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article imageAre Assault Rifles Needed for Hunting

By Carol Forsloff     Apr 23, 2009 in Politics
While people talk guns and restrictions under the Obama administration, the specifics aren’t discussed at times. The issue of hunting is one of them. Hunters want their rights protected, but do they need assault rifles?
Assault rifles are defined by authoritative websites as the primary defensive weapons of modern armies. That makes sense certainly. Still keeping them without rules or restrictions remains an issue for gun rights advocates.
AR15 assault rifles are readily for sale. They are advertised as being good for hunting.
It is described as “perfect for any gun enthusiast looking for a well-rounded firearm.” These guns are described as having a variety of features and models, for both left and right handers and with considerable accuracy for hitting targets.
While Eric Holder works to reinstitute the ban on assault rifles to reduce the sale of drugs in exchange for rifles across the Mexican border, 65 Democrats have opposed doing it. Many Republicans continue to oppose it.
The whole issue of assault rifles has not only divided the Congress and the American public but sportsmen as well. Some believe assault rifles take away from the true sport of hunting and make it less a sport. They say that having seeded areas combined with assault rifles simply reduces the sport to no sport at all. Others are concerned that taking away any rights with assault rifles is trifling with the Second Amendment allowing the citizen to bear arms.
The debate is likely to get ugly, as many of these discussions have been; but it is certain to also educate many people about the pros and cons of assault rifles for hunting and whether the Second Amendment extends to rifles originally designed for military troops.
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