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Old 08-08-2019, 09:48 AM
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My late Father-in-Law used to say, "do you really need an AK-47 to shoot a deer?" Do I? And, do yuz know what the A and the K stand for?
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Alaska?
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No, ding-dong. "Automatique Kalishnukof designed and first built in 1947.

I have no use for a fully automatic weapon with the potential for what it was designed and used. Joyce and I hunt, not kill people.
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:32 AM
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No, ding-dong. "Automatique Kalishnukof designed and first built in 1947.

I have no use for a fully automatic weapon with the potential for what it was designed and used. Joyce and I hunt, not kill people.

funny (not really) in that a quick search for the term was steering me toward anything but the actual Russian-esque (not in Cyrillic so I guess a transliteration ) above.


I'm actually afraid to search for the term nowadays, in fear that homeland security will put me on a watch list.


The NRA support for this weapon really baffles me. But there are elements in there that really believe in an armed "militia" capable of standing up to the US government, whatever that really means.


People are nuts.
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:11 PM
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These firearms battles have been going for generations. Recreational firearms users know they won't miss their fully automatic weapons. This resistance goes back to times when an inch was given and the anti-gun people came back for a yard. Once the pro gun people backed down, they learned the hard way, the antis came back looking for more.

Fully automatic firearms, what are also known as "machine guns" are already against the law. If a person chooses to pay the several hundred federal tax, a recreational machine gun permit can, and is, issued. And there is a background check in that case.

Personally, I have no use/application for a fully automatic long gun and pistols are not used in hunting in our case. I am not involved with such long guns in any way, especially an AK-47. There are already reams of gun laws on the books which recreational users already know and conform to. What has to be watched for, and that is part of what NRA is already doing, are dumb regulations which unfairly impose upon legal use. Liberals famously don't know enough about firearms to formulate regs. For instance, the last time around they sought to ban semi-automatic firearms because they didn't know the difference between "semi" and "fully" automatic. Had recreational firearms (NRA) not stopped them my wife's trap gun and her deer shotgun would have been banned. Both long guns are limited to three shots, are popular with woman shooters or other recoil sensitive rec shooters.
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:15 AM
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Now they are proposing background checks. They may feel better over doing something but nothing is going to change. Here in Mogadishu we have gun laws up the wazoo. But the bad guys don't get permits either for the guns or permission to shoot each other. We read it every day in Boston Pravda.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:23 PM
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Here in Mogadichu you have to have a gun permit to own or buy a gun or ammo. When they issue a gun permit they do a background check through the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI). So there is no relevance in my life with this background check stuff.

When my wife was getting her permit the licensing officer in town said, "I never thought I would be finger printing my fourth grade teacher someday."
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The Dems blame the guns. Conservatives blame mental illness. I see now that an autopsy on the shooter in Ohio found a load of illegal drugs in his blood. Legislating against these mass shootings seems like a waste of time. Nothing is going to change.

In threads like this one I have often thought of more effective ways to impose mass murder. But I think it dangerous to talk about them. Guns show a lack of imagination and their use, by comparison, is primitive.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:21 PM
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Whatever happened to all the talk about background checks? That was supposed to be the solution to all these mass killings.
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The NRA stepped in and called expanded background checks a "slippery slope" to repealing the 2nd Amendment
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It is dangerous toward violation of the Second Amendment. The anti-gun people already have a reputation for taking a yard once they get an inch. Remember that these pro/anti disputes have been going for generations and these arguments have been going on for years. The liberals know these things but a party has to satisfy its constituents.

There are just some things, like sanity, which can't be legislated. You make it more difficult to obtain firearms, all you do is create a black market. If bad guys want guns, they are going to get them. And the good guys won't have guns which will make it even easier for the bad guys.
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Making something illegal just gives it a greater value on the black market. The guns will always be out there just like the drugs, pot, or anything else made harder to acquire. Even now, with pot legalized, the underground system offers a better deal when buying pot. Stop selling AK-47? They will bring them in from Russia and get a better price because an illegal weapon is worth more.
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Wish I hadn't lost mine in the flood!
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They are going to ban sporting arms again like they did last time they tried. My wife shoots a semi-automatic for trap because its design produces low recoil which is popular with women shooters. She has another semi-auto of the same design for deer hunting. Low recoil and ease in operation in both cases. The anti-gun people don't care who they hurt.
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