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post #3046 of 5454
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

"Defense rifle." The re-branding of these rifles is fucking annoying. The other day some lady was on Hannity talking about a self defense course she took and how the AR-15 is getting a bad rep as a killing implement, and it's really a rifle that's incredibly good for defending yourself. Yeah, it does make a great defense weapon, because of the fact that it's a great weapon to kill someone with. Other than obvious factors like reliability and weight, there is no other characteristic by which a rifle like an AR-15 can be defined. It's ability to kill someone as quickly and efficiently as possible is what defines its greatness. I really wish gun advocates would stop being such pussies when it comes to telling it like it is.

I agree, but I think the re-branding is in response to the gun control advocates use of assault weapon, which is equally misleading when you have people believing that means the same thing as machine gun.
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

"Defense rifle." The re-branding of these rifles is fucking annoying. The other day some lady was on Hannity talking about a self defense course she took and how the AR-15 is getting a bad rep as a killing implement, and it's really a rifle that's incredibly good for defending yourself. Yeah, it does make a great defense weapon, because of the fact that it's a great weapon to kill someone with. Other than obvious factors like reliability and weight, there is no other characteristic by which a rifle like an AR-15 can be defined. It's ability to kill someone as quickly and efficiently as possible is what defines its greatness. I really wish gun advocates would stop being such pussies when it comes to telling it like it is.

I can't be certain but looking at the magazine in that pic that's a .22 at best. A very weak caliber to attempt to kill another person with. More likely it's a firearm for marksmanship/training or for shooting groundhogs.
post #3048 of 5454
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I can't be certain but looking at the magazine in that pic that's a .22 at best. A very weak caliber to attempt to kill another person with. More likely it's a firearm for marksmanship/training or for shooting groundhogs.

It doesn't have the stopping power of larger calibers, but with accuracy it will certainly do the trick. I wouldn't be uncomfortable using one to defend myself.
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

I agree, but I think the re-branding is in response to the gun control advocates use of assault weapon, which is equally misleading when you have people believing that means the same thing as machine gun.

Yeah, I guess there was a time and a place when everyone called them assault rifles. I can't be sure, but didn't we all used to call them this? It wasn't a dirty descriptor until they were banned.
post #3050 of 5454
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Yeah, I guess there was a time and a place when everyone called them assault rifles. I can't be sure, but didn't we all used to call them this? It wasn't a dirty descriptor until they were banned.

Assault rifles are defined as being capable of selective fire. They are banned in the US unless you want to go through the whole ATF process and have around 20 grand laying around to buy one. AR-15s and other semi automatic rifles are not assault rifles because they cannot be fired as fully automatic. That's how the US Army defines it.

Assault weapon is a term created in the 1980s by gun control proponents and I haven't really figured out its true meaning. It's basically used in reference to cosmetic features that have nothing to do with the functionality of civilian firearms. It appears to me to be one of those blanket terms in which its definition changes based on who's using it.

The "assault rifle" vs "self defense rifle" thing rubs people the wrong way because politicians and the media refer to AR15s and the like as "assault rifles", but when the govt. (as is the recent case with the Department of Homeland Security) purchases theses same exact AR15s, they call them "self defense rifles." So in the hands of a civilian the govt. calls an AR15 an "assault rifle" but that same AR15 in the hands of a govt. employee is labeled as a "self defense rifle." Personally, I think they should just be called what they are...semi automatic rifles.
post #3051 of 5454
I legalized her mom. (And would legalize her).
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Fuck your mom, legalize weed.
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post

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+1

Really all that needed to be circled was either Prius or Thespians for Obama.
post #3055 of 5454
I laughed
post #3056 of 5454
The unions = jobs likely doesn't indicate that...
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Gave me a chuckle.
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I kinda laughed at this.
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I kinda laughed at this.

Eh, kinda mawkish, don't you think? I much preferred this:

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post #3060 of 5454
Lol. That's just being truthful.
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