Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Assault Weapon KoolAid

All of you reading this that already know the difference between an assault rifle and a semi-automatic rifle; I think this video might help you explain it to your friends, family, and coworkers that don’t know the difference. For those of you that don’t, or think you do, but aren’t sure, please watch this video all the way through. The press and the government have been demonizing the weapons instead of the shooters for far too long.

To hear someone call an AR-15 or an AK-47 assault rifles makes my skin crawl as bad as someone calling a magazine a “clip”. There is a difference. Please learn it. I own an AR-15. It’s a gas operated semi-automatic rifle. It goes bang one time for every time I pull the trigger. Mine is not a select fire weapon that can be fired either in semi-automatic or fully automatic mode. I don’t even know anyone that owns one of these.

Lastly, before the video, AR is not an acronym for Assault Rifle. It’s the designation given to it by its creator ArmaLite, Inc. It's short for ARmaLite.

Be safe.

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