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Posted: 10/15/2004 4:41:15 PM EST
Why do you own an AR?

It's my right
It's dependable
It's accurate
It's fun
It's going to save me and my families life one day

those are just my excuses..what are yours?
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:45:07 PM EST
because I can
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:50:04 PM EST
It's a marvelous piece of American Engineering.

And it's badass!
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:50:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By AdrianUSP9:
because I can



"Good answer". (Sam Kinison, Back to School)
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:50:24 PM EST
Because I want to...
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:51:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By BMM4A3:
It's a marvelous piece of American Engineering.



Gotta like that one too...keepem' coming!
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:53:18 PM EST
Because it make Dianne Swinestein juump up and down like an organ grinder monkey and pee her pants in fear.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:54:52 PM EST
Because I thought it would fit the bill for a lighweight coyote/praire dog General Purpose rifle I could take camping, have fun at the range and still be able to mist varmint kong.

Ill be damned if it didnt do all that...


Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:56:23 PM EST
Because CA banned them, so I bought 2
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:58:10 PM EST
It's the closest thing I can afford to what I carried when I served.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:59:03 PM EST
I like the way they look. Always have.
George
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:01:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By AdrianUSP9:
because I can



YEP!
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:02:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By 2IDdoc:
Because it make Dianne Swinestein juump up and down like an organ grinder monkey and pee her pants in fear.



Now that was creative!
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:03:07 PM EST
Because the black in the rifle accents my eyes well...
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:04:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2004 5:05:07 PM EST by DBAR]
I like all the answers so far.

I own one because one day I may have to fight for my Life, my Freedom, my Home, my Family, and my Country.

Maybe not in that order.

Sounds a little far out, doesn't it.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:05:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2004 5:05:37 PM EST by RagingRob]

Originally Posted By DM1975:
Because the black in the rifle accents my eyes well...



I always heard that about you.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:05:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By AdrianUSP9:
because I can



and might I add DAMMIT!
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:05:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:06:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By DBAR:
I like all the answers so far.

I own one because one day I may have to fight for my Life, my Freedom, my Home, my Family, and my Country.

Maybe not in that order.

Sounds a little far out, doesn't it.



not at all!!!
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:08:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By ajm1911:

Originally Posted By AdrianUSP9:
because I can



and might I add DAMMIT!



I'll bet you use Tabasco sauce!!!
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:09:15 PM EST
I own several AR-15's because:

1) I can.
2) The first weapon I ever handled, fired, and learned to maintain was an M16A1 and I
wanted something just like it.
3) I like the technology.
4) I like the versatility; multiple calibers, barrel lengths, and stock styles.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:09:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
because I just cant help myself...



I feel your weakness.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:11:24 PM EST
because it is a EVIL BLACK RIFLE

but I like: because I can, better
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:16:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By USMC_LB:

but I like: because I can, better



Is this a great Country or what?
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:24:06 PM EST
I love to scare left-wingers too!
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:39:55 PM EST
I bought my first for the cheap ammo with more of a punch than .22.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:42:17 PM EST
to get back at my wife for buying purses and shoes that are ridiculouslty expensive
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:52:16 PM EST
Because a cunt bitch in my state said I could not.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:54:55 PM EST
Because I wanted too.
because I can.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 5:55:50 PM EST
1. it pisses my old dad off , he's a hard core garand-m14 fan from his army days.
2. I like'm!
3. chicks dig it when I whip it out!
4. can shoot a lot of ammo for cheap, and my shoulder don't get sore.
5. makes antis or trespassers quiver and quake (maybe angry) either way they leave in a hurry.
6. accurate semi-auto.
7. low recoil so my kids enjoy shooting/hunting with them more.
8. black matches my wardrobe.
9. their heathier, they keep me broke so I don't smoke or drink anymore.
10. they fill the void in my collection like no other rifle can.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 7:13:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ndenway:
1. it pisses my old dad off , he's a hard core garand-m14 fan from his army days.
2. I like'm!
3. chicks dig it when I whip it out!
4. can shoot a lot of ammo for cheap, and my shoulder don't get sore.
5. makes antis or trespassers quiver and quake (maybe angry) either way they leave in a hurry.
6. accurate semi-auto.
7. low recoil so my kids enjoy shooting/hunting with them more.
8. black matches my wardrobe.
9. their heathier, they keep me broke so I don't smoke or drink anymore.
10. they fill the void in my collection like no other rifle can.



You've obviously thought this through, I especially liked the "chicks dig it" part.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 7:16:33 PM EST
Because black is beautiful.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 7:24:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2004 7:26:17 PM EST by jff24gordn]
Because you demand instant respect from tresspassers who you run across when you are hunting. They are very polite, no BS and use short simple answers to your questions. And the 16 year old kids shit their pants when you find them drinking ber or screwin.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 7:30:05 PM EST
Because they`re fun to shoot & they fill the gap between 22 rimfire & 308.
Also because my grandsons would`nt stop bitching until I bought one.
"But Honey, I`m buying it for them to shoot!!"
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 7:34:17 PM EST
Because I can, and it pisses off liberals
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 7:39:25 PM EST
...because every American should.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 7:44:51 PM EST
Because it is a symbol of american freedom...

and of course it looks cool too...
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 7:45:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By DM1975:
Because I want to...



+1
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 8:34:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2004 8:35:38 PM EST by Kisara]

Originally Posted By cnorton:
Because a cunt bitch in my state said I could not.




Originally Posted By 2IDdoc:
Because it make Dianne Swinestein jump up and down like an organ grinder monkey and pee her pants in fear.



Link Posted: 10/15/2004 8:46:32 PM EST
Because its politicaly incorrect .

Because it protects freedom.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 8:47:40 PM EST
.....I like to piss people off
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 9:09:01 PM EST
I like to tinker with stuff, and the AR platform is so easly modified and readly customizable. It has Low recoil and ........ ya da ya da ya da

Because they are cool dammit!

Link Posted: 10/15/2004 10:02:30 PM EST
same as yours

and its a good gun
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 10:04:12 PM EST
Because you can do anything short of skeet shooting with an AR platform, and I already had a shotgun
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:47:07 AM EST
1) reason was becasue of a fasination I've had since abuout 4years old when I first saw one.
2) reason was because after I shot one, I had to have one.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:00:58 AM EST
Because at the local gun range, when we carry two or three to shoot, it always guarantees us at least three tables on either side of us will stay clear.

"DADDY LOOK AT WHAT THAT MAN HAS" My god son lets go home. Thay have a machine gun."
(actually heard that one day at the range) IDIOTS!!


Oh yes, and they are wicked great rifles.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 3:36:14 AM EST
I'm an old single shot, big bore fan and I'm new to the AR (about 6 months now) but after these last few months some things are clear:
1. For pure shooting pleasure nothing beats the AR!
2. 40 rounds per pound means you never have to run out of ammo!
3. Nothing else feels as good in your hands!
4. Nothing makes you feel like spending money like an AR!
5. It might be impossible to have just one! (I'm ordering my second lower this week)

What an ingenious mechanism!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 3:45:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 3:45:49 AM EST by Yojimbo]
Because the voices in my head told me to...
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 3:46:28 AM EST
Becuase it prepares people for taking care of a child, give it lots of love and attention, and clean it every time it shoots.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 3:55:02 AM EST
Raging Rob...

...that's funny as all hell! (Sam Kinison answer)
[ROFL2
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 3:55:20 AM EST
Becuase the Ruger mini 14 that I previously owned shot patterns like a shotgun!!
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