Anonymous
Anonymous asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 1 month ago

Are most civilian owned assault weapons used for hunting or other  purposes?

8 Answers

Relevance
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    First off, the AR-15 and civilian AK-47 are not assault weapons. They do not have full auto or selective fire capabilities like military versions of rifles do. Most are owned for home defense and recreational shooting. Quite a few are used for non-game hunting like feral hogs and coyotes. The AR-10 is legal for game hunting wherever there is not a shotgun or bow only restriction. 

  • 1 month ago

    What are these "assault weapons" of which you speak?

  • Phil
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Assault weapons (fully automatic as what a "Assault weapon" is defined as) is not legal for hunting.  And they are used for other purposes. Every one of them. . . .fun.

    Semi-automatic firearms with cosmetic features that make them look like "assault weapons" are quite often used for hunting.

    If you actually knew anything about hunting or firearms, you would know this.

    Stop believing everything you are told and read a book once in a while.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Where I live (NY) we are allowed to use a .223 for deer hunting.

    I have a very nice assault rifle, in fact I have two. One has a scope

    and one has iron sights. They are very useful assault rifles.

  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • JOHN B
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    A civilian cannot own a military assault weapon without a permit or license investigated and registered by and with the FBI and BATF.

    They can own a rifle that is a cosmetic copy of one. I call it a "Defense Weapon".

  • 1 month ago

    Target shooting is one main use,    the 223 is not legal for most of the big game in the USA.  

  • 1 month ago

    Modern sporting rifles can be used for hunting. Mostly just target shooting and competition. But many have them for personal protection.

  • Mr.357
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I live in a free state and there is nothing defined as an assault weapon.  Sorry I can't answer your question.

Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.