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Your opinion on full auto firearms

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by desert_fox, Sep 6, 2007.

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Do you think fully automatic weapons should be regulated?

Poll closed Sep 16, 2007.
  1. No, anyone should be able to buy whatever they want

    181 vote(s)
    32.0%
  2. Not as much as they are now, available to anyone who can purchase firearms

    317 vote(s)
    56.0%
  3. Yes, available but only with special conditions (training, tax stamp...ect)

    43 vote(s)
    7.6%
  4. Yes, the way it is now

    25 vote(s)
    4.4%
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  1. desert_fox

    desert_fox Member

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    Do you think that fully automatic firearms should be regulated?
    In my opinion, I dont think that guns should really be regulated at all, it doesn't solve any of the problems that are associated with guns. People who intend to use weapons for criminal use are going to get their hands on whatever weapons they want, why restrict the law abiding citizen from matching their firepower? The people who have no need or want for full auto would still not get it or use it.
    Besides, a bomb is much easier for killing people and mass destruction/terrorism anyway...
     
  2. 30 cal slob

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    i don't expect them to be showing up in the sears mail order catalog any time soon. :scrutiny:
     
  3. desert_fox

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    im asking your opinion, not what you think is going to happen
     
  4. Doggy Daddy

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    Hmmmm... touchy.
     
  5. Vern Humphrey

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    No. I don't really see any harm from allowing full auto weapons in private hands, any more than I see a great danger from a shotgun with a 17" barrel, as opposed to one with an 18" barrel, or a pistol with a shoulder stock, and so on.
     
  6. Officers'Wife

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    Just my opinion

    Quite frankly the idea of "regulating" any tool is the wisdom of a fool. There are people that I would trust having heavy artillery in their back yard. There are others I get nervous when they pick up a fork.

    To reduce evil acts concentrate on those with evil intent.

    Selena
     
  7. Vern Humphrey

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    Violent crimes are committed by a tiny percentage of the population. To attempt to regulate everyone for the acts of this tiny percentage is not only constitutionally unreasonable, it's expensive and counter-productive.
     
  8. MisterPX

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    I think if you'r eligible to buy a firearm, you're eligible to buy a MG.
     
  9. fletcher

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    Anyone who can buy a firearm should be able to purchase an automatic firearm.
     
  10. jerkface11

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    All I want for Christmas is a .17HMR minigun with a shoulder stock.
     
  11. Sniper X

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    I agree, but then again, I am not a liberal law maker. They seem to never use logic like you did in your question, and statement. They use knee jerk legislation and make decisions based on feel good politics, and vote, and decide on what they think their constituents want them to vote or decide on. Not things like logic and reality. I actually heard my Girlfriend's mom, who is very liberal say this weekend at a family camping trip she actually believes that the current administration actually did engineer 9-11! I had to ask if she was kidding! I also couldn't believe that the GFs 34 year old brother agreed with her! they were discussing how they knew that the US killed everybody on 9-11 to "get to the Oil" as they put it. I literally had to bite my tongue to keep from calling them total idiots to their faces!
     
  12. Sniper X

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    BTW I can purchase an auto firearm here in NM, or a supressor or a gun with both attributes.....SWEET!
     
  13. kurtmax

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    Firearms should not be regulated in any manner, therefore there should be no regulations on machine-guns.
     
  14. 30 cal slob

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    too bad you have to jump through so many hoops in NJ to get 'em.

    my jefe will sign off on a short-barreled suppressed minigun with a grenade launcher if i want one.
     
  15. Silvanus

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    I don't think they should be regulated. At the prices they go for in the US, no criminal could/would buy one anyway. They can get them much cheaper illegally.
     
  16. desert_fox

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    Yes but it needs to be fully NFA compliant and transferable

    Im talking no NFA here, just available
     
  17. Officers'Wife

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    Hi Vern


    I couldn't tell if you misunderstood my post or was adding to it. Regulation of the entire population is as foolish as regulating the tools that population may use. The majority have no evil intent and need only the regulation of common law.
     
  18. igpoobah

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    Hey, this sounds familiar.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=290214

    I believe that they should lift the 86 ban and let them flood the market again so prices will come down, but you still have to jump through all the hoops.

    As much as I don't like regulation, I also recognize that currently criminals rarely use NFA class weapons because they are just too hard to come by or are too expensive to just throw in the river when done with.

    Law of supply and demand works applies to crooks too.
     
  19. 30 cal slob

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    remember when you could buy a double-push-pin-lower registered receiver MP-5 for just a little over a grand (excluding tax)? and people laughed at you for owning an M-11? :banghead:
     
  20. VirgilCaine

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    The poll is inaccurate. NFA items (machine guns, suppressors, short-barreled guns) already require a tax stamp, background check and paperwork filed with the ATF.
    They aren't available at the same speed as normal firearms.
     
  21. Correia

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    I think there should be a 5 day "cooling off" period before you can buy a 155mm Atomic Howitzer...

    But other than that, no regulations. :)
     
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    As long as they don't have barrel shrouds or those thingies that go up on your shoulder. :neener:
     
  23. dogrunner

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    They are one hulluva lot of fun to shoot, they really pose no more "threat" to public safety than any other firearm and by right, ought to be available to any law abiding citizen.

    Frankly, I could do an awful lot more damage more quickly with my old Browning A/5 with buck than with most submachine guns....

    The bias reflected in the poll is really a reaction to 70 plus years of negative stereotyping of the guns and their looks, more than anything.
     
  24. Kurt_D

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    The manufacturing ban needs to GO! After that I can live with the current NFA system ($200 tax plus a background check). If it weren't for the `86 ban, prices on FA guns would only be $200 more than their semi-auto version.
     
  25. ilcylic

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    My opinion on full auto firearms is, "They are way cool".
     
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