Saturday, July 26, 2014

No such thing as an assault rifle...

despite loads of evidence to the contrary:
This is just the tip of the iceberg since there are loads of old ads that call them exactly that.

And you wonder why I call you lot the Reality Challenged Right?  Or is that yet another characteristic of the condition?


  1. I'm not really wrapped around the axle about naming. What it boils down to is that they were used in less than 2.5% of all firearm homicides in 2012. And I have one. It isn't my favorite rifle, but its a tool of my trade.

    1. It seems like just yesterday that you guys were claiming that no murders were ever committed with assault weapons. That was going around the gun-nut blogs like wildfire until it was laughed out of existence. Now, we're up to 2.5%. Do you think that figure is rising? It should be given the sales records over the last couple years. What do you think?

    2. "Do you think that figure is rising?"

      A good question Mike. Welcome back by the way. Homicides with any kind of rifle seems to be declining, much like firearm homicides overall have.

      1997 638
      2000 396
      2005 442
      2012 322

      The FBI doesn't differentiate between types of rifles, so the number is almost certainly lower.

    3. So how many dead people equals 2.5 %?

    4. We've all been well aware that the overall number of murders is going down. But, the PERCENTAGE that is committed with assault weapons might still be going up, right? It would stand to reason since the sales of these guns has gone through the roof in recent years.

    5. So your trade is killing? That's what any gun is made , to do.