The U.S. has a 2nd amendment to protect us from the government, we have such a powerful military we need more than 22s to defend ourselves.
Yes, American citizens should have the right to military grade weapons. In the past 20 years there has been an influx of guns in America but the total crime rate has significantly dropped
Yes, but their should be limits. You don't need a tank, or artillery, or anything that rely goes boom, some restraint is necessary.
Those who want "military grade weapons" will be able to acquire them no matter what the law says. And what about illegal drugs? They are still very easy to acquire. Banning everything that is, or may be dangerous, is a pretty good way to make everybody less free. And as it makes us less free, it might make us a little bit safer, or it might do the exact opposite.
Yes. Why shouldn't I, a law abiding citizen, not be allowed to posses firearms the military does? Military grade is only a way to standardize the manufacturing process for all of the parts necessary to assemble a weapon. It does NOT mean fully automatic weapons by the way. Those are already illegal for all but the few people that fill out mountains of paperwork and pay the ridiculous fees associated with owning them.
This is a loaded question. No you can't own military grade as you aren't legally allowed to own automatics, grenade launchers, even the actual firearms. We have lighter, usually smaller caliber rounds. Armor piercing rounds are illegal. So the current firearms are perfectly acceptable. Make sure you are well informed on what you are voting for. As I'm sure many don't even know what's in the proposed assault rifles ban.
Of course. I am entitled to the product of my own labor and have the right to do with it as I please so long as I am not violating the rights of others. Thus I have the natural right to produce and buy whatever guns I want and anyone who says otherwise is an authoritarian.
To prevent tyranny
Gun control rendered the Jew's defenseless against their trustworthy and benevolent government. Don't let your government disarm you. You must resist at any cost or you've already lost. Tyranny often comes in the facade of protection and safety. Mass shootings are always used by the media to cloud judgment with emotion and scare people into supporting gun control which is, in my opinion, more dangerous in the long run to American lives and liberty than the massacres themselves. We mustn't give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety or we may suffer the same fate as the Jews, or (spoiler alert) the scavengers in the walking dead for that matter. I am only speaking in regard to law abiding citizens. Criminals always have access to guns no matter how many times you tell them no, and regardless of how many restrictions and laws you impose on the public.
Anyone who has actually been in the military can tell you that the idea that "military grade weapons" are superior to civilian weaponry is a joke. The reality is military weapons are often times inferior to their civilian counterparts in terms of performance. The only reason the military even has them is because the US government usually just goes with the lowest bidder. Take for example the M16A4, the standard service rifle of the US military. It's not even up for debate how inferior of a weapon this is compared to the other guns out there in the market. The only thing that makes the US military formidable compared in actual warfare is because of our air superiority and the fact that we simply have more firepower than the enemy force. But on a gun vs gun "military grade" usually just means more durable.
THE 2ND AMENDMENT
The whole point is to fight a tyrannical government inside or out
Citizens don't need to protect themselves from the government. They should question it but not shoot it up. Military weapons are meant for the military, not some pimply faced kid or retired veteran who has PTSD. A gun that can kill hundreds of people in a matter of minutes is complete over kill to the argument of self defence....
No dumbass, why ther hell would you need an AK-47 to defend your home? There is no way you are going to fight the damn government with an AK-47!