(Tea Party 247) – An “assault weapon” isn’t a thing.
I know this, you know this, every sensible human being who understands what guns are and how they work knows this.
It’s just a term that gun-grabbers on the left have used to slap on to any gun that looks extra scary and shootey (especially the black ones) because they vaguely resemble the kinds of scary weapons that bad guys in movies use and hence tricks clueless and gullible non-gun-owners into believing is somehow more deadly than any other weapon.
The reality is that the faux designation of “assault weapons” can be and always is applied to such commonly-owned firearms as the AR-15 or the AK-47 which hundreds of thousands of Americans use for both personal defense and the principle of using their Second Amendment rights.
Firearms that are user-friendly, efficient, and can be used in the same way as every other weapon on earth–either for malice, self-defense, or in combat.
The idea of designating these firearms as “assault weapon” is an entirely calculated move to justify restricting or even confiscating weapons that every law-abiding American has every right under the Constitution and by God to own.
So this is exactly what Democrats in Arizona are going after in their latest move to restrict the Second Amendment in a state which otherwise has a relatively good record for defending.
Democrats in the Arizona Senate are pushing legislation that requires “assault weapons” throughout the state to be registered or surrendered.
The legislation, SB 1625, also provides the third option of rendering the firearm inoperable.
Moreover, the text of SB 1625 makes clear that the legislation ends not simply the ownership of “assault weapons,” but the manufacture of said firearms as well. An exception for manufacturing is provided for those making guns for police or military.
The statute to surrender said firearms also applies to “high capacity” magazines and certain semiautomatic pistols and shotguns.
This move comes as Democrats in Virginia are aggressively pursuing various measures to restrict the Second Amendment in a state whose motto, Sic Semper Tyrannis, declares a constant fight against tyranny.
The Democrat gun control push in Arizona comes as Democrats in Virginia are pushing an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban, the criminalization of private gun sales via universal background checks, gun rationing legislation that mandates no more than one handgun purchase a month, a ban on suppressors, and myriad other gun controls.