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Why Does Anybody Need Military-Style Rifles?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by robertg, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. robertg

    robertg Sandy Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  2. Qaolin

    Qaolin 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    Any AR/AK/FAL or what have you I can purchase is NOT "Military style". That denotes the ability to fire on full automatic/burst. They don't. The cops have military style weapons in abundance.
     
  3. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't have military weapons, but I do have home defense tools. And if need be Liberty defending tools.
    I have them to defend my family against any threat they may come to harm them.
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Daang, I hope that door is locked.. the one on the right looks skeery.
     
  5. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    That's what going on Ferguson right now. Stories of shop owners standing guard with rifles because the police were too timid to do theor jobs and stop the looting. So they looked on from a few blocks away as people were getting robbed.
     
  6. Qaolin

    Qaolin 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    I have no issue with that. I understand and approve. it's the statement about "military style" which got me and seems unnecessary.
     
  7. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a pretty diverse group there. And the anti-gunners think we're all just a bunch of old white guys.....
     
  8. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    One more for the IL.
     
  9. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    How about this. I want one, I have the right to own one (or several) so what ever you think the definition of "need" is, its irrelevant
     
  10. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I saw the best T-shirt:

    "Why do I need to own one of these"
    **Picture of an AR**
    "Because F*** you thats why."

    Bet they have a bumper sticker.

    Some guys may dislike the vulgar language.. However I don't like tip toeing around with antis anymore.. Bluntness usually sums everything up.
     
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  11. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I own that shirt, except it has a FAL on it.
     
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  12. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    After decades of research and untold millions spent the police have armed themselves with ARs and high cap handguns. They chose those weapons as the best they could have to survive a criminal attack. Why would any thinking person carry anything less than what the police do, are we fighting different criminals?
     
  13. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I want mine to have an AK :)
     
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  14. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If they don't want one, they don't have to get one.

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  15. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I think you are confused with the term "Assault Rifle" not military style rifle. The military definition of assault rifle is a medium caliber shoulder held rifle with the capabilitiy of selective fire. My AK is a military style rifle but not an assault rifle. I can only shoot in semi automatic.
     
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  16. BigStick

    BigStick Sherwood, OR Well-Known Member

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    That's the funny thing about definitions, everyone seems to have their own. And I am pretty sure that the M16 is a military version of a civilian rifle that was adopted into military service (just like most "military" weapons).

    So really, when they are talking about military style weapons, that term does not even apply to AR-15s. Bet they would be surprised to find that out.
     
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  17. Qaolin

    Qaolin 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    "Military Style" to me is another one of those appellations created to scare people. As for Assault Rifle = selective fire using intermediate sized cartridge: these would be your AK and AR
    Battle rifle= full size cartridge ala 7.62 x 51 from the M-14 or FAL

    Both are military rifles
     
  18. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Being an old fart I like the tried and true:
    Why do I need a "Military Style" rifle?
    To keep King George out of my face!
     
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    pdrake WA Active Member

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    Holy Cow. You remember King George? Then you really are an old fart (or, perhaps Olde Farte).
     
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  20. BigStick

    BigStick Sherwood, OR Well-Known Member

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    So I will fact check myself here. I did a little more looking into the history of the AR-15, and while it did come before the M16, it was designed with the intent of meeting the military requirements for their new weapons platform, and the original AR-15s were select-fire. It was immediately marketed to the civilian market however.

    Regardless, I still think "military style" is a stupid and pointless description only intended to scare people who don't know any better. The "style" can be changed by changing the furniture or accessories while leaving the function of the weapon exactly the same.