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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Extremely compelling!

    Do you agree that eventually the Supreme Court will have to rule on this issue?
    I don’t really.

    1) It’s entirely possible that a lawsuit on this matter might be enough to get them to quietly reverse this because they don’t care enough to fight it. Then the case is moot.

    2) We’ll have to get a couple of appellate courts that disagree on this before the Supreme Court will agree to hear it and I don’t know that we’ll get that on an age discrimination case that doesn’t have to do with employment. I think they’re going to give gun dealers a pretty wide berth to do what they want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    I don’t really.

    1) It’s entirely possible that a lawsuit on this matter might be enough to get them to quietly reverse this because they don’t care enough to fight it. Then the case is moot.

    2) We’ll have to get a couple of appellate courts that disagree on this before the Supreme Court will agree to hear it and I don’t know that we’ll get that on an age discrimination case that doesn’t have to do with employment. I think they’re going to give gun dealers a pretty wide berth to do what they want.
    In both cases you are describing the legal system getting involved.

    Of course I understand the Supreme Court comes last but sooner or later this issue (age discrimination as is relates to firearms) is going to end up in court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Just because something happens all the time doesn't make it legal.
    I believe you're trying to stretch the argument. I think everyone is having a knee jerk reaction because it's what is done when any limits or regulations are suggested on guns of any type. But this isn't at all related to laws, governmental regulations or bans. This is simply a business making a policy for their business. It does not seem to do so based on ethical standards or morals. It simply is a matter of not wanting to be tied to a future school shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Ball-fan View Post
    I thought that this discussion was about Dick's stopping the sale of Assault-Style Weapons...didn't realize that you were specifically talking about age restrictions.

    If it became the standard trend with weapon enthusiasts to stockpile pipe bombs (because of their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms), should Dick's be forced to carry them in their inventory?
    When did the term "assault weapons" shift to "assault style weapons" and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmom View Post
    I believe you're trying to stretch the argument. I think everyone is having a knee jerk reaction because it's what is done when any limits or regulations are suggested on guns of any type. But this isn't at all related to laws, governmental regulations or bans. This is simply a business making a policy for their business. It does not seem to do so based on ethical standards or morals. It simply is a matter of not wanting to be tied to a future school shooting.
    Exactly Bud’s should be able to open another store or two because of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20 View Post
    When did the term "assault weapons" shift to "assault style weapons" and why?
    Websters calls these assault rifles. Sounds like potato = potatoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmom View Post
    I believe you're trying to stretch the argument. I think everyone is having a knee jerk reaction because it's what is done when any limits or regulations are suggested on guns of any type. But this isn't at all related to laws, governmental regulations or bans. This is simply a business making a policy for their business. It does not seem to do so based on ethical standards or morals. It simply is a matter of not wanting to be tied to a future school shooting.
    Exactly what argument am I trying to stretch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20 View Post
    When did the term "assault weapons" shift to "assault style weapons" and why?
    That's what Dick's called them in their press release, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    Websters calls these assault rifles. Sounds like potato = potatoe.
    What is an assault rifle? Do you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20 View Post
    When did the term "assault weapons" shift to "assault style weapons" and why?
    Probably because assault style addresses the cosmetic similarities without calling it an assault weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20 View Post
    What is an assault rifle? Do you know?
    Assault Rifle | Definition of Assault Rifle by Merriam-Webster

    Shot the automatic and semi automatic version. I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    Assault Rifle | Definition of Assault Rifle by Merriam-Webster

    Shot the automatic and semi automatic version. I know.
    That is a torturous read since it starts with the very rough definition used by the military - selectable firing modes (they left out 3 round burst). After that - they use the Sugarmann terminology.

    Josh Sugarmann invented the modern terminology - not Webster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20 View Post
    When did the term "assault weapons" shift to "assault style weapons" and why?
    I don't know, that's just the way that it was presented in the headlines today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    Assault Rifle | Definition of Assault Rifle by Merriam-Webster

    Shot the automatic and semi automatic version. I know.
    Classifying a gun an assault rifle because of the way it looks is just stupid. Glock makes a full auto pistol? Does that make all glocks assault weapons since they all basically look the same? Is the Mossberg 715T an assault rifle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegrasscard View Post
    That is a torturous read since it starts with the very rough definition used by the military - selectable firing modes (they left out 3 round burst). After that - they use the Sugarmann terminology.

    Josh Sugarmann invented the modern terminology - not Webster.
    Sorry I don’t look to Josh Sugarmann for definitions. When he and Webster get together and modify things I’ll be down.

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