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    Quote Originally Posted by racer88 View Post
    There's a chance the perps knew the victims, which leads one to wonder "What's the back story?"

    But, yeah... Nobody "needs" an AR-15, until they NEED one.
    Good one, Doc!

    That right there is one “quotable quote.”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianB View Post
    The AR15 has absolutely no legitimate purpose. Until it does.
    You too, Brian!
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    Good thing she not only had a means to protect herself and her famil, but knew how to use it.....WELL!

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    Does this mean I need an AR rifle to defend the castle? I hope not, I don't own one.
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    Does this mean I need an AR rifle to defend the castle? I hope not, I don't own one.
    Thank you Brownie because there is nobody that really needs a Military, Fully Semi-automatic assault weapon of war'
    YEP, Nobody needs one
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    A person does not need to own one,
    All they have to do is WANT to own ONE or more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie948 View Post
    Thank you Brownie because there is nobody that really needs a Military, Fully Semi-automatic assault weapon of war'
    YEP, Nobody needs one
    BUT
    A person does not need to own one,
    All they have to do is WANT to own ONE or more.

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    Thank goodness, for a minute there I thought I might have been left helpless without one where home defense is concerned all these decades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie View Post
    Does this mean I need an AR rifle to defend the castle? I hope not, I don't own one.
    You don't need one, but for some people it may be the ideal choice. It's a lot easier to wield an AR15 effectively than it is to wield a pistol effectively. Especially for smaller, less well-trained people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianB View Post
    You don't need one, but for some people it may be the ideal choice. It's a lot easier to wield an AR15 effectively than it is to wield a pistol effectively. Especially for smaller, less well-trained people.
    A pistol will always be easier to "wield" in tight spaces/confines of a home than a 30"+ ar, no matter the skills level of the user. Now easier to hit with than a pistol may be a different story for many people.

    If she'd used an m14/m1a or m1 carbine, would the consensus be the same as has been expressed here? Everyone needs an m14/m1a or m1 carbine? I find it all so amusing those who champion the ar being used as a reason for owning one based on this example.

    I'd proffer that a long gun is much harder to wield properly inside the confines of a home than a pistol. That's based on two week long entry courses using both subguns and pistols.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie View Post
    Does this mean I need an AR rifle to defend the castle? I hope not, I don't own one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie View Post

    If she'd used an m14/m1a or m1 carbine, would the consensus be the same as has been expressed here? Everyone needs an m14/m1a or m1 carbine? I find it all so amusing those who champion the ar being used as a reason for owning one based on this example..
    I don't think anyone (here) is championing the AR-15 as "ideal" for home defense based on this incident.

    Rather, we are mocking the anti-gun faction that INSISTS that the AR-15 is "NOT SUITABLE" for home defense (or anything else but WAR).

    It is certainly suitable. As for "ideal"..... Too many factors involved. No such thing as "ideal" for everyone. But, I generally agree with your opinion on home defense tools.
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