posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 11:30 AM
Which of these is an assault rifle?
Believe it or not mechanically they are the same. Both are Ruger 10/22s. One has the traditional wood stock and grip, while the other has a
fiberglass grip and a polymer folding stock.
If Weapon "A" appeared on the evening news, it would probably be identified as a hunting rifle, while Weapon "B" would be called an assault weapon.
Several years ago, a man who was running for the State Senate came to the Hunting and Fishing club that I belong to, wanting to get a photo op to show
his support for gun ownership. He asked if he could pose with a rifle, so somebody handed him one that looked somewhat like Weapon "B". He handed it
back with the comment "No way am I going to be seen holding an assault rifle!". Another rifle that looked like Weapon "A" was handed to him and he
said "That's better" and had his picture taken. As it turned out both rifles were owned by a local gunsmith, who pulled the guy aside and said that
he had something to show him. The gunsmith disassembled both rifles and put the parts from the first rifle on the second and the parts from the
second on to the first.
The term "assault rifle" is meaningless. It is just media and political hype. Just like the media's habit of calling semi-automatic weapons,
Forget the guns, it is the mental health issue that should be addressed instead. Froggy on the Blackfive website has one of the best posts I have
seen on this. Please give it a read.
Gun Control vs. Teh Crazy
edit on 19-12-2012 by JIMC5499