So Q you have an AK47?
Yes. A Romanian semi-auto AKM-type rifle to be exact.
I have a shirt with a picture of it. Lol
As do I.
You practise using it?
Not much anymore. Haven't gone to the range in a couple of years. I'm lazy and cheap like that. It and my other guns just collect dust.
You could shoot someone with it if they broke into your house?
If I felt I needed to yeah. I wouldn't do it if they weren't armed themselves though. Course in this country most people who do break in when you're home are armed, heavily armed.
have you other guns?
I mean I would have thought that a handgun would be more practical for self-defence/ease of carrying.
Home defense AK is better-- easier to aim, and if it's a home invasion the robbers normally come in a heavily armed group so the extra firepower would come in handy. Yes handguns are much easier to carry around.
However I rarely do so even though where I live now you don't need a license to carry. It's a safe area, I don't have a reason to be goin strapped all the time.
Are you expecting a revolution.
Nope. If I were I wouldn't be mentioning my ownership of firearms over the internet.
Yeah, I'm very confident the only things my weapons will ever be used for is collecting dust and occasionally punching holes in paper targets.
how is your aim?
Pretty shit. I'm left-eye dominant and furthermore need glasses but am too lazy to go to the eye doctor. However I have a nice little red dot optic from Belarus that makes aiming much easier.
Anyways, one question I have always wanted to ask, maybe you are not the right person but how much of 'the right to bear arms' is all about protection/fear from the black man? Any truth in that?
Yes there's some truth in that. It's certainly an unspoken motivator behind many NRA-types. However there's some truth in the oft-made claim that racism is behind gun CONTROL as well. Fact is in America there are a lot of things that are tied in with anti-Black racism-- it's one of this society's foundations, really.
Sure there are those that need them for work, farmers here do to, but in the urban areas.
Heh well now that I live in a rural area I'm gonna be selling off many of my guns and rarely ever carry. I purchased all mine when living in an urban area. I lived in a poor neighborhood with lots of violent crime. Having a gun around is a pretty good insurance policy against home invasion. Nowadays I live in a safe area, don't feel like I need the guns, plus I'm tired of collecting them-- it's an expensive hobby and not terribly rewarding if you don't actually make it out shooting too often.
I always thought America's right to bear arms resulted from a complete distrust of government?
That's the basis for recognizing the right of the people to possess firearms, but not an explanation of America's gun culture.
As far as the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution goes and similar provisions in the Bills of Rights/Constitutions of the constituent state, we actually got the idea from you limeys:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Bill_of_Rights#Provisions_of_the_Act
We just expanded on it and made the right broader.