"Modern sporting rifles"
Got an AR-15 already on order with LAPRAAC...
My father and brothers have them...I might as well before they are no longer available except to the ****roaches in gangs...
Dick's should rename its self ****'s
CNN is saying that most retail stores in the US including Walmart have pulled them from sale...!!!
Meh, whatever, hundreds of other retail locations to buy guns...
ARs are like computers, more fun to build from scratch.
Gun show. No pesky paperwork hassles.
All of this is short-term reactions by these retailers. I would be highly surprised if any of these chains quit selling them permanently. The American attention span is too short for this tragedy to have any lasting implications. Lee Greenwood playing in my mind......
Last edited by soonerintn; July 20th, 2013 at 02:07 AM.
This is a typical overreaction spurred bybthe liberal media... They need to ban shitty parents who don't raise their children to be responsible or like in this case get their kids the help they need. Of course then 75% of people would be banned from reproducing here in the US... Homicide by firearm has dropped nearly 50% in the last 20 years.
I hate being ostracized for having firearms, which was encouraged by the founding fathers and hence is a protected right by the Constitution, but if you want to smoke weed or have 6 kids with 5 different men that is now socially acceptable..
Rome turned in to a cesspool before it collapsed.... I see a lot of similarities.
Buying an AR at Dicks is pretty stupid anyway.
If we're talking .223 then there are marlins and a few domestic guns that outperform any AR.
What is an AR designed for?
It's not for hunting, unless you are hunting packs of wild cats or some other instance in which moderately accurate relatively quick firing is needed. It's woeful compared to a handgun or shotgun for defense. its not full auto, so it has no real military use. Not a good choice for target practice for a couple of reasons; most ranges limit rounds fired per second, and even if you have your own place to practice, what are you practicing for when its uses are outweighed by other firearms in nearly every situation.
If you are going to just plink bottles with it, a 10-22 is way cheaper both at the time of purchase and exponentially for ammo.
I was never planning on buying an AR ever, but this shit that's happening is making me want to get one soon.
Any news on the drone program being scaled down in honor of the victims? Drones have killed a bunch of kids. Brown ones, I give you that.
Honestly, while I think its a nice gesture I don't think it makes much of a difference. Like everyone has said numerous times there are lots of guns out there that can do the same thing. I think there are other measures that could be taken by the government that would actually work... we'll see if they actually do anything other than something like this.
On a related note, Cheaper Than Dirt has decided to stop online sales for the time being to "review policies internally" or something like that.
Edit: Now with link!
It would also depend upon how close one is to the game. If directly overhead in a tree, a large caliber revolver is probably a better choice, as a shorter barrel means quicker target acquisition.
It appears we may have found a niche for the AK...taking large groups of nuisance game at moderate distance.
Seems a pretty rare occurrence, especially when considering the large amount of ARs out there.
People can own what they want to own...just surprising so many resort to a tool not ideal.