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Re: “John Morse: We must fix the assault weapon problem

Happyfew, you said: "The most common .223 caliber is not suggested for most hunting."

The .223 comes in a variety of loads, all easily available. The .223 is suitable for hunting: Rats, sand/sage rats, prairie dogs, ground squirrels, jack rabbits, marmots, foxes, coyotes, bobcats and deer.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/gun_game.htm
https://www.americanhunter.org/articles/2011/5/20/the-myth-the-223-is-too-light-for-deer/

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Posted by tjl on 06/15/2016 at 4:00 PM

Re: “John Morse: We must fix the assault weapon problem

Happyfew, you've demonstrated a lack of knowledge and experience concerning firearms.

You said: "They are easier to use at close range and have much less 'kick' than hunting rifles."
1.) Recoil.. "Kick"... is a function of caliber size and the weight of the firearm. Hunting rifles are available in the same caliber as 'assault rifles', and are almost always heavier than the lightweight assault rifle. Therefore, recoil is usually less in a hunting rifle of the same caliber used in 'assault rifles'.
2.) Hunting rifles are just as easy to fire at close range, if you hold them at your hip and fire like the mass murderers do.

You admitted your lack of experience when you said; "At least the 'ONE' I shot". Shooting ONE 'assault rifle' doesn't qualify you to generalize about 'assault' and hunting rifles.

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Posted by tjl on 06/15/2016 at 3:11 PM

Re: “John Morse: We must fix the assault weapon problem

A comment has been posted claiming that Assault weapons " are easier to use at close range and have much less kick than hunting rifles and are very accurate... AT LEAST THE ONE I SHOT. This makes them much more effective at multiple quick accurate shots at close range."
This is all wrong and the result of little knowledge of, or experience with, firearms.
1.) "Much less kick than hunting rifles". WRONG! Felt recoil is the result of the caliber of the cartridge, and the weight of the gun. Hunting rifles can be bought in any number of calibers, including the caliber the 'assault rifles' use. Hunting rifles are almost always heavier than the lightweight assault rifle. Therefore, felt recoil in a hunting rifle would be less than in an assault rifle. You would know this if you had any experience with firearms.
2.) "They are easier to use at close range, "at least the ONE I shot". WRONG! Many hunting and sporting semi-auto rifles are almost the same length as assault rifles and just as easy to fire at close range. It all depends on how you hold the gun.

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Posted by tjl on 06/15/2016 at 2:52 PM

Re: “John Morse: We must fix the assault weapon problem

The article misinforms you. The AR15 and other Assault Rifles sold to the public shoot no faster or better than almost every semi-auto hunting/sporting rifle or pistol made since 1903. They shoot one bullet each time you pull the trigger, and only one bullet.

Some Assault Rifles and pistols sold to the public come with large capacity magazines. Large capacity magazines have been available for hundreds of semi-auto hunting/sporting rifles/pistols for decades. If a rifle is not designed to accept large capacity magazines, kits have been widely available for decades that will convert a rifle to accept large capacity magazines. All it takes is a screwdriver and 10 minutes.

Legal kits have also been on the market for decades that allow you to convert a semi-auto hunting/sporting rifle to look and feel exactly like the “Assault Rifles” sold to the public. All you need is a screwdriver and 30 minutes.
The lunatics who have used AR15s and other publicly sold “Assault Rifles” to commit their mass murders, could have accomplished the same results just as efficiently with almost any semi-auto hunting/sporting rifle or pistol.

And, the Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) was a FAILURE according the the Justice Department. A 2004 Justice Department-funded evaluation found NO CLEAR EVIDENCE THAT THE BAN SAVED ANY LIVES. The guns categorized as "assault weapons" had only been used in about 2 percent of gun crimes before the ban. "Should it be renewed," the report concluded, "the ban's effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement."

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Posted by tjl on 06/15/2016 at 12:22 PM

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