“Assault Weapons” aka “Scary Black Guns”
BOO! Are you scared yet? Hahahaha
“Assault Weapon” is a misnomer used by gun control advocates and people who learned everything they know from TV news. Please, unless you want to demonstrate to your friends that you have no idea what you’re talking about, try not to say assault weapon, assault rifle, assault pistol, etc. Additionally, try your very hardest not to pontificate about how nobody needs an assault rifle. That will make you sound even more biased and mis-informed.
Check out this video by Officer Leroy Pyle of the San Jose, CA Police Department. He gives a quick overview of the difference between fully automatic vs. semi-automatic and shows how the asthetic of the firearm itself influences news reports, public opinion and legislation.
Semi-Automatic Rifles (not Assault Rifles, though your friendly neigborhood politicians would like you to believe otherwise.) The first three rifles below are chambered in the same caliber – meaning they shoot the exact same bullets out the business end. They also shoot only one round per trigger pull. One of these looks scary. The other one looks generic. The third . . . you decide.
AR-15 (scary black gun)
Grandpa’s Rifle (not scary black gun)
Pink AR-15: Same as the “Scary Black Gun,” only pink. Let this roll around in your mind: why is the black one the one that’s targeted by lawmakers when it’s really the same as any other .223 rifle? Also, before you go and get all upset that this deadly object looks like a toy, it was painted by a man for his ADULT wife who keeps it in her safe and shoots it at the range. Children don’t play with this gun, nor are they manufactured for sale. Please, try to keep from peeing yourself on this one. Also, any comments left by people who did not read this post or any other accurate info on guns and just want to spout ignorance will quickly be deleted. Check out http://www.riflegear.com for more info on this pink rifle.
Fully Automatic AK-47 (more truly identified as an assault rifle). These are limited to military, police and civilians who have gone through extensive background check process. Very few reports of this gun used in crime – they are EXPENSIVE to obtain and own.
Semi-Automatic AK-47. Don’t let looks deceive. This is NOT the same gun as the one above. This firearm fires only one round per trigger pull. It is more similar to the first two firearms than the one above it even though cosmetically, it’s the most similar to the fully auto AK-47.
Got it? Good! Now promise never to discuss assault weapons in ignorance again!