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Yes, here in Texas you can hunt deer and wild hogs with an "assault gun". I do it all the time with my AR-15. It works and I have plenty of venison and hog meat in my freezer, it's good food.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
do you find it to be great 'sport' hunting deer and wild boar with an AR-15? You could buy steaks for less than the cost of your clips and you wouldn't risk endangering other hunters firing off bursts of bullets from automatic weapons. I'm not anti-gun, but I don't understand the need for assault rifles for hunting or other non-military/ police purposes.
"you wouldn't risk endangering other hunters firing off bursts of bullets from automatic weapons."
I think that the way they avoid this problem in Texas is by shooting the wild hogs from helicopters. Adds a little bit more to the cost of the steaks but it's safer and keeps the mud off your boots.
After recently retiring last year from the USARMY, I used M-16/M-4s for much of my career. The NFA actually banned the citizenry use of automatic weapons in 1934? Aside from the military, police and select federal agents, why would anyone need an automatic weapon? The sole purpose of putting a weapon on auto is to suppress enemy fire. Thats it. As far as hitting someone or something on auto, it is hit or miss at best. You are FAR more accurate and lethal using semi. And the speed at which you consume ammo on auto and the cost of that ammo would make using auto fire VERY expensive. Being a S-4/Property book officer, if I recall correctly, cost of mil spec NATO 7.62 ball rounds were close to 70 cents a piece and I procured them in bulk pallet. And the armor piercing were close to $4 a pop!! Even the blank rounds were 30 cents a pop I believe. What we used mostly were ball, frangible, tracer (dim tracer) and blank ammo for training. For combat, we used NATO ball, special, as it produced the most accurate trace.