GUN There's no other use other than to kill people. That's all they're made for

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    "Although the constitution gives every citizen the right to bear arms, Marshall said there is no need for a regular citizen to possess these types of weapons." :ugh:
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    www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060525/NEWS01/605250333/1007
    Assault rifles concern police

    By Kirsten J. Barnes
    and Crystal Bonvillian
    Montgomery Advertiser



    Local law enforcement officials have worked at least four cases in the past month involving semi-automatic assault rifles, a rate that has caused some alarm.

    The Saturday shooting that left Michael Green, 20, of Montgomery on life support was committed with an assault rifle, according to police. Green, who was shot in the neck and the back, remained in critical condition Tuesday.

    Capt. Huey Thornton, a Montgomery police spokesman, said an assault rifle also was used in the May 14 slaying of 22-year-old Kimberly Davis at her Woodbrook Drive home.

    Thornton said although assault rifles like AK-47s and AR-15s are not used in a large percentage of the city's shootings, the Police Department is not going to be "reactive" to the situation.

    "We're going to take a more proactive approach to establish a crimefighting initiative to get these guns out of the hands of the people who shouldn't have them," Thornton said. "The chief is looking at some options of what can be done."

    The problem faced by law enforcement is that these guns are legal and no permit is required to own them. Both AK-47s and AR-15s are readily available at area pawn shops and gun stores for between $500 and $1,000 for a new gun and about $200 to $300 less for a used gun.

    The pawn shop tag was still on an AK-47 that sheriff's deputies found during a traffic stop last week in Hope Hull, said Montgomery County Sheriff D.T. Marshall.

    Marshall said deputies went to the Vista Del Verde neighborhood on a complaint stemming from an ongoing argument. When the deputies stopped some of the people involved, they found the assault rifle, four handguns and some marijuana.

    The suspects also had two 30-bullet rifle clips taped together.

    "They claimed they weren't going to pull any guns," Marshall said. "But you tape the clips together like that so when you use up one clip you can put another one right in."

    A modification also turned the gun into a fully automatic weapon, which can only be owned legally by law enforcement officers.

    Marshall said just a couple of days after that incident, deputies were called to an attempted suicide in which the man was threatening to use an assault rifle to kill himself.

    Although the constitution gives every citizen the right to bear arms, Marshall said there is no need for a regular citizen to possess these types of weapons.

    "Everybody has a right to own a gun, but there's only one reason for owning a gun like that -- killing people. There's no other use other than to kill people. That's all they're made for," Marshall said.

    Thornton said that most of these weapons are landing in the hands of convicted felons, who cannot possess firearms legally. Instead, they get them through theft by strangers or relatives.

    "People buy them for target practice and leave them in a vehicle or unsecured in their homes," Thornton said. "A gun with that much firepower needs to be in a metal gun safe that is bolted down. Citizens who are able to own these guns legally need to make sure that something that dangerous is protected."
     
  2. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Seems like these two need to talk to eachother.
     
  3. Haha clips, and a "modification" turned the pawnshop weapon into a full auto. What a crock of fucking shit, I'm about ready to start burning down media centers.
     
  4. CPipes

    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

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    Beat me to it
     
  5. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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  6. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    Comments like that from LEOs piss me the fuck off.
     
  7. san408

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    Of course that's a false statement also. I just wish they'd TRY to avoid talking out of their ass.
     
  8. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    But if they didn't talk out their ass then they'd never get anyone to listen to them. The real facts and statistics about gun crime in America are way too unremarkable.
     
  9. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Compared to the shit they feed everybody and most people think the truth is pretty remarkable.
     
  10. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    That's what I meant.
     
  11. mds2004

    mds2004 OT Supporter

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    ZOMG another reason why we should ban assault rifles! :noes:
     
  12. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    assault rifles are used in about .001% of gun crimes yet get 99% of the focus.
     
  13. D-FENS

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    The funny thing is that in all of those cases, the crime could have been committed just as easy with a knife.
     
  14. T0nyGTSt

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    This is a gross misuse of the word 'pro-active'.

    That doesn't mean making up shit so you can ban 1% of the guns used in crimes.
     
  15. Jinkle

    Jinkle Habs/Vikings > *

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    Link to ARs selling for 200-300 :x:
     
  16. Powderburn

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    id like to see a statistical study of the number of beating deaths in america every year. I think the results would prompt the need for every american to register their knuckles w/ the ATF.................chuck norris would need to register his twice.........
     

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