Originally posted by ANNED
The BIG lie by the ANTIGUN people is that AR stands for assault rifle and that the AR is a military assault weapon.
This means that if someone tries to tell you that the AR15 is a assault weapon you can bust there chops and correct them.
Capitalizing "ANTIGUN" shows me you're one of those crazy gun nuts(not saying gun owners are crazy) who has been obsessing over this topic.
"LIE" is the part of that sentence that a sane person would have emphasized.
Yes, AR doesn't stand for Assault Rifle. But please show me someone using it the way you are saying. You're seeing things. you're confusing
people who are saying "AR-15 and other assault rifles." Some people might think it stands for assault rifle, that doesn't mean people in positions
of power are saying it stands for that.
The fact is it is an assault rifle and it is an assault weapon. I'm looking at the pictures now. That's clearly an assault rifle. And people are
talking about military STYLE weapons. It doesn't really matter if they are actually used in the military, Since the word style is used, it refers to
any weapons resembling them. BUT the AR-15 is essentially the same as the M16, which was used in the military.
So if someone says AR-15 stands for Assault Rifle, well yeah, you can bust their chops. But it is an assault rifle. You're just going to look dumb
or crazy if you try to argue otherwise.
You're basically trying to argue semantics, over something people aren't actually saying, nor something that you actually know the definition to.