The weapons I trained on, were not even "fully" auto. You had 3 choices: Safe, Single, and Burst.
My DS said the modifications on the M-16 had been made after Vietnam specifically because of the waste in ammunition and general ineffectiveness of the weapon at full auto.
My point still stands: The AR and M-16 are virtually identical as killing machines.
So what I can learn from your examples is that political will and not bullets is what overthrows government, and we don't need to have an armed citizenry to have that possibility.
Is that what you wanted me to take away for it?
Or do you want to try again?
An armed confrontation between average Joe's and the mighty US military is pretty far fetched. Somewhat more realistic would be civil disturbance, ala Katrina, Sandy, collapse of the dollar.....pick your scenario. I want to be armed and ready. Others are content to cower and await "help" from government thugs
That said, the presence of guns in sufficient number and lethality should give government goons pause, as they kick in our doors, shoot our pets, seize our assets, and generally steamroll our rights
The only AR I ever fired belonged to a friend and that was sometime in the early 90s. It was like the 16 except a lot better made. It had wood instead of plastic and seemed to have a lot more heft to it than I remembered the 16 having.
Registering guns and limiting purchases is not a limit on the 2nd Amendment.
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