Assault Rifle? Weapon of war? Number-one choice of mass killers?
Nope. It’s not any of that.
It’s just a tool — albeit a very good one.
I am sick of the constant — and I mean CONSTANT — demonizing of what, for me, is just that — a tool.
I use mine to train, and I use it to protect my family — period.
In my opinion, it’s the best rifle available. That’s why I chose it. When it comes to my personal security, I don’t skimp.
If I need to protect my family, the circumstances will be dire, so I don’t want a rifle that’s been chopped or altered to satisfy the politically correct requirements of government officials who don’t know anything about what I need to win a gunfight.
And I don’t want a magazine that’s limited to 10 rounds, or less. I want the standard-capacity magazine that was specifically designed for this rifle. Besides, I’ve yet to meet the politician who can tell me how many rounds I’ll need to win a gunfight. I’ve been in a couple, you see. I’ve had ammo left over each time. That’s a big win.
I’ve heard a number of politicians and gunfight theorists (those who have never actually been in a gunfight but have a theory of what it’s like) say all I need to defend my family is a shotgun or even a handgun. If that’s what they want to rely on when The Bad Man comes calling, I’m fine with that. I’ll be relying on my rifle, thanks very much.
Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about bans and buy-backs, which are just polite words for confiscation. That too will never work. The mere attempt is ludicrous, because I will never, ever be defenseless. I have seen the evil bad men can do.
So, politicians, make your speeches, pander to your base, introduce your legislation, rail away at the people and groups who don’t want to see me defenseless. It just really doesn’t matter.
I am an American gun owner. There are millions like me. And I will never be disarmed.