Thursday, December 20, 2012
Assault Weapons - Sounds and Looks Scary Deceptions
Donald Sensing has a post up, illustrated with photos, which examines the deceptions surrounding all the talk regarding banning assault weapons. Well worth looking into so you will not be deceived by the sound of the words “assault weapons” falling out of mouths of politicians.
“Assault weapon” primer, illustrated.
UPDATE: One more relevant point.
There is a ghastly ahistoricity in these complaints against the antiquity of the Second Amendment. What very few understand is the power-relations of the progression of arms in the past five hundred years. In 1789, the flintlock musket was the “assault weapon” of its day. It was every bit as dangerous and menacing then as the AR-15 is now. Anyone who doubts this need only reflect upon the fact that civilians took their weapons into battle against the greatest military power in the world, and prevailed.