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July 22, 2009
Self Defense American Style?

Self Defense American Style?

Only in America.

Max Motors in Kansas is giving away a free AK47 to every customer who buys a new pickup truck.  No need to worry, they won’t be shooting them off as they leave the dealership because they are only going to get a voucher for the AK47.  They have to go pick the gun up at a licensed gun store….phew!

Apparently there is a big crime problem that community, so last year they gave away free handguns with every purchase.  Anybody else seeing a connection between lots of crime and giving away guns?  I’d love to hear the reasoning as to why they felt people needed an AK47 of all guns to defend themselves, I mean talk about overkill.

 

What’s your take on this? This seems to be one of those things that divides people into two groups pretty quickly.  So cast your vote to let others know how you feel, or better yet leave a comment so you can explain exactly how you feel.

 

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34 Comments leave one →
  1. Killian Gallagher permalink
    September 8, 2009 7:21 pm

    I see nothing wrong with this. If the auto dealership feels like giving away free AK-47s, why not? People will still have to be background checked, and criminals will not go out and buy a truck to get one weapon. Anyway, it is proven that areas where more citizens legally own firearms there is far less crime than in areas where citizens are disarmed. So, crime rates fall.

  2. October 17, 2009 10:34 am

    this weapon is look so beautiful.

  3. Daniel permalink
    October 30, 2009 8:06 am

    Maybe he gets shot by one of the guns he have been giving away one day, perhaps he would understand all the arguments people are using against him? Killian, where did u find that info? Because in the movie Bowling for Columbine Mikael states the opposite information or at least he prooves that fact that America has the highest ratio of death from firearms compared to other countries.

  4. Sam Ball permalink
    November 9, 2009 9:32 pm

    this picture is an airsoft gun

  5. Social permalink
    November 11, 2009 6:34 pm

    Oh my, how is this still even possible? So very very wrong.

  6. November 15, 2009 8:06 pm

    Great minds think alike!

    “I see nothing wrong with this”
    “this weapon is look so beautiful”
    “it is proven that areas where more citizens legally own firearms there is far less crime than in areas where citizens are disarmed”

    A Government Of The People For The People By The People, The Declaration Of Independence. Grass 4 Peace!

  7. Bruce permalink
    November 20, 2009 12:19 pm

    What a cool idea!!!

    Think I’ll go buy a truck.

    This CNN (Commie News Network) is a complete twitt

  8. suprised guy permalink
    November 20, 2009 2:21 pm

    wow i wonder why there is so much crime if there giving away free guns

  9. Andres permalink
    November 24, 2009 6:54 pm

    Excelent!
    Nothing more delightful than yankees killing each others.
    Next year will be a new massacre somewhere, some mindless guy telling that marilyn manson or video games have to be blame, and in the other hand people giving away a granade launcher for every printer you buy.

    Will you EVER understand that weapons are made to slave people, not to live in peace…..

  10. Joe permalink
    November 25, 2009 8:19 pm

    Ha. “I’m just questioning why you put god in a modo that includes guns.” “Do you hate god? Just wondering.” No, thats not what I’m asking.”

  11. Sammy permalink
    November 30, 2009 2:49 am

    Its a madness…what if the truck owner is a short temperd, if someone is driving him recklessly. Don’t they think its going to cause high mortality rate for the countrx

  12. November 30, 2009 2:14 pm

    I have to say that I’m a little surprised by the poll results, only a little though. As a Canadian I can’t imagine car dealerships giving away Assault Rifles with the purchase of vehicles, I’m not sure I’d be alright with them giving away handguns even. Yet, so far 71% of respondents think giving away automatic weapons is okay.

  13. mike permalink
    December 3, 2009 11:47 am

    First, this is a typical of the uninformed. The rifle is not automatic, rather it is semi automatic. To convert it to automatic is not easy. Next, a person has to pass a background check. Also, who would buy a 30,ooo dollar truck just to get a 500 dollar rifle? Lastly, we here in mid America believe an armed society is a polite society. Here the scumbags think twice when they know the cowboys who are carrying around them mitght make swiss cheese of them if they step out of line. My laser equipped firearm has already caused one scumbag burglar to flee while robbing my neighbors house, and while driving away at high speed he rolled his truck out of fear I might be chasing him! We got my friends stuff back. I think of it as helping the bad guys to make informed decisions!

  14. December 3, 2009 11:58 am

    Mike,

    My mistake on the automatic vs semi-automatic weapon thing in the poll. I have made a change that should be reflected soon enough for the poll.

    I have to say that I am a little uninformed, seeing as I don’t own a gun, don’t know anyone (that I’m aware of) that does own a gun and have never been robbed or had the need to own a gun. Lucky me I guess.

    I can understand the people who say citizens being armed makes criminals think twice about committing crimes, I’m not saying I agree with that but, I have to ask….why in the world would you need an AK47 for self defense?? Isn’t there more appropriate weapons for self defense?

    • mike permalink
      December 3, 2009 12:41 pm

      I hear this all the time, and my only answer is that who would you have decide the maximum caliber weapon that I use? Should I count on the bad guy only having a bb gun? Do you recall the LA bank robbery where they did have full auto high caliber weapons and sprayed them all over at dozens, maybe hundreds of good law abiding citizens? Did the cops run to the gun store for .22’s? No, they were after the AR 15s (m-16 but semi auto). If no one had a gun I might not want one either, but guns are a fact of life, and I sleep well knowing I have a chance to protect myself and loved ones from people with no concern for the lives of others. I don’t know where you live, but I’m sure there is a scumbag near you who would love to know for sure you DONT have a gun if he were going to do you or your family harm. There is an old saying “God made man, but Smith and Wesson made them equal”. I’m a former Marine well trained in the use of firearms and you don’t have to worry about good people like me, just worry about the dirtbags in our society, and how to protect yourself when they turn their focus on you or your family. Semper Fidelis.

      • December 3, 2009 1:01 pm

        Mike,

        I hear what your saying, just so you know I live in Canada. Binbrook to be precise which is a small farming type town about an hour from Toronto. Thanks for commenting Mike, its always good to get all sides to a story, and let me say, even though I’m not American, its good to have people like you in the Marines.

    • S Billets permalink
      December 7, 2009 6:06 pm

      “”why in the world would you need an AK47 for self defense??””

      What is WRONG with an AK47?

      The name?

      The moniker “assault weapon”?

      • December 7, 2009 9:22 pm

        I didn’t say anything was WRONG with an AK47.

        It just doesn’t strike me as a weapon of “self defense”, I mean “assault rifle” doesn’t exactly scream self defense now does it? “Assault” seems like more of an offensive term than a defensive one. Do you need to fire 600 rounds/min to defend yourself?

        • May 17, 2010 2:37 pm

          600 rounds per minute?

          The only AK47 that you can buy, legally, for $500, is semi-auto. One pull on the trigger shoots one round. You would have to pull the trigger 10 times a second to shoot 600 rounds per minute. Not at all plausible.

          The AK47 was made specifically to be used against people. Therefore, it makes a PERFECT self defense weapon, considering that only PEOPLE would break into your home/vehicle, and attempt to rape/murder or steal from you.

          If you don’t have a clue about how a gun works and what type of ammunition that it fires, then you certainly should not go on a crusade as if a gun is evil. Overkill? What is overkill when your life is at stake? What about the AK47 makes it overkill? Then name? The negative connotation?

          None of this will ever make sense to you until you have enough information to makes sense of it. Arm yourself with knowledge, people. Stop arming yourself with ignorance and myth.

          • May 17, 2010 4:14 pm

            As far as the “600 rounds/minute”, sorry that came from Wikipedia and that was apparently for the fully automatic. As I’ve said many times in this post I’m no expert here. Just trying to understand this a bit better. Although I understand there are things like “Bump Fire”, as well as a million (I’m exaggerating……….I think?) ways to convert a semi-automatic to a fully-automatic.

            I’m not sure how writing 1 blog post about something constitutes “Going on a crusade”, but if that’s all it takes then apparently I’m also on a crusade against Apple, the Army, Politicians, Child Abductors, Big Business, School Issued Laptops, TED, Facebook, Animal Cruelty and many other things. Good to know and quite frankly, if I had the time some of those would be damn good things to crusade against! Oh, and I never said guns are evil.

            “What about the AK47 makes it overkill?”

            Well, the fact that it is an “Assault Rifle”, for one. As I’ve said a few times already, I guess you missed that though……..or maybe you just chose to ignore it, since it’s in the comment you’re replying to?

            Thanks for the comment, I appreciate the obvious passion you have for the subject, whether we agree or not.

  15. mike permalink
    December 5, 2009 1:33 pm

    Ironically, just this a.m., Dec 5th, an old woman in Oklahoma confronted a lunatic who threw a table through her window after threatening her from outside demanding entry and claiming to have a gun. She shot him dead with a shotgun while on the phone with 911 after he came at her. She is alive today because of our 2nd amendment rights. Even if guns did not exist, would’nt he have just stabbed, bludgeoned, strangled or in some other horrible way still killed her? Should we all have to take hand to hand combat training to have a chance to defend ourselves? Would it then have been a fair fight? Would it be better that way? Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Food for thought.

  16. REVO permalink
    February 27, 2010 5:32 pm

    Yea, it’s the law abiding, gun-owning citizens that are the reason for the increase in crime. That makes a lot of sense. In case your brain fails to function properly due to whatever reason, CRIMINALS DON’T ABIDE BY LAWS…including gun laws.

    Maybe some of you anti-gun weirdos will have to fend for your life some day because of that fact. I sure hope not but, I don’t think there is much else, if anything, that is going to wake you people up.

  17. Bunn permalink
    March 9, 2010 8:11 am

    Well if you’re gonna shoot someone, be it for self-defense or otherwise, might as well do it right. The AK47 is by far the most popular and successful rifle in history. More AKs have been manufactured than all other rifles combined. It’s just a gun. It has no control over what it gets used for. It could sit in a trunk for all eternity for all it cares.

  18. May 28, 2010 8:45 pm

    Really great writing. Really.

  19. Bearit permalink
    June 11, 2010 10:50 pm

    It is a sad day in America when Michael Moore is quoted as an expert

  20. Pascaline permalink
    June 16, 2010 10:37 am

    just spreading the word brother!
    im diving into the ak 47 topic with great interest since I read Roberto Saviano’s book
    The Camorra’s Empire
    It’s huge really, sure you heard of it, really specific and detailled. he is a unfortunately a dead man now because of this book but check out, it doesn’t hurt.

    http://lymanchase.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/daily-interview/

    salut from Paris!

  21. Visitor from MI, USA permalink
    June 24, 2010 1:58 am

    some clarifications: when not an automatic rifle, the term “assault rifle” is pretty much semantics. it is based entirely on the size of the bullet, which doesnt really matter except when it comes to whether you hit the old lady walking down the street or the psycho chasing you with a .45 magnum that got imported in the same boat as a drug shipment. the heavier bullet is, in general, more accurate. The only legal weapons in the United States, when it comes to civvie use, are semi-automatic, bolt action, pump action, etc. you can only legally have an automatic weapon either by going into the military, and then only while on duty, or by going through a crapton of hoops and background checks on you and everyone close to you to get the license. then you have to pay quite a bit for the target shooter.

    As for those from the UK like Andre, what would you do if an IRA member decided he preferred your house over the one he’s already using to hide from authorities? Would you say, “Jolly nice to meet you, come in, would you like everything I own?” Or, would you prefer to pull out a shotgun to answer his AK that managed to get past even your strict anti-lif- I mean anti-gun laws?

    For self/home-defense, I prefer a shotgun. less penetration, so you’re less likely to hit something you cant see, and a huge fear factor. however, others may prefer the accuracy and relative range of a rifle (not all threats are within 15 feet the entire time).

    tl;dr version: government can’t effectively get rid of illegal guns, so taking away legal ones will only give criminals an advantage. Guns can have a powerful fear factor(shotgun and “assault rifle”) that can prevent any shot from being fired at all.

    • Jim permalink
      November 15, 2010 11:17 am

      Good post, I also prefer a shotgun.

  22. GUnZO31 permalink
    July 1, 2010 12:21 pm

    What a stupid Bitch reporter. An “Assault rifle” delivers the same deadly force as a pink small handgun.

    Her educated stupid ass should see the statistics, people are killed more by drivers than Guns.

  23. Jim permalink
    November 15, 2010 11:15 am

    When will the press and most citizens call them by their correct name? They are AK-74’s or AKM’s, not AK-47’s. Try getting a real AK-47 in the US.

  24. Jim permalink
    November 15, 2010 11:38 am

    I think an AK for home defense is a little over the top, unless of course thats all you have. I prefer a Shotgun(mine has full stock and 18″ barrell) or my 1911. I own an AK and love it.
    They are not the evil thing they’re made out to be. They’re popular because they work first time every time and are affordable. You can buy 3 or 4 AK’s for the price of one AR.
    As for select fire AK’s, good luck finding one. Last one I saw for sale came up from Mexico along with an M-79. That was awhile back though.

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