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Public Blog: Assault Weapons, Thread: ver. 1.0.0

In old England every male, who had attained the required age, was required to own and know how to use a Long Bow.  The Long Bow was the very basses of England’s National Defense.  In the USA the AR15 has replaced the Long Bow as the bases of civilians being ready to defend our country against intruders.  The Second Amendment to the Constitution, of the USA, states we can also bear arms against an oppressive government.  This is the reason all male citizens should own and know how to use an assault weapon like the AR15.   Ammunition of useable capacity should be made available to the citizens.   AR15’s are not meant to be hunting rifles, they are part of the national security of the USA and limiting the size of ammunition clips is counterproductive to our national defense.

One major difference between a Long Bow and an AR15 is its use by those not qualified to use the weapon for the purposes for which it is intended.   Therefore, it is important that the responsible citizens of the USA protect this Assault Weapon from being misused.   This usually results in the weapon owner to purchase and use a “Gun Safe”, “Metal Locking Gun Cabinet” and or “Trigger Locks”.  Without these safe guards, the general public can come at risk from a misused assault weapon.

For personal protection at home from intruders, the handgun, shot gun or baseball bat are common choices.  If the handgun is chosen, it should be loaded and kept in a locked handgun safe with easy access by the gun owner and no one else.  It takes a few minutes for our brains to activate, on being awaken suddenly, and gun owners shooting someone they are personally close to is common.  The short time it takes to remove a loaded handgun from a locked handgun safe allows the brain to wake up and could prevent a gun owner from shooting someone they know.

The shotgun could have rounds in the clip but not chambered.  Pushing all the right buttons or removing a trigger lock, to chamber a round, would give the brain time to wake up.  Plus the sound of a round being chambered could be enough to alert the intruder that they should leave the premises.

The accuracy of the shotgun at longer ranges than what is encountered in a home is a moot point.   At close range, as encountered in a home, accuracy is not an issue as shooting from the hip would certainly provide enough accuracy to neutralize the intruder.

If a gun owner follows the retreating intruder out of the house, they should be behind fenced–in-property that prevents the general public from access.  Once the threat has been neutralized, that is the end of the legal use of that firearm.   If a gun owner follows a retreating intruder and shoots at a retreating intruder, they could very well be convicted of a crime, as their lives are no longer in danger of an immediate threat.  The result would depend on what state the incident took place as different states have different laws regarding “Immediate threat to one’s life”.  Therefore the accuracy of a shotgun at long ranges is a moot point.

In most cases the baseball bat is the best choice for personal protection; it has less complications of safety to the public.