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I've been reading about this.
 

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Just saw it on the news tonight.

I'm still getting accustomed to firearms (specifically, a handgun) but I feel like I should go buy an AR15 because I might want one someday and they won't be available.

I've read about them a bit and they seem like fine weapons useful for a lot of things (target / defense / small game, etc). I just hate the thought that my state would prevent me from purchasing and owning something like this just because it "looks scary".

EDIT TO ADD: Also, owning an AR15 would really piss off some of my relatives. A bonus.

I've also researched the Ruger Mini14, which is functionally equivalent to an AR15 (semi-auto / same caliber / magazine capacity) but not as customizable. It probably won't be banned because it looks "less scary".

This is the world we live in, Folks.
 

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"military-style semi-automatic weapons" ???
What makes these guns different is they were originally designed as machineguns, so they have features—like large-capacity magazines, pistol grips and barrel shrouds—that enable the shooter to shoot a lot of bullets very rapidly and still keep control of the gun. In the hands of someone with practice, an assault weapon can fire almost as fast as a machinegun. (Edited broken video link) But even without much practice, any fool can fire two rounds per second, emptying a 30 round magazine in 15 seconds or less.
About Military-Style Assault Weapons - Progressive Majority Action
 

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All weapons systems have a history rooted in warfare. The first bolt actions, semi-auto etc. These Bans usually include the .30 M-1 because it has a removable magazine ? There is no way to explain the proponents of gun control logically. They invented the AR-15 fear years ago. Josh Sugarman Anti-Gun spokesman used the NAZI term Assault rifle to demonize the modern semi auto sporting rifle.
 

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Just saw it on the news tonight.

I've also researched the Ruger Mini14, which is functionally equivalent to an AR15 (semi-auto / same caliber / magazine capacity) but not as customizable. It probably won't be banned because it looks "less scary".
FWIW, the AG in MA specifically excluded the Mini-14 from her recent "assault weapon" ban. So you may be right. Since it is not black and scary looking, it may be ok in the future in WA as well.
 

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I know Governor Inslee is up for re-election this November and I believe so is the AG. Sounds like pandering to the blue masses in the SeaTac corridor. Not to say it couldn't happen.

If you can't afford a whole gun, buy just the lower (or several) and acquire the rest as you go.
 

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If Washington ends up outlawing these weapons, other 'blue' states who haven't yet done so are sure to follow. Word-up to the AR15 manufacturers - despite the historically low prices we enjoy today, you'd better drop them a whole lot more, and fast, to get as many of these guns into circulation as possible, before the market of available purchasers shrinks any further.
 

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It may be no accident that the wooden parts on rifles are often referred to as 'furniture'. The term invokes notions of fashion, refinement, hand-crafting, and perhaps a bit of nostalgia and heirlooms.

What Liberals call 'assault rifles' don't have the visual associations of comfortable, refined furniture that a socialist socialite might display in the lounge or foyer. They look like what they designed to do, their form directly follows their function, and that is in such poor taste...
 

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I've read about them a bit and they seem like fine weapons useful for a lot of things (target / defense / small game, etc). I just hate the thought that my state would prevent me from purchasing and owning something like this just because it "looks scary".

EDIT TO ADD: Also, owning an AR15 would really piss off some of my relatives. A bonus.

This is the world we live in, Folks.
Hello and welcome from Illinois.

Personally, I would not buy one to irritate family or anyone else. I really would not tell anyone who I might aggravate because some day, it may come back to bite ya in the backside.

If you want one, I encourage you to get one.....and not tell anyone, don't brag to anyone and certainly do not get into anyone's face; family or not. The tides are changing and every effort to ban guns is an ongoing effort. If someone dislikes you and clams you may be a little nutso.......they may come knocking on your door.
 

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well.........maybe Browning will jump on and produce some AR15's with class "A" french walnut stocks.......though i might favor curly maple myself............

LEO's for many years went the mini 14 wood stock route.......less they alarm the populace with said scary looking military rifles........which goes to show that this line of thinking and labeling on appearance has been going on for decades and really has never actually went away.

its just strange that at first it was the local govt entities that were trying to look less threatening and more accepting of these long guns........LEO's woke up and smelled the coffee about gun political correctness.....apparently the politicians have not.........
 
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I have always preferred wood over plastic but both have their uses, likes and dislikes. Just ordered a bunch of parts for my next build.
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I have been searching off and on for near to a decade for wood parts for my 'AR' -pattern rifles, to no avail. Just a wood pistol-grip would be fine...
 

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Brownells has them.
 

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Heaven forbid a police department carrying non-PC firearms? There was a time when police weapons were chosen for effect not cosmetics. I suppose the dependable short barreled shotgun is now taboo.
 

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i talked wiht an older DPS Sgt a few days back when he was relating a story about a hwy shooting and one of the troopers used an issued M1 full auto carbine to put an end to the gun fight. It was back in the 60's and a purty interesting story as he was armed with an 870 and a deputy had a 30-30. He said a week afterwards a meeting was called and the trooper got told that they do have 30 rd mags available instead of the 15 rounders he was using.

i asked the Sgt what happened to those full auto M1's and he stated that many an agency had the M1's and a few Thompsons back then but the powers that be suddenly pulled the weapons....and thought it might had something to do with the anti gun climate of the 60's with the assassinations of John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr........ and the passage of the GCA 68'.......almost overnite DPS got rid of anything that was full auto......i found that interesting.
 
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