Why is the ar15 an assault weapon and needs to be banned, but the ruger mini 14 is okay? Even though they function the same?

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  • Quinn
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    1 month ago
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    Because what the anti-gunners do is not about safety or preventing gun violence.  It is all about their ultimate goal - the complete and total ban of all guns. However, they know they cannot achieve that in a single stroke, so they have been over the last 40 years taking the slow and steady encroachment approach where they erode bit by bit our 2nd Amendment rights. The AR15 is just one nibble and if they succeed it will be some other guns. Eventually it will include the Mini-14.

    Another tactic the anti-gun nuts do is create scary non-sense words and pretend they have some sort of legitimate well defined meaning.  And you fell for it by using the term "assault weapon".  There is no such thing. They bastardized the legitimate term "assault RIFLE" which is a military rifle that uses an intermediary round and has select fire capability. The AR15's owned by civilian are semi-auto and does not have full auto capability. And BTW, Ruger once made a full auto version of the Mini-14 called, AC556 for the military and police market and it would qualify as an assault RIFLE. But  not the Min-14 or AR15 or any semi-auto only rifles.

    Always remember that any ban on the excuse of preventing gun violence is just that - an excuse and a means to an end.  If you think this is paranoia, go and checkout what the anti-gunners in Congress have been preparing behind our backs during this Covid-19 crisis: House bill HR5717 and Senate bill S.3254

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    • SumDude
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      A good comeback to the misnomer 'gun violence' : Guns are not violent. Evil people are violent.

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  • 1 month ago

    Because the Mini-14 with a normal wood stock looks like a regular rifle to people who don't know any better.

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  • Baal
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    The internal function and many of the parts are identical in design if not in manufacturer.  Unfortunate the AR-15 looks too much like its selective fire brother the M-16 and ignorant civilians find a gun that looks like a military weapon to be too scary.  The standard wooden furniture on the Mini-14 is non threatening compared to the nylon stock and picatinny rails on the AR.

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  • 1 month ago

    Because the Mini-14 with a normal wood stock looks like a regular rifle to people who don't know any better.

    Good example.  When I was on the city council people in the next town over had their police department get rid of the Dodge Charger because it looked 'too aggressive'.  When it came time for our police department to upgrade the muscle car they were going to go for the Crown Victor that was going out of production.  I firmly voiced how the Charger was superior.  We got the Charger, the police were happy, and nobody said peep.  So, how it big deal in one town..... and not ours...not a big mystery.  People should not listen to the vocal minority.   

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  • Albert
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    1 month ago

    A firearm is what it is. Tools wishing to classify the tools that may vary well kill you or maim. Someday, at this rate they'll argue how the knife is so, so dangerous. That needs to be banned. Actually, kind of is already. You know, because of things from the past.

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  • 1 month ago

    Assault rifle never has been defined so doesn't exist.

    The AR-15 is defined as a semi automatic rifle.

    Designed by Armalite originally for the military.

    The civilian AR platform restricted to semi automatic.

    The mini 14 is no different, not at all.

    Say you have a lug wrench, an impact air wrench would be an assault wrench.

    Liberal democrat gun grabber logic.

    • Quinn
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      1 month agoReport

      Assault WEAPONS is a non-word. It has never been defined.

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  • Kenny
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    That's an AR-15 Liberator, like the B-24.

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  • 1 month ago

    I hate to tell you this but the leftists have figured that out and our out to ban ALL semi auto rifles, at least that is the push in VA.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    cause thats what theyve decided to do

    • C T M
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      1 month agoReport

      You know that bagofDicks I told you to eat? You better get to it and start chewing, you're not wanted here.

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  • 1 month ago

    Because many Mini-14's tend to have wooden stocks, so they seem more traditional and don't look as "scary". The reason behind this discrimination lies with the same way the anti-gun opinion as a whole is based off of ignorance and an emotion fueled desire to get rid of things they don't have any real knowledge about.

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