This is a discussion on "I however do not understand the need to own an assault rifle for private use..." within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Well, first of all.. I believe the purpose of the 2A was not for fighting off criminals. I believe it was to keep the government ...
Well, first of all.. I believe the purpose of the 2A was not for fighting off criminals. I believe it was to keep the government in check. And if we were fighting a war against our own government (think Libya or Syria as some examples) I'd much prefer to be armed with an AR-15 than with a .22LR of some kind.
Having said that, I've yet to see any news stories of crimes being committed with military style assault weapons.. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I just don't see that regular criminals go for these types of weapons.
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This cop is the type that doesn't serve the public he serves to better only himself. It seems that he has been given a badge special privelages and is now an elitist he is is of the mindset he is better than anybody that is not in LE. I would bet he would be the first person to carry out an order to confiscate guns, he would also be willing to label folks into categories and possible rounding certain folks up only to move them to "camps". Well officer the reason why civilian needs an assault rifle is so he can have a voice, and in a world in which only you have an assault rifle that citizen doesn't have one. God forbid the day may ever come but there could come the day when you in your pressed uniform are the criminal. Therefore my assault rifle is will be there to defend myself from you. O just an FYI rember that oath you took you may want to go back and actually read what it says instead of writing something that makes you out to be a lier and a hypocrite.
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With that logic we also don't need car's that give us 9 miles to the gallon,a home that is more than you need and so on. This is America,land of the free.If you choose to own a rifle with 5 rounds,good for you but if someone wants one with 30 who is anyone to make that decision for them in a country that is free..for now.
As has been said before, in the USA there should be no need to justify the use of any legal item for its intended legal purpose. We are a nation of laws not mindsets of those who feel differently than others.
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