Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The "Assault Weapon," Then and Now

"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." --Two--Four

I only want to add that the civilian AR-15 is not the military grade assault rifle the media leads you to believe, it is a step down being only a semi-automatic and not fully automatic as military weapons are. So the above point is actually stronger as modern civilian weaponry is not as equal to modern military weaponry as it was in 1789.

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