4 Myths About "Assault Rifles"Submitted by thenung on Sun, 02/17/2013 - 04:26
"Myth #1: Guns like this AR-15 are called 'assault-rifles.'
The reality: They're not. They're called 'modern sporting rifles,' or just simply "rifles.'
Whether out of deviousness or ignorance, the media and politicians have persisted in their use of the term, 'assault rifle.' The use of this term makes people associate the military-style, fully-automatic machine guns they see spraying death and destruction in Hollywood with what's in their neighbor's gun closet/safe. Despite there being around 150 million gun owners in America, only an infinitesimal amount actually possess fully-automatic 'assault rifles' as you see in the movies."
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