They simply don't have the exposure to other types of guns and shooting.
And I agree with Lima, us being the "thought police" and regulating opinion should not, and I suspect will not happen on this forum. A troll in general is trying to stir the pot, and anger people, they get off on it for some reason. I imagine it would be rather frustrating to a troll if their irritating posts were met with just intelligent, polite, sensible responses.
I do see your points all, and I understand this wouldn't work as a good rule, now that I have slept. I get fired up about this stuff so please forgive me. Thanks to all that responded.
I just looked up "troll" on Wikipedia and discovered it's early internet origins (1990's). I now feel better armed to combat trolling in a sensible and logical manner.
That's why I like forum foundry sites... :) friendly, great mod and admin staff... and they keep things ship shape :) :thumbup::cool:
Now I'm going back under my bridge lol..:D
It is still fun to poke them with a stick.....with permission of course.
Back on topic, we all have varying levels of "gun nuttyness". Some carry in their house with the gun in a towel next to the shower, others only carry when going "downtown". I know a guy that got his CCW just for when he is taking his gun to the gun range. It's all good, in fact freedom of choice may be the next greatest thing about the US, right below freedom of speech and the right to bear arms.
BTW I like your avatar. The Matrix movies are some of my favorites.
Well thats two off topics in one post, I hope I don't get bumped for trolling.