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Simple and brilliant. Very cool contrast.
Define assault rifle. How does it differ from any other rifle?
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I filled them all out! Yay!
Are you happy at your current work place?
Problem is that some of these aren’t yes/no. How should you answer this if you don’t currently have a job?
Is the point to determine how many questions the average person will answer before they give up? Or how bored you are?
The common definition (accurate or not) is guns you don’t use for hunting, or guns that shoot many bullets in a short amount of time. A reasonable definition.
How do you define “many bullets” and “short amount of time?” Semi-automatic weapons (including almost all pistols) can be fired quite rapidly by repeatedly squeezing the trigger. How would you legally distinguish between a handgun and an AR-15?
An assault rifle is a gun that is fully automatic. Sometimes confused with “assault weapon” which is really just a made up term that is talking about semi-attomatic rifles.
We don’t need an assault weapons ban. What we need is mandatory gun background checks, perhaps cross checked with mental health records, maybe a tier system (not everyone needs a semi-attomatic gun, and if you do, you should have to go through more of a process such as training, and other classes where you learn about the weapon/how to lock it up/store it safely, etc. The NRA conflated the conversation by making it a you are pro second amendment, or you are in favor of banning guns. There is middle ground and I’m sick of the partisan rhetoric. We need to get rid of things like Stand Your Ground laws because they just give people a pass to kill black people. The NRA isn’t a fair representation of gun owner’s thoughts on policy. For god’s sake they try to get rid of background checks on guns, and pushed a stupid law in Florida that said that pediatricians and other doctor’s couldn’t ask patients how they care for their guns and if they store them safely away from children.
Quick correction on the definition of assault rifle, I was mixing a few things up. Assault rifle is a broad term that refer to guns with an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine (Could be fully automatic or semi,). Now an assault weapon, is a political term that means semi-attomatic firearm.
The AWB was ineffective because most crime is committed with handguns. I jumped the gun (no pun intended) because I wanted to right my second paragraph and rushed through the first too fast. Sorry for the confusion, haha.
Jason – interesting start to my day – for no reason other than it got the brain going a bit. I’m fascinated by the fact the only thing really commented on was the guns question – I’m from Belfast, in the UK we aren’t allowed guns unless they are for hunting or farming (shotguns generally) or else if specific individuals are at risk from terrorism, in which case they are allowed a personal protection weapon (handguns only). An assault rifle or any form of automatic or semi-automatic weapon should be reserved for the security forces. Imagine if the same rules applied in the US – what would you actually need a gun for if that was the case?
Just a simple, fun poll. No need to make mountains out of pebbles.
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