Originally Posted by dorc-1
If military style weapons had never been allowed in this country I would be perfectly happy to have a bolt action, shotgun, or a revolver.
You might be a perfectly happy British subject had military weapons never been allowed in this country, but that is a different discussion. The colonists did not fight the Revolution with crippled weapons that just had the appearance of what the military used; the colonists fought with the same weapons as the British troops or sometime superior weapons.
If military weapons had never
been allowed, bolt action rifles and revolvers would have never entered the civilian armory. The good news is that if military weapons had never been allowed, break-action shotguns or rifles might be permitted. Ah, the joys of a single-shot, O/U or SXS.