Why I Need an AR-15

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Interesting points the writer makes, and at any time in our history, yesterday, today, and tomorrow - no matter who’s in Office. Thanks for posting.

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I use my AR for Coyotes. I save the hides by using an AR. Just saying!

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When did the Constitution become a bill of needs vs wants?

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Excellent article! Thanks for posting. :us:

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The reasons I need one is first to protect myself and the people whom I love from imminent danger, second is because I love the way they look. There are plenty of other reasons but just to name a couple.

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The writer makes some great arguments. But then signs off by saying “the current government is not elected and not legitimate.” That’s a fine personal opinion to have, but I think it alienates a lot of readers and gives critics an excuse to dismiss everything above it as fringe conspiracy stuff.

That’s unfortunate. Just yesterday, in another thread, we mentioned how we can lose our audience if we stray from our core message. I think this is a problem we’ll continue to have.

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BTW, not to denigrate the capabilities or success of the AR-15 platform, but the M16 and M4 rifles are the basic tools of the Army and Marine Corps. In the movies, an M16 will sink a battleship, but to those in the profession of arms, it’s a pew-pew gun.

It’s the modern equivalent of a musket in the Civil War, or a bolt action '03 Springfield in the Great War. In both examples, there were firearms that were far more capable, that did greater damage and had much greater rates of fire. But standard infantry wasn’t issued those advanced weapons, just as the average Soldier or Marine doesn’t carry an M240 as an individual weapon.

I say this because if someone were to try to ban a musket, an '03 Springfield, or even an M1 Garand as a weapon of mass destruction, they’d be laughed at. And someday when the M4 is “grandpa’s rifle,” perhaps people will finally see the AR-15 platform in the same manner. (Or you can put a wooden stock on your AR-15 and the anti-gun crowd will think it’s a hunting rifle.)

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1968 Supreme Court ruling confirmed that felons are exempt from registration under the National Firearms Act. And this is not a joke: Citing the Fifth Amendment’s protection against self-incrimination, the court ruled in Haynes v. United States that only noncriminals were required to register NFA weapons and pay the tax.

Somehow, crooks when they are caught, owe IRS taxes on their ill-gotten profits, and that is not self-incrimination.
It is a 1968 ruling, the year explains a lot!

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Pretty much go with,I have one because its my right and I want one. Its amazing that there still some folks that go along with"its for Hunting " statement. They need go look at their state codes dealing with the State Guards or State Militia if you like. In Va it is 16 to 65 can be called up by the Gov.

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Good article. Power is difficult to get back especially when you give it to the government. Now I just need to find the AR-10 version of the article…

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Welcome to the family @Ian20 and you are in the right place at the right time.

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The other, more practical reason to own an AR or AK or a hi cap pistol carbine is because they are so prolific that you are almost at a disadvantage by not having one. :us:

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For a couple of years I kept an AR and four 30 rd magazines in a case in the trunk of the car when I was out and about.
The sheriff of the agency I was with requested we did so (we had a choice between an AR and an HK)
When the policy changed I parted with the AR.
After being in charge of the arms room at my Army Reserve unit I developed an allergy to M-16s reeking of CLA, and ARs are close enough.
I don’t dislike ARs and I’ll support anyone who’s a fanboy of 'em. I just don’t have a roll I can fill with an AR at present

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This is really funny

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Here in Texas - I’ve been pulled over x2 for stupid things. Going 70 in a 60 MPH zone (10 PM after a 60 mile drive from a wedding), and running a red light when the left turn arrow turned green. In both cases, I was carrying, and as required I handed the officer my license, insurance, military ID card, and my CCW permit. I asked the officer how he would like to proceed - and in both cases they said - as long as I don’t see your firearm, we won’t have a problem. Cool. In both cases, I was given a warning. Sure - - I’ve read cases about a few miscreant LEO’s who don’t consider Military as brothers in arms - but they are Darn Few here in Texas.
Personally, I have a stainless Ruger Mini-14 in .223 and really don’t need an AR.

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I got mine for projection from both normal criminals and governmental criminals.

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You had me agreeing with you until you went all Q in the last paragraph.

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I completely agree, I was really digging the whole article, right up until he dropped that little turd in there at the end. I do not like the current administration and I would like to believe that they cheated their way in (I think there is definitely evidence of vote tampering), but until it’s unequivocally proven otherwise, sadly, these are our elected officials.

It really damaged the writers argument when he added that line. Great article up to that point.

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The person on the receiving end wont care which weapon that .223 round is coming from either lol.

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