Comment on The Wrong Way To Argue About Assault Weapons by Charlie
From Comments for The Captain's Journal
November 25, 2012 - 11:29pm
An "Assault Weapon" is a select fire rifle or Personal Defense Weapon (PDW), which means that it can operate in semi-auto or full-auto mode. The M-14, M-16 and MP5 are examples of such weapons.
The manufacture of transferable "Assault Weapons" (the ones you and I can buy) has been banned since 1986, and there are very few of them in the hands of American civilians, and those few are highly valued collectors items. The rifles these ignorant persons are talking about are "Modern Sporting Rifles". The fact that they can use normal capacity magazines in no way affects their utility at the range or the deer camp.
In the '80s it was rare to find a modern sporting rifle on the deer lease. These days you'd be hard pressed to find anything else!
Will these morons next insist that the only weapons legal for civilians to own are flint-locks?
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