Originally Posted by OZ-T
Why exactly does one NEED an assault rifle ?
The State of California's definition of "assault rifle" is defined as any semiautomatic, centerfire rifle, that has what some politicians feel are "scary" features.
One highly educated senator believes that a "barrel shroud" is a "shoulder thing that goes up"
Another one believes that a pistol grip allows one to "shoot from the hip without reloading"
They get this shit from Hollywood and think that anything that LOOKS like a military gun IS a military gun.
An assault rifle is a select-fire, fully automatic "machine gun"... and those are NOT readily available.
They are not available at all in California, and they are very tightly controlled in the rest of the US.
NOBODY can just walk into the local sporting goods store and purchase an M16.
The only difference between my AR15 pattern rifle and my dad's 1965 Sears .30-06 is the pistol grip.
Because of the pistol grip, my magazine must be fixed, or non-detachable without using some kind of a tool.
His .30-06 is far more powerful, but his magazines can be detachable.
This is our battle.... butt out.