ASSAULT “TYPE” WEAPON
I have been seeing this phrase “Assault Type Weapon” in the news almost every time a criminal or nut case shoots someone. They always describe the firearm that was used in the shooting as a weapon that is “Assault TYPE”
From Fox news today:
“Banks said the suspected shooter – who was armed with an “assault-type rifle” and a handgun — also was dead inside the club . . . ”
“It appears he was organized and well-prepared,” the chief said, adding that the shooter had an assault-type weapon, a handgun and “some type of (other) device on him.”
This is a term that has not yet been explained in any way that makes sense. First, an Assault Weapon is any weapon that is used to ASSAULT someone. And among the things that have been used to attack people and kill them are:
Boiling water etc . . . etc . . . so on, so forth
And these people that are insisting that there are assault type weapons are not being specific. In fact, in reality, anything that can be used to attack someone is an assault weapon. And therefore should be phrased as THE WEAPON USED TO ASSAULT, not an assault TYPE.
WHAT IS AN ASSAULT TYPE WEAPON?
This overlooked fact will be lost on the public, who assume that an assault type weapon just looks like whatever your imagination cooks up. I am guessing, that they are referring to a rifle that appears to be in the style of an weapon only legally used by those in the military, among others. In other words it “looks like” a type of weapon.
I’m assuming they are referring to fully automatic firearms, which are, and have been illegal for someone without a special license to actually own.
These firearms will shoot multiple rounds of ammunition, one after the other, with one trigger pull held down. They are legal for our military to carry and use, and only people who go through an extensive process can become licensed to own one. I am assuming this is what an “assault type weapon is” in the minds of those that use this phrase.
The point is, you, as a regular person in the United States cannot just run out to the store and buy one. You as a regular citizen cannot just go get a machine gun to use.
A style is not a category of function. There are many weapons made to appear to be scary looking, but only shoot one bullet at a time, and many of them little bitty .22 shots. They appear to be like an assault weapon, and YES they can be used to assault someone. But a knife is an assault weapon, and appears to be just exactly what it is. You can chop veggies with it, or you can kill an intruder or not with it. The function is what you actually use it for. The description is that it is a knife. The style is what it looks like:
Actually I was wrong there. It’s nothing but a knife until you stab someone with it. After you stab them, it then is an assault weapon. But not an assault “type” weapon.
No, wrong again. It’s the weapon used to assault them with. Oh my, I’m getting confused. It’s all sooooooo confusing. Which is the point, I think.
Do you see what is being done here with the English language? It’s an important distinction that is being used to create a whole new category of scary weapons for the public. And it also makes perfectly legal to own weapons, the ones that are not fully automatic weapons so scary that they can move to ban having them.
They don’t ban nail guns. And a nail gun can be used to shoot someone with. OR NOT. It can also be used to nail things together. I hesitate to mention it because now some criminal is going to be going to Lowes or Home Depot to get one. Heck, a saw blade can kill someone, albiet very slowly. Sheesh. Why don’t they gather up all those phsychos?
People who are American citizens go through a legal background check to be able just to carry a pistol.
People who are American citizens are fingerprinted, background checked, and VERIFIED as to whether they are a felon or a wife beater or a murderer, OR a phycho.
And lastly, People who are American citizens also are required to take a training course which doesn’t JUST teach how to safely shoot a firearm, but teaches when, where, and what you are not supposed to shoot and in what situation this is permissable. The courses for just THAT part take hours to complete, and you have to pass a test after this and if you fail this test you do not get a carry permit. You are supposed to be prosecuted for illegally applying or somthing like that. Don’t hold me to this statement, I’m not sure about the specifics on being prosecuted for that. Anyway, you should be.
So before you ignore this term that the media is using, the term “Assault Type Weapon”, think about this.
That regular rifle that someone got for Christmas one year to go target shooting with is being defamed with a crap phrase made up by people wanting to have all guns confiscated.
It is also being put on a list for weapons that need to be banned by those people in power in Washington and elsewhere that are pushing for abolishing our Constitution the way it is worded. Common hunting and common target shooting rifles are being put on this list.
And it’s also pretty darned obvious to me that “Assault Type Weapon” is not the only “catch phrase” that the corrupt media outlets are using nowdays and for quite some time.
Pay attention to the way people say things. Don’t assume they say what is true.
I heard somone on PBS one time refer to a not automatic weapon as an automatic weapon when it was NOT an automatic weapon. They acted as if they didn’t even understand the function of one or the other.
It’s important as hell what come out of their mouths. So, if it’s fair for people like that to lie about the truth, then it’s fair to TELL the truth in response.
And that is the meaning of THAT.