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  •  Didn't the gun industry come up with that term? (0+ / 0-)

    Talk to the NRA

    The civil rights, gay rights and women's movements, designed to allow others to reach for power previously grasped only by white men, have made a real difference, and the outlines of 21st century America have emerged. -- Paul West of LA Times

    by LiberalLady on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 07:37:08 PM PST

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    •  Yeah, they sold them as "assault rifles" (2+ / 0-)
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      in the 1980's when they first became popular, to capitalize on the tough image. Then it bit them in the ass when people who were fearful & ignorant of firearms started freaking out about "machine guns" being sold.

      The media didn't help, by always showing footage of police or military at ranges practicing on full-auto, thus adding fuel to the fire of fear.

      •  and the gun magazines selling 'full auto' (0+ / 0-)

        conversions and how-to's, as well as the bump fire adaptions...all that is on them and the manufacturers, I have no sympathy there. And the NRA selling thier fear mongering bullshit...fuck them too, liars all.
          Fucking lairs and bullshitters, what a combo.

        This machine kills Fascists.

        by KenBee on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 11:07:36 PM PST

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