Skip to comments.The AR-15 Isn’t An Assault Rifle Nor Is It A Weapon Of War
Posted on 02/19/2021 7:43:59 AM PST by Onthebrink
With President Joe Biden in the White House and Democrat control of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate, owners of AR-15 and similar firearms have a valid reason for concern. Such guns have been targeted for legislation including registration, increased background checks, and even outright bans.
Many who want to see such firearms banned try to use terms that, while sound scary, don’t really apply to the AR-15.
(Excerpt) Read more at 19fortyfive.com ...
A farmer with knowledge of chemistry can make a weapon of war...
Maxine Waters (D)emented, CA - “It is whatever WE say it is!”....................
A kitchen knife taped to end of a broom stick can be a “weapon of war”
The Founders knew what they were doing when they guaranteed that the citizenry has the right to well armed.
Please identify to me any weapon that we have today that has not been used in war.
Hint - you cant, simply because every type of weapon from rocks to rockets has been used in warfare.
Shhhhhhhhh! Doesn’t have to be a farmer or one with knowledge of chemistry. Uh, I mean, uh..........
Precisely. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a “weapon of war” or not. If it can be used to defend your life and your liberty, the founders understood it was necessary that you have legal access to it.
I found it fascinating how many liberals suddenly found Jesus vis-a-vis guns when President Trump was in office. They were so paranoid that he was going to be a tyrant that they armed up like never before, with many buying their first guns while their little gun-grabber friends looked on in horror. Between that and the unmitigated disaster of the riots in cities across America that the Democrats refused to address, people were feeling unsafe and they armed up in response.
Let’s see how quickly they forget. My hope is that their paranoia about President Trump and their experience of living in and around the chaos of cities under siege by anarchists taught them valuable lessons about why firearms are so critically important.
The citizenry on the other hand appears, for a lot anyway, not to understand just what that meant.
A Mossberg 500 series hunting shotgun (perhaps the most popular shotgun for the last 50 years) is a weapon of war - the US Army currently uses the Mossberg 590. The most popular hand gun in the world, a 9mm semi-auto, is a weapon of war - the US Army uses a Sig Saur 9mm pistol. The Remington 700 deer rifle is a weapon of war - until a few years ago a version of the Remington 700 was the standard US Army sniper rifle. The AR-15 has never been used by the US Army and is not a weapon of war.
If I hit you in the head with a brick, have I not just ‘assaulted’ you with a ‘weapon’?
Which of courseis theuur ultimate goal anyway.
A High Capacity Media Transmission Device is a Weapon of War.
Ask Goliath. LOL!
So does this make my AR-7 OK?
Trench guns (shotguns) were weapons of war, and I suspect they still are somewhere. If we register our MSRs, they’ll go after the FUD guns next.
I will give this guy’s article credit for one very important fact that even 2A defenders omit from their argument. The fact that throughout American history private citizens legally possessed weapons superior to our military. This even went as far in the early to mid 19th century to artillery as river flatboats often carried swivel cannon to defend against pirates, private forts, like Ft Bridger, possessed cannon, merchant ships routinely carried naval ordnance. In the early 20th century citizens, particularly in the West and Southwest possessed semi auto rifles like the Remington Model 8 and Winchester 1907. One can see bad guy Warren Oates using a Model 8 in Ride the High Country. When I first saw this flick in high school I thought it an egregious error. But director Sam Peckinpah knew his stuff.
I think this history of civilian ownershio should constantly be put forward as the norm, not as some modern day excess.
The gun grabbers seem to make the argument that any weapon that looks “scary” is bad. The AR-15 is no more lethal or powerful than lots of other guns with a conventional look and wooden stock, but is demonized because it resembles a military weapon. Of course the media is totally ignorant and perpetuates the mythology that any weapon that looks like a military weapon has almost mythical powers of destruction.
Liberals fail to note they eat with assault weapons and drive one to work.
...and now it’s simply a part of the muddy bottom of the last lake I went canoeing in.
Sorry, but projectiles, bricks or otherwise, used by Antifa / BLM are not considered "weapons" or "assault" by the media or the Dimocrats.
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