Did you know the Winchester 1903, a .22-caliber rifle that has a 10-round tube magazine, is a “semi-automatic assault rifle”? In fact, every semi-automatic rifle is a “semi-automatic assault rifle.” So says Michael Bloomberg, and he is poised to turn his definition into law.
The gun-banner epithet “assault weapon” has always been a deceit. Unlike other firearm terms—such as “handgun” or “bolt action”—the phrase “assault weapon” has never had a fixed meaning. Instead, the phrase is a euphemism for “as many firearms as we can restrict, based on current political conditions.” …Read the Rest