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Do we buy weapons or firearms?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PWC, Nov 1, 2020.

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  1. George P

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    I disagree; my last several guns purchased had NOTHING to do with civil unrest, HD/SD, zombies or anything remotely connected to some video game commando. Several were target shotguns, one was a K22 Masterpiece, another a .243 bolt action.
     
  2. GEM

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    You disagree based on you. Not what industry reporting says. Google it.

    If you read Democratic pronouncements, they usually support the 2nd Amendment for hunters and sportsmen. Sen. Amy Jean Klobuchar repeatedly said she didn't to take her Uncle Dick's rifle from his deer blind.

    The point being the gun bans will take out the semi auto rifles and higher capacity pistols. Your talking about a K22 Masterpiecer is irrelevant. In fact, if I were Amy, I would let you keep the K22 but at the gun range where you check it out to shoot at a bullseye.

    Sporting guns are irrelevant to the 2nd Amendment purposes. If you buy into describing your guns as sporting, you give away the guns and they can easily be locked up at the range. This happens in some countries.

    I just don't get folks who think some please don't take my toys away verbiage will let the guns useful for 2nd Amendment purposes to be kept. I don't care if you have guns for sports. I don't care if you go bowling either.
     
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  3. shafter

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    The Second Amendment refers to "arms". To me that implies weapon. Just because one owns weapons doesn't mean that it has to be used as such.
     
  4. George P

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    And I don't care if you fear zombie apocalypses and rampaging leftists in your hometown. I buy firearms, not weapons; I buy them because I enjoy them, not because In live in 24/7/365 paranoia about massive home invasions - to each their own; just don't make blanket statements like your previous one.
     
  5. GEM

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    We are talking about failed strategies to defend the Second Amendment. You seem to miss that point. My statement was that most new purchases of firearms are driven by weapons usage. You seem to miss that point.

    The divergence of sporting gun culture and SD culture has been documented for several years. Recreation is irrelevant.
     
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  6. Old Dog

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    Pretty much what I was getting at back in post #48:
    Some of you can bow to the gods of political correctness all you want (heaven forbid we should offend some snowflake or soccer mom by calling a firearm what it actually is -- a weapon), but day after tomorrow, when President-elect Biden reminds America that he will go through with his promise to be taking the "weapons of war" off our streets, you go on now, insisting that words -- not principles -- matter.
     
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  7. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    This thread is so effin' weird.

    We shouldn't be fightin' amongst ourselves when all guns are weapons to the anti-gunners.
     
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  8. Robert

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    Again, why must we split every single frog hair until we are yelling past each other about things that don't truly matter. Is every firearm a weapon, or every weapon a firearm? No. We have bigger problems. Those that would seek to strip us of our rights and freedoms don't care about splitting hairs on the definition of a word...
     
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