opinion by Tyler Yzaguirre
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- On Friday, April 6, 2018, U.S. District Judge William Young said assault weapons are military firearms and aren’t protected by the constitutional right to “bear arms.” However, he couldn’t be more wrong.
First and foremost, the term “Assault-Weapon” is a made up term by the gun control lobby to strike fear into the hearts and minds of Americans. Gun control activists rely very heavily on fear-based language to pursued Americans that guns are naturally evil, and that the only solution is to pass stricter gun control laws.
Assault is an action; it’s a verb, not a noun. Firearms have no soul, they’re not living objects, and they are not inherently evil. You could put a loaded firearm on a table, leave it there, and unless somebody picks it up, aims it, and pulls the trigger; the firearm will remain harmless. Which settles the debate of “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”
The origin of this term “Assault-Weapon” is not one hundred percent clear. According to the Nexis News database, the first mention of “assault weapons” appears in a 1980 New York Times story. Over the past several decades, gun-control proponents have …Read the Rest