Yesterday I listened as a progressive spokesman asked a television anchor-person why any private person would need an “assault rifle”. Let me tell him why.
However, before I proceed let me remind everyone that “Assault Rifles” are fully-automatic weapons capable of firing more than one shot with a single squeeze of the trigger. They are legal for some citizens to own, but federal law demands a NCIC background check, fingerprints, passport photos, a $200 fee and a rather long waiting time. Possession of an unlicensed automatic weapon is a felony.
An AR-15 may resemble an “Assault Rifle” in appearance but it is semi-automatic, capable of firing only one round with a single squeeze of the trigger. In this respect it is no different than any other commercially available firearm. But let us get our definitions clear before we proceed. An AR-15 is NOT an “Assault Weapon”.
I am fortunate to live in rural Arizona where the life-style is relaxed and comfortable. We enjoy majestic views of the Great Sonoran Desert with glorious sunrises, sunsets and clean air.
This life-style has its drawbacks. The response time for Law Enforcement, Fire, and Emergency Medical can be as long as thirty to forty minutes. This demands that members of my community be self-sufficient, and independent. My community is an operational area for home invaders, rip crews, drug and human smugglers as well as Sinaloa Cartel.
On two occasions I have had two groups of smugglers in my front yard arguing over contraband and money. One argument was over narcotics. The other was over human trafficking. Both incidents ended or moved on down the road when I appeared on my front porch with an AR-15.
Home invasions are not uncommon in my neighborhood. One of my neighbors had his tranquil evening interrupted by the sound of breaking glass. When he looked up he faced three men dressed in black and wearing what appeared to be body armor. One was armed with an AK-47, one with a shotgun and the other had a handgun. Fortunately, my neighbor nor his wife were not physically injured. The three men took what they wanted and left.
If I am faced by one these situations, I would prefer to be armed with an AR-15. At least I will be armed with a weapons system that is somewhat equal to those used by my adversaries. The AR-15 is an easy system to learn how to operate. It is pleasant to shoot compared to a shotgun. It penetrates interior walls of a residence less than other rifles and handguns. It has also proven to be a very efficient threat stopper that anyone regardless their size or frailties can shoot well, if properly trained. I suggest you seek training from a reputable firm. Schools like Gunsite will provide you with that type of training.
Our Government has proven it cannot or will not control the wild and lawless Southern Border – or crime in our major cities. Therefore I will not give away my right to own and carry an AR-15.
I have two thoughts for “liberals”.
- When one right that is guaranteed under the US Constitution comes under attack, they all become endangered, even the ones most important to you.
- If the Sinaloa Cartel can smuggle tons of illicit narcotics into Chicago, they can also smuggle tons of illicit firearms there as well.
- Article from Larry Landers, Gunsite Rangemaster