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The Assault Weapon Myth

Posted by FactReal on January 31, 2013

There is NO such Thing as an “Assault Weapon”
Via DanaLoeschRadio.com:

First and foremost there is no such thing as an “assault weapon.” Any device used to assault (a behavior or action) someone can be defined as an “assault weapon.” There exist fully automatic firearms and semi automatic firearms, period. There technically is no such thing as an “assault rifle,” either…The problem with using this phrase to define scary-looking rifles is that it betrays a gross lack of knowledge on firearms…[C]alling any of these rifles “assault rifles” used in the Sandy Hook shooting and any other such tragedies…it’s simply nothing more than irresponsible reporting and commentary from individuals who should know better.

…It’s a tactic to encourage public prejudice against scary-looking guns and part of the overall strategy to ban them outright. You can purchase a pellet gun that is closely modeled to resemble an AR-15; just because it looks like an AR-15 (and AR stands for the manufacturer’s name, ArmaLite, not ”assault rifle”) doesn’t mean that it’s an “assault rifle,” no more than a semi-automatic similar in looks to a fully automatic makes the semi an “assault rifle.”

If the left can move conservatives into using their misused terminology, they’ve already won ground in the anti-Second Amendment battle. When we start taking on the language of the left, we are no longer defending our position, we will have ceded it. We can’t afford such mistakes.

Semi-automatic weapons fire one bullet with each trigger pull
Via The Washington Times:

Obama and his allies, such as Mrs. Feinstein, deliberately misuse the term “assault weapon” to confuse the public. Assault weapons are machine guns, automatic rifles that continue to fire until the trigger is released. These guns have been highly regulated since 1934 and are never used in crimes. The guns that this [Feinstein’s] congressional bill targets are simply the standard semi-automatic weapons that fire one bullet with each trigger pull.

The AR-15 fires small caliber bullets (.22), which has one-tenth the power of the standard military round
(AR stands for the manufacturer’s name, ArmaLite, not “Assault Rifle”)
Via The Washington Times:

The best illustration of this deception is Mrs. Feinstein’s placing of the “Armalite M15 22LR Carbine” on her list of items that she claims have the sole purpose “to hold at the hip if possible, to spray fire to be able to kill large numbers.” This particular weapon fires a .22 long rifle cartridge, which has one-tenth the power of the standard military round and is generally suited for plinking tin cans or hunting small varmints. It simply looks like a military rifle, which fits Mrs. Feinstein’s effort to eliminate items that look scary to her.

SEMI-AUTOMATICS 101 (Aired 1/18/2013)
National & World champion pistol shooter Jessie Duff demonstrates the different caliber and firing power of semi-automatic rifles (including the AR-15) on the Hannity Show.
(Jessie Duff’s sites: Twitter, Facebook)

Other video source: here

GUN MYTHS DEBUNKED (Aired 1/22/2013)
Jessie Duff: “These are all semiautomatic firearms and when you pull the trigger once it fires once. They don’t spray bullets everywhere like you see in Hollywood or in the movies or video games.”
Feinstein’s List of Banned Guns, Bill Text, Analyses (PDF)
Senate Gun Hearing: Videos the Media Won’t Show You (1/30/2013)
Hollywood Hypocrites Demand Gun Control while Glamorizing Gun Violence in their Films (Video)
Obama sent guns to Mexican cartels, but wants to disarm Americans

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