To quote Tam:
Listening to media personalities and politicians pontificating on firearms and firearms laws is like listening to eighth graders pontificate on sex.
They sure don’t let lack of any first hand knowledge dampen their enthusiastically-held opinions.
These weapons are meant for war. Trench warfare in World War I led to the development of a compact firearm that could fire many bullets quickly at short range. Subcompact machine guns, like the “Tommy Gun,” were quickly adopted by U.S. criminals and outlawed in 1934.
The Nazis perfected assault weapons with the “father of all assault rifles,” the STG 44, which gave rise to machine guns like the M-16 or AK-47. Forty years later, the semi-automatic descendants of these weapons, such as the AR-15 assault rifle and UZI assault pistol, were being used by criminals to terrorize American streets.
Just count the misinformation! And the kicker:
The NRA and its supporters don’t like the term “assault rifle.” Instead, they dub them “sport rifles” and suggest they are important for self-defense or hunting. But neither self-defense nor deer hunting requires a 30-round magazine.
They know NOTHING about guns, history, war, or how they work…but they know what YOU need to defend your life, hunt, or enjoy a day at the range.
BTW Jason Kilgore jumps in to help his boss out by linking this! A long, fact-free VPC “Report” that shows pictures of bolt-action military rifles and full-auto sub-machine guns.
See? That’s why we need to ban AR-15s and magazines that hold more than ten….or something.
BTW I also like the junk-on-the-bunk picture of all the old top-break revolvers, one old pocket pistol, and a bolt-action .22 in an article about all the “Assault Weapons” on our streets!
They’re total idiots…but man we should trust them!