There is much confusion between the terms Assault Weapon and Assault Rifle and both the gun control advocates and 2nd Amendment advocates seem to be getting this wrong. The two are very different and the two terms have very different usages. The term Assault Weapon is a Progressive term created to scare people. The term Assault Rifle is a military term used to identify a specific type of firearm.
Lets begin with the real gun… the Assault rifle. The assault rifle most commonly recognized in our nation is the M-16. It was created to provide greater firepower in a smaller/lighter package. It once had full auto capability but is now limited to burst. That is exactly what makes it an Assault Rifle, light, fairly small and burst or full auto.
The Assault Weapon is a leftist term created to confuse people. It is a term applied to semi-automatic firearms which look like Assault Rifles, i.e. AR-15. Leftists and some on the right think that AR means Assault Rifle but it doesn’t. AR is short for Armalite. It is the semi-automatic version of the M-16 designed by Eugene Stoner. Unlike the M-16 which, depending on the year made, each time you pull the trigger you either empty the magazine or fire a burst of bullets with the AR you get one bullet per trigger pull. The AR is, again, a semi-automatic civilian rifle that looks like an Assault Rifle.
This tactic is very effective because there are so many people in this country who do not know much about firearms and because the M-16 and AR-15 look virtually identical.
Well as usual the left has now turned it’s sights on another minority Conservative. This time it is Ben Carson who is clearly a brilliant man even if you don’t agree with his politics, which I do. Any Conservative or Libertarian who makes waves nationally that is anything other than a white male is eviscerated by the leftists in the media and the Democrat Party. It is not merely enough for liberals to disagree with a minority Conservative but those individuals must be absolutely destroyed. Continue reading →
The state of New York would like to force it’s citizens to buy liability insurance in order to own a gun. This is being push by some as “common sense” measures to save lives. Not really sure why new regulations, more red tape, spending more money and making it more difficult to legally own a gun will somehow effect criminals in a positive manner. How many people actually think that a crack dealer will run out and submit to a universal background check, take a gun class, pay for a permit and then buy insurance? I’m sorry but if you believe that “here’s your sign”.
According to a recent article on FoxNews.com there will be no charges filed against the father of the child who posted a photograph of his son holding a rifle. Um… good! The father committed no crime, the child committed no crime and if there were any crimes committed they were on the part of the person making the false report and the authorities who treated this family like criminals for doing absolutely nothing wrong. Continue reading →