The media’s assault on ‘assault weapons’

Each time I read or hear the general media referring to “assault firearms,” I cringe. Why? Because many of them have little or no idea of what they’re talking about. The term “assault weapon” is an arbitrary (and politicized) phrase used all too often by the media to describe a collection of semi-automatic firearms that outwardly only “appear similar” to those used by the military but are not alike in actuality.




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