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Re: Federal ban on assault weapons ends today... Thoughts?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2004, 04:37:48 PM »
hes chinese.  cant be that tough.

all they have to do is show you their teeth so what the hell are you talking about?

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Re: Federal ban on assault weapons ends today... Thoughts?
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2004, 04:38:57 PM »
not fair.  no chemical or biological weapons allowed.
'why does it hurt so much when i poke it?'

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Re: Federal ban on assault weapons ends today... Thoughts?
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2004, 11:10:59 AM »
I think that chemical and biological weapons, in this case, must be taken into consideration.

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Re: Federal ban on assault weapons ends today... Thoughts?
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2004, 03:55:01 PM »
so....anyone thinking about going on shopping?

I have a preliminary list:

Uzi
M16
Ak47
Some big ass machine gun  ;D

And at least 2000 rounds of ammuniton.

[i have to protect myself against liberals and terrorists....you know?]  :D

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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2004, 03:57:30 PM »
Good call... I'd actually like an uzi myself.

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Re: Federal ban on assault weapons ends today... Thoughts?
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2004, 11:38:56 PM »
I'm watiting for the day I can actually own a tank.

That'd be f-ing sweet.....rolling in an abrams and teach those SUV bitches some lesson with my devastating firepower!

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Re: Federal ban on assault weapons ends today... Thoughts?
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2004, 09:59:40 AM »
Actually, I think you CAN actually own a tank right now.  I seem to remember having seen something in the news about this guy who bought an old Russian tank and drives it around town.  I think the thing's all but neutered so it's not dangerous, but it's STILL a tank.

The cost was ridiculous, though.

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Re: Federal ban on assault weapons ends today... Thoughts?
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2004, 10:02:13 AM »
Actually, I think you CAN actually own a tank right now.  I seem to remember having seen something in the news about this guy who bought an old Russian tank and drives it around town.  I think the thing's all but neutered so it's not dangerous, but it's STILL a tank.

The cost was ridiculous, though.

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I think that guy is tom clancy.

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Re: Federal ban on assault weapons ends today... Thoughts?
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2004, 10:22:37 AM »
It was just some private citizen.  Can't remember where he lived, but apparently it was very popular around town when he drove it through the streets...

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« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2004, 10:35:45 AM »
Back to the original question, I think that the original ban was kind of pointless.  I mean everyone thinks that the ban is against "machine guns" when it's not. The ban is against cosmetic features found on rifles.  Here is the criteria that would get a rifle banned. (has to meet two to quailify for as an assault rifle)
1. A folding stock or telescopic stock
2. A pistol grip
3. A bayonet mount
4. A flash suppressor
5. A gernade attachment

So I have to ask how does a folding stock, pistol grip, or flash suppressor make a rifle any more dangerous than the next.  The answer is they don't, they are purely cosmetic features for the rifle. As far as a bayonet mount, when was the last time you heard about a drive by or schoolyard bayonetting?  Finally genade launchers are already illegal so that addition was kind of pointless.
It just seems to me that when everyone hears the term assualt weapon they assume a fully automatic weapon that in the hands of a postal worker could desimate a sorting facility.  This just isn't the the case though.  The rifle banned are no more dangerous than the ones availble on the shelf at walmart.  The only difference is that they look meaner and are associated with their military versions that are not availible to the general public.