Tuesday, January 08, 2013

the false purpose of the "semiautomatic weapon"

Jamie Newman says:
Semiautomatic weapons are useful for only one thing, which is to kill and maim the largest numbers of people in the shortest periods of time. Because there are no legitimate civilian uses for weapons of this sort, there’s no reason any civilian should be allowed to own one.
While it is certainly true that the ultimate purpose for a weapon is to cause damage or death only an ignorant person speaks as if there will never be a legitimate context or event wherein that purpose should be fulfilled. As it is, a semiautomatic pistol or rifle is typically used to shoot an amount of ammunition into a single target, at least in civilian use.