The Obama Administration and Assault Weapons

Obama AWThe issue with the administration’s stated position on gun control is heavily influenced by how an assault weapon is defined.

“We can focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our background check system, and we can work together to enact common-sense improvements – like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole – so that guns do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible, law-breaking few.” – Barack Obama, 7 Sept, 2012.

The statement probably sounds reasonable to some of the population, and many of the statements, viewed individually, can represent common-sense (Background checks, loopholes, work together, keep guns out of the hands of irresponsible law breakers, etc.) The real issue, however, lies in the definition of of an “assault weapon.”

The California legislature provides a prime example of misconstruing terminology in order to push an agenda by misleading the populace. In order to … Read more »

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