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Response to benEzra (Reply #45)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 03:33 PM

59. what good are they?

ezra: And the guns which gun control advocates claim are most "designed only for killing" are among the *least* likely to be used to murder, despite being some of the most popular guns in U.S. homes.

Our premiss is correct, presuming you're referring to what is termed assault rifles (which are not specifically noted in your link - just rifles & sgs, which we gun control advocates generally have no problem with, indeed the most endorsed).
.. the term assault rifle was indeed designed for killing on the battlefield, or better said designed for incapacitating, whether by killing or massive trauma & injury (ie m16 & ergo ar15, as much designed for incap). These rifles do have the capacity to kill inordinately high, compared to most other more conventional rifles & shotguns.
.. the concurrent concern you need to address is, what good are these 'assault rifles' in American communities? what good do they accomplish which couldn't be accomplished by using more conventional rifles & shotguns? even handguns?

Those termed 'assault rifles' are amongst the 'least likely to be used to murder', but they are also amongst the least likely to be used to thwart violent crime or be in a bona fide defensive gun use.
I suspect those termed assault rifles are amongst the least likely, to be used at all.

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