Actually, the Walmarts in my neck of the woods do sell military style black rifles (what Chucky calls an assault weapon). Until recently, they had offerings from Colt, DPMS, Windam Weaponry, Bushmaster and Sig in stock.
You want to know why an assault weapons ban won’t pass? Just look at that fact: they sell them at Walmart. These are not exotic weapons any longer. They are completely mainstream.
I think I remember that way back when, WallMart didn't sell them. I think you are right that the ban and having leftists want to ban them all the time, plus movies, has made them a must have rifle. So much so that there are a lot more owners now than back during the first ban.
Assault rifles are full auto. WalMart does not sell Class 3 firearms.
CA has managed to take all guns out of all Walmarts in this state. They can sell bb and pellet pistols and rifles, but only have ammo for all other firearms (if you can find ammo in stock). CA sucks.
What is MORE, Wal-Mart does not sell so called “assault weapons”, WHY? What IS an assault weapon? It is defined by the media and the manipulators as being “military style” assault weapons. OK— what are the FACTs please?
They are semiautomatic rifles——which only LOOK like the military version... and have a BIG difference.
The US military calls these “Rifles”... then they are specifically designated “Assault Rifles”. “Assault Rifles” as defined by the military are “Select Fire” “Rifles” capable of being fire in “Semi-Automatic” OR “Automatic” mode (the automatic mode is known in common parlance as a machine gun). Machine guns have been banned for civilian ownership since 1934 (except for those who pursue and pay for a Class IV license and sign a waiver for the 4th Amendment rights for the weapon).
So— what should happen is we not let the media describe what is “bad”. We have been here before. That’s number one.
Number two is that the Second Amendment was created meaning the civilians, the citizens militia were to be armed just like the military. And, we have NOT been since 1934.
We cannot let the media and stupid people generalize what these rifles are-— define terms— make them understand and then-— demand they leave law abiding people alone with their un-trammelled and un-infringed rights.