They don’t care if it’s called a clip or magazine, they don’t care what the proper definition of an assault weapon is. The mass media news is theater and they don’t let facts get in the way of a good story. Their job is to sell fear to the sheep.
I was very disappointed in Basic Training. I qualified expert with the M16A2, hand grenade, and Dragon AT missile. But I barely qualified with the spear… I mean bayonet mounted on a rifle. Something about my throwing technique that my Drill Sergeant could never really correct.
Thankfully, it has not been an issue in 4 deployments.