I bought my M1A direct from Springfield Armory at a cost of about $1,450. Expensive, but it's the BEST rifle I own. I used to have an old CAR-15 but I sold it to buy an M96 Recon Carbine, better reliability than the CAR, cost about $1,300 though...
Look, I have guns, but they are all either pistols, shotguns, or bolt-action rifles. Fairly useless against the U.S. military. I don't see the need, because I have the final say on what my government does. That's what America is about. The government answers to the people. The government only exists because the people want it to. In the old days, when the Constitution was drawn up, the government could easily circumvent the people, due to the lack of instant communication we now enjoy. It was up to the people to defend themselves. Nowadays, America is supposed to be a democracy. Whenever the government makes a decision, it is in Reuters or AP in 10 minutes. Secrecy is easy with the little things, but the big things get out, and get out quick. Also, the country isn't made up of the people that supported dictatorships/ fascism in the early 20th Century. Most people hold their freedoms very close. Ergo, when it's threatened, they fight.
To put it simply, to say that military-caliber weapons (semi/automatic rifles and shot guns, submiachine guns, etc.) are needed for defense is preposterous. Bolt-actions, breech-loaders and pistols are fine, and still legal, because they can't wreak havoc as easily or quickly. That's what the AWB and the Brady bill, etc., are all about. The whole movement to legalize those sorts of weapons is a mixture of paranoia, politics, and immaturity. Idon't mind guns, I just think they're lethal weapons and should be treated like lethal weapons.
RantamEducation is the key...
Yeah... I might just be making this up, but I think we also have a pretty high rate of traffic accidents and drunk driving going on here, too. On average, we're just morons. Oh, by the way, where in Houston does your family live? I might know them. One of my friends hosted an exchange student from Spain once... Nice guy...
Well, people are stupid.
moof To put it simply, to say that military-caliber weapons (semi/automatic rifles and shot guns, submiachine guns, etc.) are needed for defense is preposterous.
Are they better at defending than a bolt-action rifle or a semi-automatic with a low ammunition per clip capacity? Yes. With any situation pertaining to defense, especially one's family, it is better to be safe than sorry.
GF is my bext friend *hugs GF*
21st February 2004
I like military weapons more. I read an article, and it said that to the Gun people (like myself and many others) a Military Rifle is like a sports car to car lovers. Which, in my opinion, is absolutley true. And i agree with bobo, I don't think defending your home with a bolt action deer rifle would be very great.
Any home-defense situation is almost always going to be a close quarters engagement, and last time I checked, bolt action rifles aren't exactly suited for those. But neither are M1A or M96. My place's got thin walls. I do have an original Colt 1911 that's been in the family for a long time.
it really depends on your school. as for owning a gun, i have been with guns all my life, having lived on a farm. guns have always been the norm for me, and hunting was a way of life. i think its good to use a gun and to know the safety and to learn to be mature around guns. but i dunno about thia Ak thing.... :n0e:
Piercing the veil.
9th August 2003
I have a BB Gun and I'm not afraid to use it! :D