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    Seems to be an honest article there . . . surprising from New York Times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADfields View Post
    Seems to be an honest article there . . . surprising from New York Times.
    I thought same thing. Lots of truth in the article.

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    Yeah, only one major lie. Semiauto rifles are not assault rifles.
    It is rather surprising to see a leftist outfit get to the truth of the matter rather than going for their gun ban agenda. Maybe to many folks are seeing the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbuck351 View Post
    Yeah, only one major lie. Semiauto rifles are not assault rifles.
    It is rather surprising to see a leftist outfit get to the truth of the matter rather than going for their gun ban agenda. Maybe to many folks are seeing the truth.
    The author did say the gun control advocates themselves defined assault rifles on a political front. I already sent it off to friends that need to read truths like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbuck351 View Post
    Yeah, only one major lie. Semiauto rifles are not assault rifles.
    It is rather surprising to see a leftist outfit get to the truth of the matter rather than going for their gun ban agenda. Maybe to many folks are seeing the truth.
    I have never understood calling a semiauto only rifle an assault rifle. Yet it is an acceptable term to those that don't really know.

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    I think I understand why.

    It's just a term that sounds BAD, so that the anti-gun crowd can create fear of guns and gun owners.

    They could do the same thing with lots of other terms. It's not the incorrectness of the term itself, but what they use if for, that is of concern to me.

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    I've never understood calling ANY rifle or weapon an "ASSAULT" rifle, as that term did not exist before about 1990, and was invented by the mainstream media. Even our Armed Forces don't issue "Assault rifles". They are called "Service Rifles". And don't try the made up stuff of the Germans or the Russians in WW2 issuing "Assault Rifles". They never used the term themselves. What they did call them was "Sturmgewehr", which translated is "Storm Rifle". Not "Assault Rifle". If you want to call them "Paramilitary", that would be accurate.
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    Let's call'em "parafreedom" rifles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
    I think I understand why.

    It's just a term that sounds BAD, so that the anti-gun crowd can create fear of guns and gun owners.

    They could do the same thing with lots of other terms. It's not the incorrectness of the term itself, but what they use if for, that is of concern to me.

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    Bingo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbuck351 View Post
    Yeah, only one major lie. Semiauto rifles are not assault rifles.
    It is rather surprising to see a leftist outfit get to the truth of the matter rather than going for their gun ban agenda. Maybe to many folks are seeing the truth.
    Techniqualy an assault rifle is one with which you "assaulted someone or something" regardless of the action style. Basically an assault with a "deadly weapon", and perhaps no more dangerous than riding the subway in New York or Chicago. ALL armed assaults don't lead to shootings some are just in deffense of life and property and the show of potential force is enough to defuse a situation, BECAUSE few people actually want to catch a few rounds out of the muzzle end of ANY firearm.
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