Why Science and Experience Command That You Buy an “Assault Rifle”

Kurt Schlichter: It must be nice walking through life believing that the paradise the founders built here in North America is the natural state of man, and that we can therefore forgo the difficult and dangerous tasks associated with defending it. But some of us don’t have the luxury of illusions. We know that peace and civilization are not the natural state of man, and that the black swan events that we have somehow convinced ourselves could never happen do happen with startling regularity. And this is why you should buy guns and ammunition.

Specifically, you should own, at a minimum, a modern semiautomatic rifle like an AR-15 that is simple to operate, easily accessorized for the individual user, reliable, and rugged. Liberals call these “assault rifles,” though they are not. Insisting that liberals be accurate when describing what they seek to ban is “gunsplaining,” a heinous macroaggression that is right up there with assuming someone’s gender on the Big List O’ Liberal Sins.

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13 Comments on Why Science and Experience Command That You Buy an “Assault Rifle”

  1. I should replace the ones I lost in the boat fire…
    Might need them.
    All kidding aside, listen to the man.
    BUT remember that without knowing how to use it, break it down and clean it AND replace springspinsparts that are subject to breakage it is no better than a baseball bat.
    If you can, buy a lower and build your own; you will gain knowledge of how it works and how to fix it when it doesn’t.
    Then you’ll need magazines and ammunition to practice with.
    The list goes on…
    What have you done today to make yourself ready?
    Train, load and stack.

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  2. Great article, but Writer, please proofread before publishing, FFS.

    I have life insurance, yet I don’t expect to die.
    If you own guns, it does not mean you expect to use them. Good guys (and gals!) with guns are not the problem.

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  3. I live in an area near a gated community. Recently, residents of the gated community held an anti 2nd amendment rally in sympathy with the spoiled high school brats.

    They didn’t see the irony.

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  4. If I were the ‘right’ color and economically referred to as ‘poor’ would it be an incentive to stoke up on drugs, resist arrest and then collect almost $4 million…we seem to be following the Hamas formula of paying people who have done bad things. Not a racist, just pointing out that getting a payday after committing a Felony is not a white map to riches. I was on a trip to Vermont when the LA, Rodney King, riots began and the owner of our guest house began to get phone calls from friends in the LA area asking him if he could somehow send them one of his rifles…the helpless fear must have been prevalent …I am of another era and a quick refresher course on Utube about the Communist Union riots are an eye opener back in better times. With the communication tech available today, it would not surprise me a bit if several thousand people could be gathered to burn down a segment of a city in 8 minutes…buy the AR-15, but also buy more ammo than you think that you will need..

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  5. @Wiscodave: Regarding the boat fire scenario, the left already has it covered. Several states have proposed legislation that makes it a crime if you do not report stolen or lost firearms. The anti-gun crowd never rests.

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  6. @Tony R
    Understood. They don’t rest and will never be satisfied. They won’t (necessarily) admit it but they would prefer those like me dead. Of course it would done by others…
    They like to forget that I, too, have a say in the matter.
    And, if they ever start, I can be proactive in my actions.

    Like I said, what have you done today to prepare?
    Train, load and stack.

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  7. And for those who don’t like or can’t manipulate long guns, consider a Glock 9mm (ammo is reasonably cheap) with a bunch of 30-round extended magazines. Almost as much firepower in a smaller package.

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  8. @RickeyG – except if you don’t train, it’ll be merely luck if you hit something farther than 10 yards. I see lots of people at the range who are lucky to hit a target with a pistol at 3 yards. I’m no marksman but I usually train at least 25 yards, and with my handicaps only hit black about 70% even with LOTS of practice, much less than that if I’m stressed like in a speed drill or moving targets.

    For people who can’t handle the weight or kick of a larger rifle, a .22 is still better than no rifle at all. Rifles let you reach out and touch someone – if they get close to you, you’re in deep doodoo. Something like a Ruger 10/22 is lightweight and cheap, and ammo to train with is cheap and abundant. Even my wife will shoot a .22 rifle or pistol.

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  9. @Phuzzy Logick
    And some are taking a modified Ruger 10/22 out to 400yds and are making 14 consecutive hits on a man sized target. Same rifle shoots 8″ groups at 300yds. Subsonic ammunition at velocities still well in excess of 700 fps at those distances.
    The .22 is great in urban settings. Ask the Israelis, the Russians and the Chechens.

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  10. “makes it a crime if you do not report stolen or lost firearms.”

    sold mine in a garage sale years ago.

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