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Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?

 
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Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
What's the rationale for these to be legal to own?
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
Arthritis?
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
Whats your rationale for not being able to own them?
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
What's the rationale for these to be legal to own?
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for self defense when a mob of thugs invade your home or for defense when any innocents are attacked
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
Second Amendment gives us the right. It's not a question of need. That whole inalienable rights thing. Simply put, the government should have no say in how I defend myself. The Constitution wasn't written to tell me what to do, but to tell the government what they cannot do.
So much, for the glory of Rome.
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
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Well, for starters, the 2nd Amendment isn't about hunting.

Secondly, criminals, who will not turn in their firearms anyway, have semi-automatic weapons. Do you want to work your bolt time and time again against a criminal armed with a semi-auto? What if you've got a family to protect.
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
What's the rationale for these to be legal to own?
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Self-defence against crims, gangbangers and a tyrannical government gone wild?
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
Second Amendment gives us the right. It's not a question of need. That whole inalienable rights thing. Simply put, the government should have no say in how I defend myself. The Constitution wasn't written to tell me what to do, but to tell the government what they cannot do.
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Thank you!

/close thread
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
Second Amendment gives us the right. It's not a question of need. That whole inalienable rights thing. Simply put, the government should have no say in how I defend myself. The Constitution wasn't written to tell me what to do, but to tell the government what they cannot do.
 Quoting: BioReaper


On a grand cosmic scale of things, nobody has rights, just privileges.

Last Edited by Antares~"*" on 12/20/2012 05:23 PM
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
To protect himself from governmental tyrants who carry them.
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
Second Amendment gives us the right. It's not a question of need. That whole inalienable rights thing. Simply put, the government should have no say in how I defend myself. The Constitution wasn't written to tell me what to do, but to tell the government what they cannot do.
 Quoting: BioReaper


Thank you!

/close thread
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If all weapons are equal, my self defense is rather limited. Self defense means I can get a bigger, badder piece than the thug trying to kill me. Something for you to ponder, Op.
So much, for the glory of Rome.
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
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What's the difference between the weapons you noted vs others?

Slippery slope my friend. Have you ever seen the government be able to delineate their own ass from a wall? No? Then they shouldn't be tampering with the amendment directly after the 1st amendment!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
Second Amendment gives us the right. It's not a question of need. That whole inalienable rights thing. Simply put, the government should have no say in how I defend myself. The Constitution wasn't written to tell me what to do, but to tell the government what they cannot do.
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On a grand cosmic scale of things, nobody has rights, just privileges.
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While on the other hand, the micro-cosmic scale clearly indicated you are an idiot.
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
Second Amendment gives us the right. It's not a question of need. That whole inalienable rights thing. Simply put, the government should have no say in how I defend myself. The Constitution wasn't written to tell me what to do, but to tell the government what they cannot do.
 Quoting: BioReaper


The Amendments to the Constitution don't GIVE you anything!

Do you understand what I'm saying here?

I'm a Brit, and I evidently know more about your Bill of Rights than you do!
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
Why is it acceptable for the Military and police to have them but not citizens?


Who's going to protect us from them?
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
Second Amendment gives us the right. It's not a question of need. That whole inalienable rights thing. Simply put, the government should have no say in how I defend myself. The Constitution wasn't written to tell me what to do, but to tell the government what they cannot do.
 Quoting: BioReaper


The Amendments to the Constitution don't GIVE you anything!

Do you understand what I'm saying here?

I'm a Brit, and I evidently know more about your Bill of Rights than you do!
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The rights are from our creator. The constitution basically is a document to limit the powers of government and free the people. It's being used in the opposite direction these days.
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
Second Amendment gives us the right. It's not a question of need. That whole inalienable rights thing. Simply put, the government should have no say in how I defend myself. The Constitution wasn't written to tell me what to do, but to tell the government what they cannot do.
 Quoting: BioReaper


The Amendments to the Constitution don't GIVE you anything!

Do you understand what I'm saying here?

I'm a Brit, and I evidently know more about your Bill of Rights than you do!
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You are correct. That should have read "guarantee" instead of Give. Rights are not given, but should be guaranteed from interference from our government.
So much, for the glory of Rome.
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poor marksman or cripple
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
Second Amendment gives us the right. It's not a question of need. That whole inalienable rights thing. Simply put, the government should have no say in how I defend myself. The Constitution wasn't written to tell me what to do, but to tell the government what they cannot do.
 Quoting: BioReaper


The Amendments to the Constitution don't GIVE you anything!

Do you understand what I'm saying here?

I'm a Brit, and I evidently know more about your Bill of Rights than you do!
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He knows that.

You do understand that we're talking colloquially, right?
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Second Amendment gives us the right. It's not a question of need. That whole inalienable rights thing. Simply put, the government should have no say in how I defend myself. The Constitution wasn't written to tell me what to do, but to tell the government what they cannot do.
 Quoting: BioReaper


The Amendments to the Constitution don't GIVE you anything!

Do you understand what I'm saying here?

I'm a Brit, and I evidently know more about your Bill of Rights than you do!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30422424


He knows that.

You do understand that we're talking colloquially, right?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1144869


He is right though. Too many people today assume our rights are granted by the government. That is a very dangerous idea. What the government can give, it can also take away. And yeah I was speaking colloquially tounge
So much, for the glory of Rome.
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
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To protect themselves against all the MILITARY people that will be UNLEASHED upon them should a TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT come to power..WHICH it has..OTHERWISE they would NOT be trying so DAMN HARD to TAKE EM AWAY.
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
i still don't get it.

They (police,military, private security firms) have grenades, rocket launchers, drones, bombs, rockets, EMP, LRAD, Nukes.

and you think they are afraid of millions of armed civilians?
Get real. this is all a psych ploy. this is a distraction from something else.
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
Second Amendment gives us the right. It's not a question of need. That whole inalienable rights thing. Simply put, the government should have no say in how I defend myself. The Constitution wasn't written to tell me what to do, but to tell the government what they cannot do.
 Quoting: BioReaper


On a grand cosmic scale of things, nobody has rights, just privileges.
 Quoting: Antares~"*"

As our Founding Fathers and other learned men throughout History know, Men have Natural, God given rights:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

The rights of Life and Liberty includes the right to defend one self with whatever weapon one chooses to use. Including so called "Assault Rifles".
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
i still don't get it.

They (police,military, private security firms) have grenades, rocket launchers, drones, bombs, rockets, EMP, LRAD, Nukes.

and you think they are afraid of millions of armed civilians?
Get real. this is all a psych ploy. this is a distraction from something else.
 Quoting: Alufiend 29893508


Peasants with old French and Russian rifles defeated the US in Vietnam, because they never gave up.

All the horrible tech the Americans had did them no good, in the long run.

I rest my case.
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
i still don't get it.

They (police,military, private security firms) have grenades, rocket launchers, drones, bombs, rockets, EMP, LRAD, Nukes.

and you think they are afraid of millions of armed civilians?
Get real. this is all a psych ploy. this is a distraction from something else.
 Quoting: Alufiend 29893508


the military use semi automatics all the time right ? jesus christ i hope he comes back and fixes stupid someday
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
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Why would any Military personnel want a semi-automatic weapon is the question you should be asking yourself.
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
Why do citizens need cars that travel faster than 100mph
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Read the Constitution. In order to protect ourselves from a "tyrantical" government.
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
i still don't get it.

They (police,military, private security firms) have grenades, rocket launchers, drones, bombs, rockets, EMP, LRAD, Nukes.

and you think they are afraid of millions of armed civilians?
Get real. this is all a psych ploy. this is a distraction from something else.
 Quoting: Alufiend 29893508

Yes they are.
It's a numbers thing, at 10,000 armed civilians to 1 soldier, any reasonable large scale weapon is basically useless. The sheer numbers are unstoppable.

Consider the freedom fighters in Syria. Assad is scared of them, Even though He has more firepower. Why? Its the Numbers, thing.

Things like Nukes, destroy so much that even the users will not survive the results. So those are not even in consideration.
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
Because the military has them, and they have- all throughout history- turned those weapons on the people.

When the government becomes too much more powerful than the people, and no longer fear them, they do whatever they want.

Australia just passed a carbon tax law no one wants. And, since they are powerless to do anything about it, the gov even rubbed salt in the wound.

Increase your retail prices to cover the carbon tax, fine. BUT, tell anyone that is why the price went up, and you get a fat fine and go to jail.

Take it, and like it! Or else!
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Re: Why would any non-military person need a semi-automatic weapon?
To protect himself from governmental tyrants who carry them.
 Quoting: Obiwanbeeohbee


That's what the founding fathers had in mind.

But according to our current Fearless Leader, the people who founded the government he now controls were all terrorists.

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