Quote of the Day: Symbolism over Substance Edition

“This persistent confusion, 25 years after California enacted the first ‘assault weapon’ ban, is a product of a deliberately deceptive strategy encouraging people to conflate military-style guns with actual machine guns. That strategy has been so successful that the debate over ‘assault weapons’ is almost literally meaningless, with people supporting a policy they do not understand.” – Jacob Sullum in If It Feels Good, Do It [via reason.com]