Someone I know as a gun enthusiast mentioned to me that he has a friend with an assortment of ‘assault’ weapons. His choice of words gave me pause. I pointed out to him that he was giving support to a false media/political narrative. I said unless his friend has a very expensive federal license, with plenty of ‘hoops’ to jump through for automatic weapons, that he did not own any so-called ‘assault’ weapons.

Assault is a behavior; you can use a toothpick to ‘assault’ someone, the weapon would be the toothpick…I pointed out that his friend owned typical/legal semi-auto firearms. We need to use proper terms, not political hype to push a left-wing political agenda meant to demonize lawful gun owners. He agreed.

Mark Shean

Author of GUN SENSE

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