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  •  To people wondering what the fuss is about (9+ / 0-)

    Last time around, 1994, news programs showed full-auto fire in clips about the "assault weapons ban". Press descriptions said things like "rapid fire" that didn't alleviate confusion. Phrases like "military style" made it possible to believe that the weapons in the ban had military capabilities.

    It was a reasonable conclusion at the time to assume that the confusion was deliberately created.

    There are people who get pedantic, but many of the people you're hearing from here are protesting outright dishonesty.

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