bad people with these weapons.
I'm not a bad person. Why should I, and other lawful gun owners, be punished for the actions of these disturbed individuals?
Answer me this... Why do police agencies choose the AR15 as the weapon of choice?
Because it's a damn fine defense weapon. They feel it is one of the best weapons for the defense of self and others.
I have the potential to face the exact same criminal element that they face on a daily basis. Granted, I am not running to these things, nor do I see them more often. Assuming a home invasion scenario in which I use a rifle for self defense, why should someone dictate what I can or can't use when I am the victim? I did not ask this person to rob me or rape my wife or beat my kids. This is all hypothetical but this is the exact reason the AR15 is such a great platform. I prefer the cards to be stacked in my favor than the criminal's favor.
And just to let you know, my home defense weapon is actually a Remington 870 shotgun with 5 shells in it. But, if I had a carbine-length AR15, it would probably be my #1 because of all the positive attributes it has.
Just asking why you need such a powerful weapon?
You know that 90% of deer rifles are more powerful than an AR15, right?
EDIT: Forgot to add that the majority of America's crime rate involves gangs... about 3/4 of it to be exact... That's 75% just to be clearer...
This post was edited on 1/16 at 12:36 pm