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1 hour ago, NEWKID said:

Haha....we're onto 4x4s now.... c'mon lads military grade weapons shouldn't be accessible over the counter, I may be wrong on a complete ban, as has been pointed out...but the if I want an semi auto assault rifle it's my rights to have one argument is a bit weak imo...

I always fancied one of those scud missiles Saddam used to f**k about with, it is my right to own one isn't it? 

Only if you get me one too, gonna stick it through the in laws letter box

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3 hours ago, NEWKID said:

c'mon lads military grade weapons shouldn't be accessible over the counter,

In your opinion. We'll have to agree to disagree. A Lee and Enfield bolt action .303 was an "assault rifle" at one point same as a Kentucky flintlock. Neither you, nor I, in possession of one of these rifles is a threat to society.

3 hours ago, NEWKID said:

but the if I want an semi auto assault rifle it's my rights to have one argument is a bit weak imo...

As above. You do have the right, same as with the right to free speech, the right to privacy etc. The US Constitution aside, the EU Charter of human rights covers your right to life and prohibits slavery and torture in Article 1. Article 2 covers liberty, personal integrity, privacy, right to thought, expression and assembly. The fact that exercising some of those rights is now, especially in Britain, a privelege shows a pattern of judicial overeach that has a precedence that goes back centuries. You only have to look at the last century to see how an authoritarian regime used the "You Don't Need An..." argument to justify every crime up to and including genocide. I'll accept that we've had it very easy in the last 75 years but just because we're a couple of generations away from the "Need" it shouldn't quosh any "Right" lest we forget...

3 hours ago, NEWKID said:

I always fancied one of those scud missiles Saddam used to f**k about with, it is my right to own one isn't it? 

Would you use it for fun or to invade somewhere?

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39 minutes ago, ChrisJones said:

 

Would you use it for fun or to invade somewhere?

I'd use it to make a few improvements on Plymouth mate...lol

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1 minute ago, NEWKID said:

I'd use it to make a few improvements on Plymouth mate...lol

In which case I would fully support your right to do so and I'm sure many Brits would second the motion!

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1 minute ago, ChrisJones said:

In which case I would fully support your right to do so and I'm sure many Brits would second the motion!

Hahaha..... I still can't believe I married a Plymouth girl lol

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For those of you that speak against an armed population please answer me these two questions. 

1 Do you trust your government?

If as I’m sure many of you answered no, then, please answer #2  

2  Then why do you want them to be the only ones with guns?

 

 

Molon Labe.......

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On 21/03/2019 at 11:36, NEWKID said:

I'm not a gun man myself, but can't understand why average Joe needs a semi auto weapon either??

Rifles, shotguns etc yes of course but military grade weaponry is a bit ott for 99% of gun owners surely?

 

I recently read about feral goat control in NZ.

A 'standard' rifle allows one shot, the herd scatters and you schlep miles across rough terrain to locate them again, ready to pop the next one. Repeat as nauseum, until the herd is whittled down sufficiently. For the guys in that situation, a rapid fire weapon is first choice, and with good reason.

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why does joe public need a semi auto

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9 minutes ago, Blackbriar said:

I recently read about feral goat control in NZ.

A 'standard' rifle allows one shot, the herd scatters and you schlep miles across rough terrain to locate them again, ready to pop the next one. Repeat as nauseum, until the herd is whittled down sufficiently. For the guys in that situation, a rapid fire weapon is first choice, and with good reason.

Can see a good argument for an RPG in this case 👍👍👍👍

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39 minutes ago, j j m said:

why does joe public need a semi auto

Free men do not only have needs. 

They fulfill wants. 

You and people that think like you have the mindset of subjects. 

Citizens think differently. 

We are no ones “ subject”. 

Please don’t take this as an attack, it is an observation. 

I understand your line of thinking. 

You will never understand mine. 

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23 minutes ago, Greyman said:

Feck me it’s mystic meg 😂

Nah, there’s several posters on here that understand what I’ve said.  

You are obviously not one of them. 

Have a good day. 

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3 hours ago, j j m said:

why does joe public need a semi auto

why not?

 

i have two for vermin control,bolt action rifle just doesnt cut it.

 

how many on here have a ruger 10/22 for bunny control?

that was the go to rifle for bunnies.

what difference does calibre make?

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