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Response to flamin lib (Reply #40)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 10:24 PM

44. For short range, how about a Garand scaled down for a less powerful cartridge.



Not an "assault weapon", either, not even in Massachusetts or California.

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"All the rest is rabid defense of a piece of equipment that is designed to kill as quickly and efficiently as possible and has very little other function than satisfying a sub primal urge to dominate."


This is exactly how gun control activists shot themselves in the foot in the 1990s. The fact that the guns you're talking about are both the most popular rifles in U.S. homes, and simultaneously among the least misused of *all* weapons (even less than shotguns), belies that argument. You're making lurid statements about guns that are considered suitable for civilian use in Canada and most of Europe.

Some actual numbers, that might mean something if the cognitive dissonance weren't so strong:



Yes, out of 1300 murders, all rifles put together accounted for only seven of them.

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