posted on May, 12 2018 @ 10:55 AM
If not said already...thank you for using the proper term of "assault style" to describe the rifles. I, like every other responsible gun enthusiast,
abhor the violence that is being associated with these types of rifles, but the problem is not the scary black gun.
It is kind of like those Death Race movies, where they score points for killing people with cars. I can make my car into a menacing looking copy of
one of those and drive it all around legally (yes, I have seen a few on the roads before). People will stare, point it out to others, compliment it,
ask questions, many who have seen the movies will recognize it, etc.
It is just an odd, hobbyist type car until I start running people down with it...then it becomes a weapon...and scary. Just like a '92 Toyota Tercel
becomes once you start running people down with it (sorry Toyota...innocent looking example intended only). But the images of which one would stick
out most and make the headlines if the exact same amount of people were killed by the above two vehicles?
It is psychology and association.
Anyway, Sat. morning dose of two pennies.
Enjoy your day folks.