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Poll: Should America Ban AR-15s?

edited February 16 in Gun Control Debates Posts: 8
AR-15s are in the news again after the recent massacre and tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Should America ban AR-15s?  Take our poll.
AR-15 Poll
  1. Should America Ban AR-15s?9 votes
    1. Yes
    2. No


  • No matter what type of gun it is as long as it can fire bullet, it is still dangerous. I think what the government should do is prohibited civilians from owning a gun.
  • Americans need to stand up for justice so they can see effective mental health care developed.

    Humans are basically controlled by their unconscious mind.

    But psychology nor psychiatry treats the unconscious, so it is ineffective, and people know it.  So they never go for treatment no matter how tormented they are, they rather kill.

    What the public do not know is the the federal and state courts and counties do not want effective mental health control.  And they are fully ready to violate the constitution and anyones rights that is not backed with big money in collusive coercion upon them with a newspaper, gagging and firing reporters and editors so they do not even tell their friends about a lawsuit I filed which was given to a reporter.  Oh and the other "competing paper" in town never even called me let alone do a story on it.  All media is covering up the truth about anything that might STOP the mass murders.

    Here is a page documenting it.

    So the cost is immeasurable to the nation with suffering beyond description, after you consider the mass murders.
  • Kaisantos2229 asserts that "as long as it can fire a bullet, it is still dangerous."  This is simply not so in reference to any modern, well-engineered/manufactured firearm in good operating condition with a responsible user; any danger is virtually always the result of unsafe handling and improper use.
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  • America should ban all of type of gun for me. Because no matter what kind of gun it is. It still a direct threat to all of us who are living in this beautiful world. So for me, the world should ban all kinds of guns.
  • Posts: 5
    While to comment is valid that every gun is dangerous is quite true, I believe no one at all, even law enforcement, needs a weapon that fires more than one shot per trigger pull.  

    The only purpose for fully Automatic weapons is for destruction in my opinion.  If you are hunting our using for self defense one shot at a time is all you need!  Anything else is just looking for trouble!

    Semi Automatics can also fire very quickly,  There is rarely a need for this in my opinion either.  
  • This was a very bad incident to befall a school where our students go to study. To have 17 students badly shoot up in which some might die from the gun wounds, I'm totally in support of the government banning the use of assault rifle in school. The annoying part is that the state house quashed the bill to ban such guns for getting into school premises.
  • Betty G:  are you basing your assertions on any sort of actual experience, or are they the opinions of an                              individual such as yourself (which is most frequently the case) who plainly possess very limited, if                      any, knowledge of firearms.

    Martinsx1:  no "assault rifle" was involved in the Parkland, FL horror, and this type of arm (a true military                              weapon with fully automatic capability) is essentially never involved in US crime.

    Dictator20:  fortunately, you & other Americans are distinctly a tiny minority

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     The world is a beautiful place but ugly things happen ( Parkland Florida.9-11). If we ban ARs only criminals or terrorists will have them and you know what will happen then.  
  • Posts: 4
    robertp: Then why didn't that happen in any of the countries that decided the only weapons civilians needed were hunting rifles that are kept under lock and key... Sweden, Australia, England, Germany, etc.? The result was that potential criminals found it nearly impossible to get a weapon and if they were found with one it would be confiscated without question. 

  • Posts: 26
    hope1001  Thanks for your response. I have never been to those countries so I couldn't guess.  I imagine they don't have the crazies we do.  I don,t think it would be too hard to get a weapon in the US with all the gangs and criminals here.
    What makes you think we could do that here without getting the guns out of criminals hands first. If that is what you think.
    I am not sure how to navigate this site to well yet but I would like to understand your views on these subjects.
  • Posts: 27
    hope1001: none of those nations to which you refer have anything resembling the US Constitution, with its unique protection of a basic right from government interference.  Also, none of those countries have a fraction of the quantity of arms in the hands of citizens as do we; since criminals here will always be able to find weaponry to steal or unlawfully purchase, any efforts toward 'gun control' would only penalize the lawful gun owner/user.
  • Posts: 27
    No constructive purpose would be served by "banning" the ArmaLite-15 type of arm; this is not an automatic, unusually deadly or 'military grade' weapon. It is, in fact, a less powerful caliber than that typically carried by deer hunters across the country, and no military in the world uses it as a combat rifle.  They may appear intimidating to most persons unfamiliar with firearms, but this illusion is largely the result of cosmetic features which appeal to the eye of many owners.
  • edited March 5 Posts: 26
    tangascootac  Thanks for clearing that up.  I knew AR didn't stand for "automatic rifle" but I didn't know it stood for ArmaLite.  A simple google search confirmed that for me .  I here many people say nobody needs a AR. I wonder if they think it means automatic rifle.  Maybe we can start thinking of ways to stop gun violence instead of worrying about people taking our 2 amendment rights away.
  • Posts: 27
    @robertp:  I'm pleased to have been of help; a 'simple search' would confirm innumerable truths to the hard left, but progressives have no interest because it clashes with their agenda.  I know that in the minds of the uninformed AR means automatic rifle, and for those who assert that "nobody needs an AR," remind them that the first 10 Amendments of our magnificent US Constitution are referred to as the Bill of Rights, not bill of needs. And if I can make a suggestion: we don't refer to an intoxicated driver involved in a vehicular accident so a firearm utilized in a crime (or misused in any fashion) isn't 'gun violence' but accurately is criminal violence, no matter what the weapon.
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  • Posts: 27
    I omitted 'as an example of automobile violence' following "accident" in the above . . .
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