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."
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The key word infringed which means," actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.)." The word infringe comes from Latin origin in-into then frangere-to break, therefore getting rid of assault rifles/weapons is therefore unconstitutional to the U.S Constitution because we would infringe the second amendment. One of the use for a assault rifle/weapon is tyranny or tyrannical government, also for self defense. Why would the citizens of the U.S have to get rid of their assault rifles/weapons because other people have made idiotic decisions or parents were not responsible and did not talk to their children about the parents guns or the rules. When my dad told us he had guns, he is ex-military, he told us that we shall not touch them, we will not use them until we know how to because we don't know how to handle guns, see my dad handled it responsibly. I believe that U.S citizens shall not have their second amendment infringed due to someone else's mistake(s).
A 13 year old boy,
Whose father served in the air force and one tour in Iraq, then joined army reserves, and is now in the air national guard. I plan on being in the military
The name alone scares people. Assault weapon. Be smarter then the media. Anything is an assault weapon if its used to assault someone. Example as written in traffic code, Assault by auto. A semi automatic weapon is no more dangerous then a semi auto pistol. A semi auto pistol shoots as fast as the user pulls the trigger. An Automatic weapons shoot as long as the gun has ammo and the trigger is pressed. Automatic weapon/military weapons have been banned since 1986. Naturally certain people NOT ALL people can get an automatic weapon. The amount of paperwork and allowing the government to crawl up your and families butt to find just a smudge of "wrong doing" and that permit is gone and the person has waste time and money for nothing. The biggest problem is people believe the media. The media makes everything sound bad for ratings and the real gun nuts don't want anyone messing with the 2A. They like to use the words assault and military style guns. Anyone can take a pen or pencil paint it camouflage and now has a military writing utensil. People need to start thinking for themselves and stop allowing the media to spoon feed you the information that they want you to know. Instead of a 4 minute snippet of info, maybe make an informed decision on everything that may effect you. Not just words like assault or military.
I think they need to come up with a better solutions.
Is to easy to tell the good people that they don't have the right to Own any weapons, instead the FBI should have more control of people specially if they are under investigation they should put warning in there records, so that when ever they do a back round check flag comes up. Avoiding these crazy people to buy any weapons.
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.
Military - yes, police- yes, citizens-no. I have no issue with citizens having handguns and shot guns (background checks please!) but I am still waiting to hear a logical argument for why citizens need them. They don't. There has to be some compromise on gun legislation and assault weapons and complete background checks are the answer.
I always hear people say that the second amendment gives them the right to own guns. Little do they know that that amendment was written when we were in the revolutionary war, and we used muskets to kill people. We relied on the citizens to act as our army. The amendment was written because of the circumstances of the times. Secondly, when the constitution was written, the founding fathers intended for it to be revised every so often, so the constitution would stay contemporary. Nothing is perfect, definitely not a 250 year old document.
Also, people seem to think that a gang or robbers are going to try to break into their home and steal their belongings or kill them. Why would anyone want to come into your home and kill you? And why would they bring multiple people? No one is going to roll up in front of your house with a lot of people and try to kill you, out of the blue. There is absolutely no need for you to have a fully automatic rifle to protect yourself. A pistol would do the same job. Also, most robbers are only trying to steal things in order to make ends meet. They aren't murderers. They need help to get them out of the endless cycle of poverty they are in. They shouldn't be stealing, but they don't need to be shot.
The amount of shootings recently has increased the amount of guns being bought. Everyone thinks that teachers should have guns in order to protect the students. First, the likely hood of a school shooting happening is very slim. Although a lot have happened recently, it is still a very small percentage of schools. But lets say that teachers do get guns anyway. What is going to stop an emotional teenager from taking that gun and shooting their classmates? Our teenage years are some of our most emotional and having a fire arm near any emotional person is a bad idea. In elementary class rooms, what will stop a student from grabbing a gun and accidentally shooting it? Even if their are security measures in place, accidents do happen. Children should not be exposed to guns at school.
Even though I believe there shouldn't be assault weapons available to civilians, I am not saying "take everyone's guns!". Hunting a huge tradition in America, and i believe that people should have that right. Even though I don't see a use for them, I can appreciate someone wanting to own a pistol. But assault weapons are never needed. As a society, we need to undo this fear that we are caught up in. This fear is driving us to guns in order to feel safe and it is causing more and more deaths each year.