Dave “Mudcat” Saunders says:
The NRA is stacking their membership numbers, and in reality, is a shadow of what they used to be. Most of the real gun nuts like me have split for one reason or another.
On the assault weapons ban, as an advocate of the second amendment and a hunter, I would never buy a .223 AR-15 with a 100-round clip for defense or offense. The damned things are worthless, and the only reason people buy them is they look bad. I can only guess the reason they sell is wusses buy ‘em, cuddle ‘em, feel powerful, and get an erection or something.
If somebody is after me, I ain’t grabbing an AR-15. I’m grabbing my shotgun. Here’s an example. An AR-15 with a 100-round clip is a rifle that fires 100 .22 caliber bullets one at a time. With Number 4 buckshot, self-defense shotguns (which hold up to eight 3 inch shells) fires 41 bullets each time you pull the trigger, and everyone is larger than the AR-15′s. 4 buck is .24 caliber. In other words, a shotgun can fire 328 .24 caliber bullets in the same time the AR-15 can fire eight .22 caliber bullets.
I guess what I’m saying is this…I don’t like macho guns and could care less if they were only available through a special permitting process for target shooters and collectors. Selling those things over the counter to a culture that likes “bad-looking” guns, instead of effective guns, does in no way help preserve my second amendment rights.
I’ll quote Forrest Gump on assault rifles: “That’s all I have to say about that.”