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Lying to win

Via Glenn, the talking points about weapons that look like assault weapons are being circulated. I like to call the weapons politically incorrect self-loading firearms.

Holder is already lying and saying the ban applies to machine guns and grenades.

And, of course, the misrepresentation comes right out of the anti-gun Violence Policy Center playbook: Assault weaponsójust like armor-piercing bullets, machine guns, and plastic firearmsóare a new topic. The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weaponsóanything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gunócan only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons. In addition, few people can envision a practical use for these weapons.

Anyway, here’s a bit I wrote in 2004 on what exactly was covered by the ban.

One Response to “Lying to win”

  1. Chas Says:

    “I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico…”

    We’re going to impose restrictions on Constitutionally protected American freedoms and send Americans to prison if they violate such wrongful restrictions, on the speculation that it will “have a positive impact in Mexico”? What country does assHolder think he’s in? I’m not giving up any of my American freedoms just because some Marxist internationalista thinks it might somehow be nice for Mexico. What a fruit pie!