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  •  you are wrong...the term was first used by (6+ / 0-)
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    wader, CwV, tytalus, Steven D, orlbucfan, Avila

    gun manufacturers to sell their little toys...you do not need to use NRA lies to make your point...it makes you look like a gun troll and discredits your argument.

    “Assault rifle” was first used to describe a military weapon, the Sturmgewehr, produced by the Germans in World War II. The Sturmgewehr—literally “storm rifle,” a name chosen by Adolf Hitler—was capable of both semiautomatic and full-automatic fire. It was the progenitor for many modern military rifles.
    But the term “assault rifle” was expanded and broadened when gun manufacturers began to sell firearms modeled after the new military rifles to civilians. In 1984, Guns & Ammo advertised a book called “Assault Firearms,” which it said was “full of the hottest hardware available today.”

    Even the term 'assault' is under fire in assault weapons ban debate


    We are not broke, we are being robbed.

    by Glen The Plumber on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 08:53:51 PM PST

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    •  I said 'assault weapon' not 'assault rifle' (3+ / 0-)
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      happy camper, 43north, PavePusher

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

      Please don't change my words.  I choose them very specifically, especially in this particular debate topic.

      Bowers v. DeVito "...there is no constitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered."
      Director of Merchandising - the Liberal Gun Club
      Interim Chairman - Democratic Gun Owners' Caucus of Missouri

      by ErikO on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 08:48:38 PM PST

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      •  the key word anti-gun control people have a (0+ / 0-)

        problem with is assault...whether rifle, firearm or weapon.

        and who really cares what you call it...the AWB is about certain features...not the name.

        p.s...your link has nothing to add...but nice diversion.


        We are not broke, we are being robbed.

        by Glen The Plumber on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 07:32:15 AM PST

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