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SO WHAT IS AN ‘ASSAULT RIFLE’ REALLY? WE LOOK AT THE DEFINITIONS AND HOW THE TERM IS ‘DEMONIZED’

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Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

By now if you haven’t figured out that the media and politicians like Dianne Feinstein are playing a shell game on you when they use the term assault rifle to confuse you with weapons of war. 

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This is a great article appearing in The Blaze that will make the reader quite conversant on the difference.  

Sadly we keep electing ignorant peoples with an agenda to be our rulers.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message. 

“Make a promise to yourself that you will stop calling rifles ‘assault weapons.’”

That’s what Glenn Beck said on his morning radio show Thursday as he discussed AR-15s. But why? Is an AR-15 not an assault rifle? Does the “AR” in AR-15 not stand for “assault rifle”?

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A man with an AR-15, which is a semi-automatic rifle allowed for civilian ownership. (Photo: Shutterstock.com)

A man with an AR-15, which is a semi-automatic rifle allowed for civilian ownership. (Photo: Shutterstock.com)

It doesn’t. In fact, it doesn’t mean “automatic rifle” either, as many might think. AR actually stands for ArmaLite rifle, which is the company that first developed it in the 1950s.

It seems that there is a lot of confusion as to the difference between military rifles and those designed for civilian ownership, especially because of the language often used to describe the latter. The most popular terms to describe the weapons at the center of the recent gun control debate are “military-style” and “assault.” These words have long been used to to describe civilian firearms like the AR-15, but some consider it an inappropriate association that is deliberately being made to “demonize” the guns. (Complete article below.)

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