There is no such thing as an “assault weapon.” The term does not exist in the firearms vernacular. There is a similar, proper term: “assault rifle.” But that defines a class of full-size, fully-automatic rifles, not the carbine-length, semi-autos that are typically misnamed. The offending term was invented by the gun grabbers to demonize a class of firearms based solely on their looks. Their goal was to fool the public into thinking that these firearm are somehow more dangerous than others and garner support for them to be banned . . .
Unfortunately their strategy worked, as evidenced by the recently sunsetted federal “Assault Weapons” ban and those bans still existing in several states. You will notice that the laws banning “assault weapons” actually have to define the term in the law’s verbiage, since it is a fictitious.
It is incumbent upon us, gun-owning Americans, not to fall into their trap and continue their farce. Otherwise, we are accepting their lies. A better name for these firearms are “sporting rifle,” “defense rifle” or simply “rifle” or “carbine.”
The gun grabbers’ strategy of lies has been so successful, in fact, that they are using the tactic again by renaming standard magazines with the invented term “assault clips.”
Same issue with the term: “high-capacity magazine.” The gun grabber’s use of the term is a lie. 20- and 30-round magazines for rifles are “normal capacity” or “standard capacity.” 12 to 20-round handgun magazine for full-sized handguns are also “normal” capacity.
What the gun grabbers call “standard capacity” for 10 round magazines for firearms that are designed hold more than 10, are really “neutered” magazines.
Let’s refuse to be pawns of our enemy by using correct terminology, OK?