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    There is no need for military style semiautomatic rifles.

    Common sense.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Maneuvers with the Michigan Militia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    There is no need for military style semiautomatic rifles.

    Common sense.
    Yep.

    While those who oppose better gun control in this country would frame it as an "all or nothing" argument, that's not the way most folks would like to see gun control actually happen in this country.

    Like the voter initiative in Florida to provide for the return of voter rights to released felons that is being thwarted by their elected officials, 68% of the US population is in favor of more stringent gun control. While they may not agree on what that means, exactly, our "representatives" have been woefully slow at making changes to the law that reflect the will of the people.
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    This will trigger a discussion on one's interpretation of "need" and "recreation".

    recreation - fun
    The more baddass sexy navy seal call of duty it is, the more fun it is.
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    I only want an APG9 with an ACOG scope so I can play Fortnite in real life.

    What's wrong with that?

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    From a recreation standpoint automatic weapons and 400 hp sports cars make sense.

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    Iím a gonna need at least 485 HP.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    from a recreation standpoint

    There is no need for military style semiautomatic rifles.

    from a self defense standpoint there is no need for military style semiautomatic rifles

    common sense
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Is there a need for the Holy Trinity?

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    My motorcycle has fewer than 100 horsepower.

    Am I even really a male?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    Is there a need for the Holy Trinity?
    I usually add garlic, does that make me a blasphemer?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    From virtually any standpoint...
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    Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. John Fn Kennedy. (D)

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    Awww... didums get yerself a Barbie AR?
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    If you keep that up you're gonna go blind.
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    I bet that pink gun could blow a 17 year old's head clean off. Instead of leaving a bunch, like a handgun does.

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    No need for a boat, either.

    Or pets.

    We just want them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    No need for a boat, either.

    Or pets.

    We just want them.

    Kevin
    Not at all true. Boats are vital to many people, even some here.

    My cats are technically "pets", but they live here for pest control.

    A semi-auto, high capacity rifle is for killing people.

    Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    My motorcycle has fewer than 100 horsepower.

    Am I even really a male?

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    I, for one, am perfectly willing to take your word - whatever you decide. Demonstrations and fotos will NOT be necessary.

    PS - mine has less than 40 hp... and after owning a variety of bikes since I was a wee lad... that's the one I've hung onto as others came & went.
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    My Dad was an award-winning precision shooter, home loader and gun club President. He called the semiauto guys the "soldier of fortune crowd" and held them in as much contempt as he did hippies and people who didn't properly mow their lawns.

    He thought the black gun movement ruined his form of recreation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    I, for one, am perfectly willing to take your word - whatever you decide. Demonstrations and fotos will NOT be necessary.
    By any measure you can dream up, Buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    from a self defense standpoint there is no need for military style semiautomatic rifles

    common sense
    from a self-defence standpoint.. all you need is a shotgun for home defence. No penetration beyond the walls (unless shooting slugs) so you do not need to worry about hurting or killing loved ones in other rooms, everybody knows and fears the sound of racking a shotgun, and you do not need a lot of time to aim.

    Common sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Ross View Post
    My Dad was an award-winning precision shooter, home loader and gun club President. He called the semiauto guys the "soldier of fortune crowd" and held them in as much contempt as he did hippies and people who didn't properly mow their lawns.

    He thought the black gun movement ruined his form of recreation.
    Well, it has perverted it to some degree. There are still folks out there who are more concerned with precision than rate-of-fire, but they seem to be considered to be "old school". In this case, that's not a bad distinction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    I’m a gonna need at least 485 HP.
    I really want 20 yds of good composted manure.

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    Not at all true. Boats are vital to many people, even some here.
    To the few who make their living with them. For the rest, a boat's not needed.

    My cats are technically "pets", but they live here for pest control.
    Fair enough. Some dogs are needed for security for some people, too. Of course, exterminators and security companies provide alternative solutions to the same problems. It might be more accurate to state that " cat" or " dog" isn't really necessary but, " pest control" or, " security, " certainly may be.


    A semi-auto, high capacity rifle is for killing people.
    Yep, that is what it was designed for. It can be used for target, or hunting, or just blasting away for the fun of it, too, of course, though I wouldn't personally own one. Or, like a boat, really no " need" need be assigned. It's all about want.

    Want doesn't require a need and trying to assign need to a want takes the fun out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    I usually add garlic, does that make me a blasphemer?

    Depends on your orientation when cutting the garlic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    To the few who make their living with them. For the rest, a boat's not needed.



    Fair enough. Some dogs are needed for security for some people, too. Of course, exterminators and security companies provide alternative solutions to the same problems. It might be more accurate to state that " cat" or " dog" isn't really necessary but, " pest control" or, " security, " certainly may be.


    Yep, that is what it was designed for. It can be used for target, or hunting, or just blasting away for the fun of it, too, of course, though I wouldn't personally own one. Or, like a boat, really no " need" need be assigned. Its all about want.

    Want doesn't require a need and trying to assign need to a want takes the fun out of it.

    Kevin
    Get back to me when you've seen the head of a 17 year old you helped raise exploded by a gun. You'd better believe it still haunts me.

    A gun somebody "wanted".

    Or, when TWO of your friends have removed their own heads with guns, in the past year. That is a mess you don't want to clean up.

    All "wanted", and all designed explicitly to kill PEOPLE.

    See, I've no beef with guns. I've beef with guns designed explicitly to kill people, and the sickos who get jollies from pretending to kill people. I've got beef with people who "want" to play war. WTF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    My motorcycle has fewer than 100 horsepower.

    Am I even really a male?

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    Fuhhgeddaboutit. It's hopeless. Guns are a deeply ingrained part of American culture, and there is simply no way that any really significant gun control legislation has the slightest chance of becoming law. Maybe, just MAYBE, we could get a closure of the gun show loophole for background checks... but that's about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
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    Pshhh. 300ccs? Compensating much? Don't make me post a picture of the valves from my scooter. They're like baby toenails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    There is no need for military style semiautomatic rifles.

    Common sense.
    What if theres 29 armed government agents outside your door with a warrant starting from a fake dossier hoping you reach inside your shirt and make a false move... meanwhile CNN just happened to be driving by and stopped.

    When they could have just called you on the phone and you would have showed up after coffee.

    Of course this is just a story of how a government can spin out of control into a banana republic. .

    Maybe that's what the 2d was for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    I usually add garlic, does that make me a blasphemer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    Fuhhgeddaboutit. It's hopeless. Guns are a deeply ingrained part of American culture, and there is simply no way that any really significant gun control legislation has the slightest chance of becoming law. Maybe, just MAYBE, we could get a closure of the gun show loophole for background checks... but that's about it.
    I'm not certain it is hopeless. People are getting more fed up with the lack of progress on dealing with what is obviously a problem here in the US. Will it be difficult? Yes. Will it be perfect? No. Will change to the laws happen. Yes. The only questions are what and when.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
    What if theres 29 armed government agents outside your door with a warrant starting from a fake dossier hoping you reach inside your shirt and make a false move... meanwhile CNN just happened to be driving by and stopped.

    When they could have just called you on the phone and you would have showed up after coffee.

    Of course this is just a story of how a government can spin out of control into a banana republic. .

    Maybe that's what the 2d was for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
    What if theres 29 armed government agents outside your door with a warrant starting from a fake dossier hoping you reach inside your shirt and make a false move... meanwhile CNN just happened to be driving by and stopped.

    When they could have just called you on the phone and you would have showed up after coffee.

    Of course this is just a story of how a government can spin out of control into a banana republic. .

    Maybe that's what the 2d was for.
    If you pull out a gun and start shooting, you're going to die.
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