The Chief wrote:
ksolem wrote:If we copy the Swiss SAR system, can I keep a machine gun in my home too?
Why would you need a machine gun?????
C'mon... please don't start!
Here is a good reason. The LA uprising back in 93. or 94 I forget.
LAPD basically ran off and hid out in the stations. Leaving the citizens to fend for themselves. for about 3 days.
Now I know a person who saved their business by arming his employees and firing off some bursts from a BAR and a Street Sweeper into the air. This turned the looting and burning mob away from his place and they went to find a better target.
Sort of negates the LAPD’s motto “To Protect and Serve” well at least the protect part.
Folks in some other states own them and I have never ever heard or read a report of crimes being committed by machine gun toting gangs.
I don’t trust our government at all for protection; our civilized society can break down at any second, for many reasons, and protecting you and I is at the bottom of the police priorities list.
I always say: It’s better to own a gun and never need it. Than to need one and not have one.
I know: a typical NRA stance.