Skip to comments.Those nasty 'assault weapons'
Posted on 01/02/2013 10:09:04 AM PST by Perseverando
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Can anyone in Washington define assault weapon?
Can Barack Obama?
Can Dianne Feinstein?
It is a meaningless term designed by people like Feinstein, who would prefer to ban all or most firearms, specifically to confuse the public.
Yesterday, Obama said on Meet the Press that he would work hard on banning assault weapons and what he calls high-capacity magazines.
Of course, definitions were in short supply.
So what is an assault weapon?
Quite simply, its whatever the government says it is.
Does that shock you?
In the past, so-called assault weapons have been banned for manufacture and sale to citizens of the U.S. merely on the basis of what they look like, not because they behave any differently from ordinary semi-automatic weapons that fire one round at a time.
Automatic weapons, which fire multiple rounds with one pull of the trigger, have been strictly regulated under gun control laws since 1934.
But in 1994, Congress took a step toward banning semi-automatic weapons, which represent the vast majority of firearms sold and purchased by citizens in the U.S., by adopting the meaningless term assault weapons based solely on how they look and how scary they sound.
Thats when certain models of AR-15s were banned, along with AK-47s, even though they are simply semi-automatic weapons like most other rifles manufactured and sold. For instance, the 1994 law banned semiautomatic rifles with a pistol grip and a bayonet mount. In addition, the law also restricted some magazines that carried more than 10 rounds. In all, 18 firearms models were banned.
At the time, it wasnt important to gun-grabbers that their action was a mere gesture. It served two purposes:
1) It set a precedent for future classifications of firearms as assault
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I remember an identification of an “assault rifle” from a few years back...Let’s see If I can remember it.
Not the exact words, but you should get the point.
A firearm designed for sporting purposes may not be deemed sutable for sporting purposes by the Government.
I remember back in the 60s it was “Saturday Night Special”. Most shooters had a vague idea of what that was but the gun control advocates tried to make it mean anything they wanted.
I also remember the JFK assassination was used to pass the 68 gun control act which is still a major thorn in our side. Think about it tho. It took 5 years from the assassination until the bill passed and it took a scumbag like LBJ to get it passed.
I can’t wait to see the horror of the press when they discover a scoped 30-06 deer rifle has far more killability over far greater distances than an AR.
MY GOD!!! SNIPERS IN EVERY HOME!!
Wait for it. It will happen. Sure, you lose the spray and pray bit. But think about it. It’s...(insert horror movie score music here) ...
A weapon of terror!!!!
Those exact words will be used. I’d bet the farm on it. We cannot guard against such a stealth weapon. Children could be picked off without ever knowing where the shot came from!
Is 2 protected by 1 by way of the Preamble?
A1: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...(i.a.)
A2: (i.a.)...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Preamble: (i.a.)..all men are created equal and endowed by their creator (God) certain unalienable rights.
Flow: God has given every human being the right to defend themselves in all circumstances that threaten their immediate and long-term liberty. The right to keep and bear arms is a free exercise of one’s religion (faith and belief).
The second is protected by the first. Thoughts?
A local radio station is highlighting a weekend MSM broadcast that is stating that the “Obama-ault” weapon was indeed found in the trunk and was NOT used in the killing.
In a sane world, this would be further proof of the complete sleaziness of the Obamadork, the Pelosib*tch, and Whorehouse Harry.
But, then again, we are living with the progeny of public schools and bottom of the SAT barrel journalism majors.
I thought about it. You’re history is off. The Handgun Control Act was passed in the wake of RFK’s (and MLK’s)assasination, not JFK’s, who was killed with a rifle.
But I agree, much evil has flowed from that law and the 1934 one.
Already happening. The hoplophobes are after .30-06 and 7.62 NATO as “armor piercing” ammo.
Perhaps all of 0bama's agencies purchased those MILLIONS of rounds of ammo because they knew something would happen shortly afterwards that would suck up all available ammo?
If it's Black it's an assault weapon. Also if it's brown, grey, blue, or silver. Made from metal, plactic, wood, or paper, or any other natural or synthetic material. If it looks scary.
As I remember it.
And to think, in 1962 Thomas J Dodd and Emaual Cellar proposed the first federal law on common firearms.
1962; We dont want to take away your guns, we ONLY want to register handguns! Rifles and shotguns will not be affected.
1964: We only want to register all your guns, not ban them! Only Army surplus guns will be banned.
1968: We only want to register your guns, and ban Saturday Night Specials and small foreign handguns along with army surplus rifles! (They got the ban on 5 shot army surplus rifles and handguns and small foreign pistols)
1970: We only want to ban Saturday night specials! large handguns and rifles will not be affected! There was also a call at this time to ban all private possession of ALL GUNS.
1976: We only want to ban all handguns! Long guns will not be affected!
1981: The NRA should give up their handguns, and they can keep their rifles!- Lee Grant on GMA
1984: We must ban assault Rifles, unsuitable for hunting!
1989: George Bush bans import of foreign made assault rifles”.
1992: Assault rifle ban passed by Clinton.
2000: first calls to ban single shot .50 cal rifles...
It has always been about handguns. Assault rifles was just a decoy to try and get their anti-gun foot in the door.
Once they get a ban on AWs then they will use the same reasons to go after handguns.
John Kennedy killed with a 5 shot bolt action rifle.
Bobby Kennedy with a .22 Iver Johnson Cadet revolver.
George Wallace wounded with a 5 shot Charter Arms .38spl.
Gerald Ford attacked with a 7 shot 1911 semi auto.
Edmond OK post office with two National Guard 7 shot 1911 pistols.
Ronald Reagan and Jim Brady with an RG-14 .22 pistol.
What do they all have in common? NONE over 7 rounds, yet after each one came a cry of panic to ban them.
All this gagging over “proper” use of the term “assault weapons” is useless and indeed, a distraction.
The government is trying to limit easy access to credible “fighting” weapons: simple as that. Obviously, because they don’t want to have to face a credible fighting force made up of Americans that would no longer abide by their edicts.
Those who would defend their rights as enumerated by the Second Amendment need no more justification than declaring the illegitimacy of any American government that seeks to circumvent the “consent of the governed.”
That is a good summary.
I do remember Bush banning foreign assault rifles. I also remember Bush Jr. banning imports of products from China North who made a large number of pretty decent copies of famous American guns.