What the heck is an assault weapon, anyway?
“Assault weapon” is a made-up, unicorn term used by people who don’t know anything about guns. When anti-gun individuals talk about “assault weapons,” they’re usually referring to semi-automatic rifles. These are just modern sporting rifles that shoot one bullet at a time.
Proponents of the incessantly proposed assault weapons ban, however, believe that adding a couple of cosmetic features to semi-automatic rifles cause the bullets come out faster. These additional features, they argue, turn the rifle into an “assault weapon.” Obviously this is untrue.
The Left purposefully conflates the term “assault weapon” with semi-automatic guns to manipulate people into being comfortable with the idea of banning semi-automatic firearms.
The bottom line: cosmetic features don’t make guns “shootier.” Not even close.
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What is an “assault weapon?”
“Assault weapon” is a made-up, unicorn term used by people who don’t know anything about guns. Usually when anti-gun individuals talk about “assault weapons,” they’re actually talking about semi-automatic rifles. They’re talking about modern sporting rifles that, with one squeeze of the trigger, fire one bullet.
In the assault weapons ban, the incessantly proposed assault weapons ban, they want to state that if you have a semi-automatic rifle and you add three or more cosmetic features, somehow that makes the bullets come out faster, such as if you have a barrel shroud with a collapsable stock and a pistol grip.
It doesn’t do this at all.
The Left purposefully uses this term to conflate “assault weapons” with semi-automatic weapons so they can get people to be comfortable with the idea of banning semi-automatic guns.
Cosmetic features don’t make a gun “shootier.” Not at all.
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