gun banners had finally figured out that Americans were not going
surrender their firearms willingly. The only way they were going
to achieve their goal of total disarmament was through mass dissemination
of misinformation and by infiltrating both the legislature and
the disarmament crowd had succeeded in banning the sale and manufacture
of many commonplace semi-automatic rifles. They called it the
"Assault Weapons Act of 1994" and they achieved it by
frightening the general public into submission.
Weapons" ban was written to apply to a select group of semi-automatic
rifles possessing certain features that made them look menacing.
Features that would allow gun-ban organizations to confuse the
public into the thinking that the rifles were fully automatic
machine guns, despite the fact that the import and manufacture
of machine guns for civilian use was banned under the National
Firearms Act and Gun Owner Protection Act.
1994, the term "assault weapon" was used to describe
a military rifle that allowed the operator to choose semi-automatic
or fully automatic firing of ammunition. The disarmament society
erroneously labeled a select group of semi-automatic civilian
rifles as "assault weapons" in a further attempt to
confuse the public into thinking the ban applied to machine guns.The
"Assault Weapons" ban, however, applied only to civilian
semi-automatic rifles that possessed certain cosmetic features
which had no effect on the performance of the firearm. Rather,
the features were ergonomic or offered some other comfort to the
Of the rifles
that were banned in 1994, many others that perform in the same
manner remain legal. It would be impossible, therefore, to claim
any reduction in crime as a result of the ban. And yet, the disarmament
society has done exactly that.
elitists want you to believe that America's streets will be flooded
with killer machine guns if the "Assault Weapons" ban
sunsets this September. They predict blood, mayhem, and societal
chaos if law-abiding citizens are "allowed" to purchase
these rifles, despite the fact that rifles of this sort have been
commercially available since 1896.
gun-ban organizations need blood and mayhem in order to further
their agenda and justify their existence.
"Assault Weapon" is just as important as the ban itself.
One is required to continue to use the term "assault weapon"
when discussing the banned semi-automatic rifles. This allows
the lie to perpetuate itself making it easy to keep the public
confused and fearful of what they perceive to be machine guns.
public is frightened into submission, gun-ban organizations will
work to ban all semi-automatic rifles and eventutally all semi-automatic
handguns. It is not uncommon, in fact, for a news anchor to refer
to an ordinary semi-automatic handgun as an "automatic handgun."
There is a huge performance difference between a semi-automatic
firearm and a fully automatic machine gun. A fact that seems to
make no difference to some in the news media, despite their occupation
to keep the public informed of the facts.
Freeman is Executive Director and co-founder of Liberty Belles,
a grass-roots organization dedicated to restoring and preserving
the Second Amendment.