In response to the letter by John R. Cobarruvias ("There are options to keep Americans safe," The Daily News, Feb. 28): Most people are as uninformed about the NRA's efforts toward firearm safety as they are about firearms, as you have shown. Please check with the NRA programs for firearm safety, training and support of the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

You are correct, owning an assault weapon is a felony if you do not have the proper Federal Firearms License; by the way, the definition of an assault weapon includes its ability to be fully automatic. The AR15 does not fit that requirement, and therefore, not used by the military.

The liberal news media has assigned the assault weapon title to the AR15 platform and you have bought it. A 12-gauge shotgun firing 00 buckshot is far more dangerous.

George Christie



(5) comments

Steve Fouga

I think it depends on whom you consider a gun-control advocate. For example, I feel there are some "gun-control" measures we could enact, and I know something about guns.

As for choosing a shotgun over an AR, I guess it depends on what you're trying to do. [cool]

Gary Miller

Steve! Knowing something about guns you should try to educate liberals on the difference between an assault weapon and and a punt gun. Starting with the fact that assault weapons aren't rifles. They are carbines that use pistol cartridges. US .30 MI Carbine?

Gary Miller

A PCC with full automatic ability qualifies as a assault weapon.
PCC? Pistol cartridge carbine. The M16 uses the rifle squad issue ammo, not a pistol cartridge. Two much power to be an assault weapon.

Jim Forsythe

If I was going to choose a shotgun for protection this may be the one, Kalashnikov US109T, in standard and tactical configurations, with AK and AR stocks, .
The following is the reason we have restrictions on what guns private citizens can own. If you have not seen Metal Storm in action, videos are on line.
"The Metal Storm gun, on the other hand, makes the M134 look like a toy. The prototype gun system was rated at 16,000 rounds per second or 1,000,000 rounds per minute. The gun system was developed by an Australian weapons company by the same name. In 2007, Metal Storm Inc. started delivering its gun systems to the US Navy for surface ships. "

Gary Miller

Fire once then return to maker for reloading? Not very useful for anything except intercepting an incoming rocket.

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