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View Poll Results: Which image choice is the assault weapon.
None of them 23 41.82%
All of them 13 23.64%
1 1 1.82%
2 0 0%
3 9 16.36%
1 and 2 0 0%
1 and 3 0 0%
2 and 3 9 16.36%
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:38 PM   #51
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I'm feeling that you have a blindness to the word "just".
and I'm feeling you're just being overly obtuse for the sake of trolling...
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:40 PM   #52
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and I'm feeling you're just being overly obtuse for the sake of trolling...
In what way am I being obtuse? I thought I'd been very clear in what I was saying.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:43 PM   #53
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You don't.
An assault hammer?
That's not an assault hammer.

THIS, is an assault hammer.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:46 PM   #54
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That's not an assault hammer.

THIS, is an assault hammer.
Actually...



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Old 01-25-2013, 05:27 PM   #55
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Hammer as a tool = device for banging nails in kept in a toolbox.

Hammer lovingly modded with extras and painted black, polished daily and practiced with daily. Kept on wooden rack in lounge and photos posted on various websites starting debate about minutiae of usage and semanics is no longer just a tool.
While not common with hammers, it is sufficiently common with knives and multitools. Want to get custom tools on your SAK or Leatherman? Want it Cerakoted? Want custom plier ends? Want a custom SAK blade? Want custom grips? Want custom pocket clips? There are people that do those things.

For the most part, a hammer is a hammer. As long as it is in decent shape, and is the right kind, any one will do as well as any other. Knives and multitools, however, are different enough from one another, in build/design, that two people may find themselves better off with different ones, even for the same work.

Much of the same can be said for lathes and routers, which people commonly customize and tweak, and yes, even show off, as much or more than, they use them.

A gun is a tool; but to be fair, it's much more akin to a folder, multitool, router, milling machine, lathe, etc., than a hammer, for doing a comparison of how one can become attached to one. It is a tool for the user, as much as it is for any specific task (usually the striking of far away bits of steel or paper ).
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:10 PM   #56
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This is a trick question. They are all Ruger model 10/22 semi-automatic 22 LR rifles. Someone converted the standard model into those scary black ones.

Assault rifles don't kill people, people kill people.


Now this is a Ruger 10/22 assault weapon.

[img]http://4**************.com/_2nOqiNmCruw/S7bCmNU734I/AAAAAAAAAGc/vO2ekR9WNoE/s400/10-22gatling.jpg[/img]
Long ago I worked for a hardcore survivalist who would bring his survivalist magazines and leave them for us to read at break. One had an article about how to build that sucker (though with twin drum mags) and have 500 rounds of .22LR Gatlin gun goodness to protect yourself when society inevitably breaks down. An accompanying article told how to make a survivalist buggy from a VW bug, including cutting a gunner's hatch with the homemade .22LR Gatlin gun mounted within a bullet shield on a ring mount. The author offered the sage advice that if one couldn't afford a VW bug, one could simply wait for society's fall to begin and steal one.

Thirty years later I still chuckle when I think of a chubby guy in camo sheepishly returning his neighbor's Super Beatle . . .

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Honestly I think this thread should be NSFW or NSFS. Opening up a website filled with guns will raise people's suspicions in liberal states.
We're probably all on a BATFE watch list now.
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No I don't. To me a hammer is for banging nails in.
Guns can do that too. With a steady hand . . .
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They are all weapons of mass murder.
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They are all weapons of mass murder.
Murder by bare hands still out strips ALL murders by firearms throughout history. Even when comparing mass murder. Yes, more mass murders happen from bare hands or melee weapons than firearms if you look at all statistics. Funny how that works huh?

Guess you should remove your hands. You are possession of weapons of mass murder if you do not.
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I think we've honestly had enough of these threads over the last few months.

But can I has #3?
3 looks to be the only one regulated by the NFA since it seems to have selective fire modes.
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haha you americans are fucking crazy lol
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haha you americans are fucking crazy lol
Russia is probably the closest country for population, land size, and cities over 500k. But there they can't defend themselves and violent crime is insane.
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Russia is probably the closest country for population, land size, and cities over 500k. But there they can't defend themselves and violent crime is insane.
Russia's crime stats is a joke compared to us. Our murder rate is higher than Iraq's.

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Pic doesn't load on my phone. How is Russia a joke? Can you pick any similar country?
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Pic doesn't load on my phone. How is Russia a joke? Can you pick any similar country?
I said Russia's stats is still a joke compared to South Africa. Interpol stats 1995-1999 and 2001 (6 years), the number of persons murdered in South Africa within those 6 years is 287,292 averaging 47,882 per year.

South Africa had in 1999 59 murders per 100 000 compared to the USA 6 per 100 000 and Russia's 20 per 100 000. And that just make up 5 percent of crime we have in South Africa. In Apartheid 42 people died a month in South Africa. In 1998 it was 282 people a month in one Township alone. One Township police station got its own mortuary so much murder they have to content with.
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