With the rise of mass shootings and terrorism, people need to be prepared for the unexpected. During the North Hollywood shootout, many died because they did not have higher firepower to deal with and armored man with an AK style rifle. Police need minutes to respond, but if you are prepared, you can save your family, and even some officers from harm.
Ask the million people in Boston waiting for the bomber to come in their house wearing a bomb around his body like his brother did Friday morning. They would want to have a military grade weapon with extra large capacity magazines. The average person would need all the capacity they can get when scared and trying to stop the charging bomber. The news interviewed a person who lived across from the black MVP the boomers were hiding behind during the shoot out. With the proper assault weapon, high capacity mag, and sight he could have stopped them in a cross fire before the bombers knew what hit them. Maybe the second policeman wouldn't have been shot.
If you do not like assault weapons read this.
The 2nd amendment gives ME the right to own these weapons. All I have to do is have the proper licence. This would be a tie 3 licence for using a rapid fire, automated weapon. In the time when you would need this would be: armed robbers coming into your house and try to : loot or kill, there is also the chance of a mass of looter coming to your store for example, what would you do. I would use the gun that is best suited for the job: An assault, rapid fire weapon. One man can hold of 20 men with ONE assault weapon. In Texas a 15 year old boy and his sister were at home when two armed robbers came into the house and the boy grabbed his fathers assault weapon and killed one robber and the other fled while the boy did not even have a scratch. Also in La hundred of looters came and tried to break into o the stores on the street. But a handful of men on a roof top held of dozens of truck loads of men trying to get across a small parking lot with only shotguns and ASSUALT weapons. Only Two where wounded.
If teachers where armed at the school shootings there would have been almost no violence. Well if some one argued well the Colorado theater shooting was done with legal weapons how can that not happen again? I would say the security guards should be armed with a small medium powered pistol.
Written by a 12 year old
I definitely think that people need assault weapons. How is a drug dealer supposed to defend
himself if he is not allowed to have an assault weapon? How are soldiers supposed to win wars if they
don’t have guns that can shoot hundreds of bullets a minute? Assault weapons are good.
An assault rifle is one that has the ability to select fully automatic fire, via a selector switch, and shoot multiple rounds-(in bursts), with one pull of the trigger. The AR Semi-Auto Rifle is not this type of firearm as it can only shoot one shot at a time! No semi auto weapon is an assault weapon! Machine guns are assault weapons and are highly regulated and very limited in number within the U.S. Strict Federal regulations have been in place since the 1930’s regarding these very distinctive assault weapons. Banning semi auto arms is a clear infringement of a person’s God Given Rights. People need to stop entering the debate about firearms that have no knowledge at all about the terminology used in defining classes of weapons, or, that have absolutely no understanding of the functions of any weapons. Also, it's time Americans awake to the fact that senseless murders would not happen to the extent that they do, as in Newtown, if more people exercised their 2nd Amendment Rights. Why is there a fear of allowing school principles, staff and teachers to be armed? If we, as people of courage, stand up against evil and/or crazy people, these events can be far less severe. Willing teachers who want to be armed and trained should be allowed in every school and their presence should be encouraged, not feared! Why don’t we ever hear of this option as a way of stopping people who want to kill in a school? Every American who loves freedom should stand against those who are trying to blame our right to possess firearms as the cause of the tragedy in Newtown. Let's not permit anyone to get away with using false statements about firearms to scare the public who may not know one type of firearm from another and thereby divide Americans in the process. This misinformation needs to be confronted with fact and logic, not emotion that is being used to manipulate the public into becoming utter weaklings.
First of all, what is an assault weapon? The term is murky and undefinable. Second of all and most importantly is that people have the right to defend themselves even against their own government. The founders of our country where adamant that it is the right of the people to throw off tyranny even if it were to be the very government that the founders had set up. In countries where people have given up their rights to own a gun, those countries have seen higher violent crime and in a majority of cases those countries have seen mass murder committed by their own government.
Ponder this: during the riots in L.A., the police were ordered to withdraw and retreat. Fires raged out of control, 50 people were killed and 4000 injured. There were 1100 buildings destroyed. About 3000 fires occurred with over $1 billion in damage. Watts, California and Newark, N.J., Were like war zones when they were struck by riots. Remember Katrina and the aftermath? The Supreme Court decided the police have absolutely no obligation to protect any of you as an individual, only society as a whole. You could call them and call them (if the grid isn't knocked out). They don't have to respond. You're on your own. I saw a bumper sticker more than once. It's old, but it's true. "God made man, Col. Colt made them equal."
We live in a world where many people do not even know their own rights, and it is sad in a way that prompts the U.S. government to exploit this manner to the fullest to ban assault rifles. The 2nd amendment has a preamble, a well regulated militia, The men who wrote this were ordinary citizens, the militia were the first to fight the British empire before the Continental Army was even created, we the people are the militia. The RIGHT of THE PEOPLE to KEEP and bear arms shall NOT be INFRINGED, remember those key words. Guns are guns, all guns can kill if used by the wrong people, the problem is in the person, not the firearms. We let mentally unstable people and felons get a hold of these weapons, and as a result, law abiding citizens who own guns suffer the unjustifiable consequence of unrealistic gun control laws and restrictions. Gun laws will do NOTHING but encourage the bad guy to further his reason to commit a shooting, not only will banning assault rifles not help, it will just be more money into the pockets of the black market who profit from this stuff on a daily basis. You have to look at it from a perspective, if our country is invaded, or our government becomes too powerful *cough* 16th amendment *cough* do you honestly believe that handguns are going to do the job against a force that has weaponry far superior? No, In the end I am going to be simple, we have a right to keep and bear arms, no restriction to what grade, those who say otherwise are just small minded, you can tell me all about the shootings and how evil assault rifles are, it doesn't change the fact that it was done by either a criminal, or a mentally unstable person.
It usually compels me to decide having it is a GOOD idea. Most of you folks screaming for a ban just don't have the stones to protect yourself or your family, and choose to rely on a imperfect police system to do so. You are offended at the notion that a man might choose to do otherwise, and view this as uncivilized.
The day you can guarantee police intervention within 30 seconds of a call for help, 24/7, anyplace within the united states...
I may agree to turn in my so called "assault weapon"
Until those conditions are met, its off the table.
Besides... Banning things that some folks don't like never seems to actually work.
Prohibition worked wonders for controlling alcohol, didn't it?
A research from homicide studies showed that from 1982-2012 there were 142 mass shootings with 24.6% of the shootings involved assault weapons while 47.9% of mass shootings were from handguns. Handguns seemed to have been responsible for almost half of the mass shooting throughout a thirty-year span. Assault weapons are not the biggest threat.
Even the gun nuts rabidly defending them won't say that they're needed, they merely want them. People don't need guns that can fire off a metric ton of rounds quickly, they simply don't. It's a luxury, one that needs to be critically assessed for a determination if it's one that we should still have or have lost our right to.
I do not think that people need assault weapons. They cause more harm than good and are far from a necessity. There are other resources and ways for people to hunt or defend themselves without assault weapons. Guns are a luxury item and really aren't needed for people to survive.
Congressional Research Service clearly states:
"Generally speaking, an “assault weapon” is considered to be a military style weapon capable of providing by a selector switch either semiautomatic—that is, the firearm discharges one round, then loads a new round, each time the trigger is pulled until the magazine is exhausted—or a fully automatic firearm—that is, continuous discharge of rounds while the trigger is depressed until all
rounds are discharged."
Why should such lethal weapons be put in the hands of your everyday civilian? If these features are "cosmetic" as they say, military personnel shouldn't be using them just to look fancy. It is used to kill multiple people very quickly. How much deadly action should be taken against a home invader that you must fire multiple shots? It shouldn't take any more than a handful of bullets to kill a person. Not including 50 cent.
If nobody had assault weapons, then no one would be able to cause harm. Since they are available, people have crazy minds that will make them to crazy things with that assault weapon and cause unnecessary danger. If no one has assault weapons then everyone can be safer and happier.
If you think banning guns wouldn't slow down murder then you are an idiot, it is much harder to kill someone with a knife than with a gun. The crazy guy who killed those innocent children in Connecticut got the gun from his mother. Isn't it ironic that the guns she bought for protection killed her?
If you think that you NEED an assault weapon, you probably shouldn't have one. The only thing you can do with an assault weapon is KILL. If you go out into an field and shoot cardboard targets with a military grade killing machine, you either need a hobby or mental help.
There's no need for the average citizen to own an assault rifle or carbine. That being said, they really aren't the problem. The use of an AR-15 in the Sandy Hook shooting has caused us all to vastly overestimate the damage to society done by that type of weapon, when the preponderance of deaths, accidental and otherwise, is caused by handguns.
In this day and age, nobody needs to be carrying assault weapons. We do not need to kill impeding bears and there is no gang intruding in our homes that we need to keep away from. Guns are usually used as hobbies and by policemen and handling guns leads to using guns.
I think the argument FOR assault weapons is a paranoid, antiquated one. The idea that we need to protect ourselves from a corrupt government that could enslave us is so far fetched by virtue of the fact that we have, over the past 200 years, created a system where that couldn't happen. It's called checks and balances . It was created by the people, for the people to protect our interests. It's why Trump can't just ban Muslims from entering the country, just because he wants to. Second, unless you're living in a crack house, (protecting your crack) your chances of being confronted by a band of criminals with AK-47 is is slim to none. You have a higher chance of being eaten by a shark. We have an INCREDIBLE police force that protects us. We have 911. We have cell phones. The majority of us are not out in the Alaskan wilderness being chased by murderers or government officials who want to enslave us. C'mon.
If you really want protection get a hand gun that can protect you. Yes a hand gun can also cause a massacre like an assault weapon but allow assault weapons that could cause so much more harm in a faster amount of time. The military should have access to these sorts of weapons they are fighting for our country.