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Why do I need an assault rifle?

Why do I need an assault rifle you ask? I don't need it for hunting. I don't need it for home protection from a single invader, or even two. So I echo the sentiment of many gun control advocates; Why do I need an assault rifle, with a high capacity clip no less?

Here is why. I need an assault rifle because I live under the rule of a government who thinks it has the right to take away my assault rifle; a government who dictates who I can marry, what I can eat, drink, and smoke; a government who uses force to take my money away from me, who charges me rent (property tax) to live in my own home: a government who commits acts of war without the consent of the people, who murders it's own citizens witout probable cause or due process; a government who has monopolized the currency with which I can trade my goods and services, then devalued that currency through inflation and taxation; a government which uses the tyranny of democracy rather than the freedom of a republic.

To put it bluntly, I need an assault rifle in the event that I might have to declare my independence from a tyrannical government. I'm statistically unlikely to ever shoot an intruder in my home. I'm statistically unlikely to ever be in the position to stop one of these rare mass killings at a school, as these things happen far less often than the media would have you believe. However, whether you are Democrat or Republican, you can easily find countless instances of the government stepping all over your rights, whether it be on social issues (marriage, gay rights, religious rights, etc.) or fiscal issues (taxation, property rights, business regulations, etc.)

So, how likely is it you will use your assault rifle to prevent a school shooting? Not very likely at all. However, how likely is it that you will need your assault rifle for the purpose of protecting your rights from a tyrannical government? Well, the fact that we are having this conversation not only shows that it is increasingly likely, but it also clearly demonstrates the reason why the right to bear arms is unalienable.

When a tyrannical government uses it's assault rifles to take away my rights, it would be beyond immoral to expect me to defend those rights with my grandpa's shotgun. That is why I need an assault rifle.




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Trump Card

And this is the trump card you can use with your liberal friends. Ask them what you should do if you're ever in a situation where a shooting has started. More than likely they will tell you to call the police. Ask them why? Their answer will eventually get around to the fact that the police use guns or force at the very least. Then ask them if it would be better for a law-abiding citizen like yourself to have a gun and thus speed up the process. You just won the debate. Nice.

Either they say yes, and you are done. Or, they come up with some bull about the right authority has to have the gun, blah blah blah. Either way you got them to admit that they need to be protected. Now you have a place you agree on. That's where you start with people. Find something you can agree on. Now explain to them that you believe it is your responsibility primarily, and more importantly, your responsibility first, to protect your self, your family, and your property. Never mind that you don't trust the government (as you shouldn't). Never mind that the police take forever. Never mind that by the time the 'authorities' get there it's all over. You just won again. Good work.

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Because all able-bodied men

Because all able-bodied men are part of the militia and required to answer the call for help with their own weapon.

I think our military has pretty much defined what kind of weapon is suitable for deployment. That said, anything less than an assault rifle is probably a moral violation of one's obligation to be prepared for militia duty.

Notice I said militia and not military. Militaries are used for unhealthy conquests, militias are the people defending their healthy nation.

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You are exactly correct. Our

You are exactly correct. Our founders did not think of a militia as the National Guard. The National Guard is a federally funded state military force that has no correlation with what they saw as a "militia". The militia is all of us and if they take our powerful weapons away from us then we are powerless, and we shall not stand for it.

Militia

Here is "The Militia Act of 1792"

http://www.constitution.org/mil/mil_act_1792.htm

It was enacted by the federal government "...That each and every free able-bodied white male citizen of the respective States, resident therein, who is or shall be of age of eighteen years, and under the age of forty-five years (except as is herein after excepted) shall severally and respectively be enrolled in the militia..."

The militia has always had some federal control.

No it hasn't and I'm not sure

No it hasn't and I'm not sure if you are aware of this or not but 1792 comes after 1789.

An act is not the same thing as the constitution.

Probably not...

Most "assault rifles" are battle carbines, and you probably don't need one. What you need is a real battle rifle, like an M1A or an M1. Get one, and learn how to use it.

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Hear, Hear!

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If you don't need one, don't buy one.

I saw a chart on twitter that said the most commonly used murder weapon was a baseball bat.

You don't need to buy one of those, either.

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Absolutely agree.

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Michael Scheuer had a great post about the 2nd amendment

I'm tired of hearing Republicans lose the argument because they are afraid to talk about the true reason we have the 2nd amendment.

http://non-intervention.com/1058/to-president-obama-the-2nd-...

Beautiful

I posted on Facebook and encourage others to do the same.

Republicans lose the argument because, other than a few lone souls such as Ron Paul and Michael Schueuer, they are loathe to acknowledge that the federal government is, or at least can be, a malevolent institution.

It is the most compelling argument, however, because the Declaration Of Independence says that it is a self-evident right that the people have the right to overthrow and replace a government that becomes destructive to the ends of freedom. How, pray tell, are the people supposed to do as much if the government has all the guns, or at least the better guns?

It's hard to argue against the Declaration Of Independence. Advocates of gun rights should bring it up, because the 2nd Amendment is about more than an individual's right to self-defense.

It is about the people's right (self-evident right, in fact) to revolt.

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Snakepit, you should take Obomba advice and edit your post

How much more powerful would it be if you edited it something like this and creating a truly 'teaching moment' post?:

"Why do I need an assault rifle you ask? I don't need it for hunting. I don't need it for home protection from a single invader, or even two. So I echo the sentiment of many gun control advocates; Why do I need an assault rifle, with a high capacity clip no less?

I don't. It's the government who accuses me of wanting an assault rifle. What I need, want and own is a defense rifle because I live under the rule of a government who thinks it has the right to take away my defense rifle; a government who dictates who I can marry, what I can eat, drink, and smoke; a government who uses force to take my money away from me, who charges me rent (property tax) to live in my own home: a government who commits acts of war without the consent of the people, who murders it's own citizens witout probable cause or due process; a government who has monopolized the currency with which I can trade my goods and services, then devalued that currency through inflation and taxation; a government which uses the tyranny of democracy rather than the freedom of a republic.
To put it bluntly, I need a defense rifle in the event that I might have to declare my independence from a tyrannical government that uses assault rifles against me.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

That is hands down the best reply yet on this whole matter

Thank you for putting words to what I've been trying to tell my friends and family. May I e-mail your comments to some folks?

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Great quote

Great quote

"The beauty of the Second Amendment

is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."
Thomas Jefferson

The Spirit of '76

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"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

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There is no duration defined in the Oath

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Bowing

in admiration and thanks to you my comrade.

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why don't you need an assault

why don't you need an assault rifle?

I have one because I want one

All the reason any of us need. No one ever mentions foreign invaders as a possible reason to have a nice high-powered defense rifle (aka assault weapon) but you never know. Is it better to face uncertainty unarmed or prepared?

good point!

I live in south Chandler, AZ. I mean south. The southest you can go in the PHX metro area. beyond the freeway that is 1/4 mile from my house is open territory and the only thing between me and mexico is Tucson.

We are invaded EVERY single day here in AZ but the majority of it either stays under cover or stays further south. But should the day come when armed bands of thugs travel all the way up here, then I'm first in line to be (potentially) plundered, murdered, raped, etc. Screw that. They'll meet the business end of my AR15 before any of that happens. Period.

question

Did/does the US gun culture act as a second...unofficial...military detering foreign attack?

I once heard that the Japanese deemed attacking the US mainland too dangerous as the US had two militaries...one formal and one guerrilla. Anyone heard that before?

"did" for many, "does" for few.

I forget the exact quote, but Japanese military brass said something to the effect of "we can't attack the US mainland because there's a rifle behind every blade of grass." Something close to that. (Someone correct me if I'm too far off the mark here.)

That said, it seems like most Americans like having guns just because it's so ingrained into our culture. Guns are practically an unofficial symbol of everything "American"...from an average American's point of view, anyway.

All of my neighbors have at least one firearm, and only one of them actually knows what the second amendment is truly for. Still a loooooong way to go...

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I believe you are thinking of the

Swiss. Except in Switzerland they take it up a notch and the government actually gives you an assault rifle on your 18th birthday.

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    I think the idea that an

    I think the idea that an assualt rifle is going to help you defend yourself against our government is hilarious.

    This government has nuclear weapons. They have weapons you cannot imagine. They have security personnel who are many more times proficient at handling firearms than you are.

    If the government ever came after you, justly or injustly, you'd have no chance.

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    Personally

    I would prefer to shake one of these tyrants hands at some political gathering, smile at him and when he turns his back break his neck, that way they could not say guns are evil, and I would be killing the guy telling the military where to point their guns. And yes that can happen fast enough that his body guards could not react in time.

    Governments are made of mere

    Governments are made of mere mortals, we arent battling skynet.

    Now that you mention it...

    ...add skynet to the list of potential reasons I need an assault rifle.

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