|Mary Rosh Knows Cosmetics|
Gunloons well-versed in firearms know this isn't true; other gunloons are simply ignorant. A common thread is to claim lethality is what makes an assault weapon. Thus, according to gunloons, features that don't directly contribute to lethality are merely "cosmetic."
It's a false premise.
If pure lethality were what makes a combat firearm militarily effective, then we'd equip troops with a TAC-50. But we don't. Why is in Part II.