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user-inactivated  ·  2487 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Daniel Webster: Guns Kill People. And If We Had Universal Background Checks, They Wouldn’t Kill So Many.

If there's universal background checks, they should also start reducing existing gun laws. If you're safe enough to pass, you should be able to get almost any gun you want.





kleinbl00  ·  2487 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What sort of gun would you want? At the age of 17 I owned an SKS with folding stock, 30 round mag and bayonet:

Right now, in every state but California, you can run out and buy a .50 BMG sniper rifle with 8 round mag:

(AKA the "Cobra Assault Cannon" from Robocop)

How 'bout an HK91 with drum mag? .308 which means it'll go through most any body armor:

If you really want "deterrence" I recommend the Lahti 20mm anti-tank rifle:

(fun fact: When the Finnish used these against the USSR in the Winter War, they supplied this "rifle" with a trailer to tow behind jeeps)

Then again, all this stuff requires aiming. Sometimes you just don't have time for that. That's when you need an Armsel Striker:

And hey, if that's not enough for you, sign up for a Class III NFA. Then things start getting really silly:

havires  ·  2486 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Wow we Americans love our guns don't we? Correction: we love them and then we hate them back and forth we go.

kleinbl00  ·  2486 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It is indeed a place of varied and disparate opinions.

havires  ·  2486 days ago  ·  link  ·  

KB I don't understand it (I'm an American for the record): As I said above, first we want the guns, and then we don't - back and forth it goes. While this is going on people are bitching about tighter gun control and then the other side counters with looser control.

The point is that is there anyway to keep both sides happy?

JakobVirgil  ·  2487 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think the FAC that Lil mentioned here Is a good idea get. Get a revocable licence then get whatever gun you want.

I want an anti-aircraft gun, a bazooka and some anti-tank things.