. An AR15, or AK pattern rifle like a Saiga, or WASR are not assault rifles. They are Semi-Auto.
This is what irks me. Bill O'Reilly last night was saying how it's ridiculous that you can buy a Machine gun without registering it, calling AK-47's "Heavy Weapons". His level of ignorance on the subject is typical of not only most journalists, but most non gun owners.
See, AK 47 and M16 were built keeping military purpose in mind ie effective killing with no chance of survivability and not for domestic use.The same goes for most rifles.Then again these rifles if used in domestic environment,due to their automatic burst firing capabilities can lead to higher causality rate than pistols and revolvers.
Now do we need such weapons against home intruders and thieves ?
Although i am from an entirely opposite culture,i do recognize the importance of of firearms with respect to american culture and i am not against it.But i am of the view that these weapons should largely be limited to shooting ranges and not for keeping at home.
You must love our gun laws, where revolvers for home defence are banned, but I can legally have a "sniper rifle"
When the zombies come, I want as much firepower as I can store.
Now that aside, read up on the NFA and what it covers. Then read up on what can be purchased at the gun store with just filling out Form 4473. That should get you ahead somewhat, but I'm guessing that you will ignore what I have written and keep in spewing sh!te!
Of course a basic level of regulation is necessary for the responsible ownership and purchase of any firearm. Obviously background checks need to be done by any licensed FFL selling firearms to any person. People get the impression that getting a gun in the USA is like the gun market scene of the movie 'Black Hawk Down' or something, it's not rampant dispersion of guns to everyone. Of course checks are made, so as stated millions of times before by people in the know. Do your own research people.
Yes of course there will always be someone with a gun that will commit a crime, even people who have legally obtained their guns have used them in crimes. This is unfortunate, but true. Now even if guns were so scarce and near impossible to get, would this make violent crimes drop off then? That would be of course wrong, and you would be implying that guns create more crime. Again this is false, just look at crimes in the past. Even in China murders are committed, but since guns are harder to obtain there most of these violent acts are carried out with other methods. Just a few years ago there were a string of violent attacks against school children by knife-wielding psychopaths in China. So what's the point I'm making? Should we regulate and/or ban guns, knives, bats, pointed objects in order to prevent crime?
Inanimate objects are mere tools, its the people that commit the crime. Even if a robber breaking into my home in the dead of night was just armed with a baseball bat, I would still grab my AK without second thought. It's the principle of it, I have the right to defend my own life, and the lives of those around me whom I care about. Whats the moral difference if I was fearing for my/others lives and the best I could do was call the police and hope they show up in time with their guns to remedy the situation? When I can already be armed and prepared to at LEAST have a fighting chance, rather than be at the complete mercy of the situation. When seconds count, the police/military/firemen/etc are ALWAYS minutes away...
99/100 YOU are always the first line of defense when it comes to your life being threatened. Very rare will you be mugged in broad daylight and a cop will just happen to be there immediately to save you. Just doesn't happen folks, I've never been mugged, raped, robbed, or had my home broken into. But I still have the foresight and the knowledge to know that bad things can happen to good people, I learn from lessons and misfortune of others to know what I can do to be better prepared myself. I always seem to get people who bring up null arguments: "well I can see you owning a gun if you've been mugged or robbed before..." Really? So I have to experience a life-threatening situation personally before I can take into consideration some self-preservation means? Well I guess I'm a visionary then, trying to be ahead of the curve and not another statistic, I like to learn from others misfortunes, rather than ignore cold truths and pretend everything is fine and the emergency services will always be there to be my hero.
I can really go on and on and on, but sometimes you just can't fix stupid.
Last edited by KillerBD; 07-24-2012 at 02:06 PM.
I´m all for responsible gun ownership.
I´m not against some reasonable controls, as long as they´re few, basic and rational.
People should be as much free as possible to own a gun for, if sadly needed, defend themselves.