WHY is it done?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 358 winchester, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    I have noticed that on several sites and numerous threads that the AR15, the AK47, the SKS and a lot of other weapons are being called ASSAULT WEAPONS by the members WHY? My dang baseball bat is an ASSAULT WEAPON if I use it to beat the crap out of someone!!! Are we starting to get members that just don't care or understand how much they are playing into the hands of both the media and the Brady bunch!! Gun owners should learn to call a pistol a pistol, a shotgun a shotgun and a rifle a rile. Or call them by make and model there are any auto-pistols in my home they 1911's or semi-auto's there are no DANG ASSAULT WEPONS they are 45 carbines M1 carbines M1 grands AK47 SKS AR15.
    Come on guys use the proper terms or don't say anything
    Of course that is just my two cents to each his own:mad:
  2. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    I've noticed it too, it bugs me.

  3. I completely agree Ron. "Assault weapon" is a military term that the anti-gun [expletive deleted] like to use because it sounds so dangerous to the uninformed. As you say, the term plays right into the hands of the [many expletives deleted] SOBs who want to ban them. :mad: :rolleyes:
  4. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    Point very well made, 358 -
    We must be ever vigilent NOT to engage in 'newspeak', lest we add credence to it and the powers that work for control of our minds.
  5. Gabob

    Gabob Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    My understanding of the term today is that a true assault weapon has to have full auto capability.
    On the other hand a Brown Bess and a Trapdoor Springfield were assault weapons in their day
  6. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    I have DOUBLED before, but that is the first time I TRIPPLED!!
  7. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
  8. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    An Assault RIFLE is a military term.

    Assault WEAPON is a non-existent thing that the anti-gunners made up. There is no such thing as an ASSAULT WEAPON. So, no, the Brown Bess and the Trapdoor Springfield were not ASSAULT WEAPONS.

    When people use the term ASSAULT WEAPON, instead of getting upset and saying, "No a real ASSAULT WEAPON would be fully automatic" (which is wrong), get upset and say, "There is no such thing as an ASSAULT WEAPON." If you are going to get upset about this, get upset for the correct reason.

    I think the supposed pro-gun people that use these terms use them in the mistaken belief that it makes them sound smarter/more experienced/tougher/braver/like a veteran/like a cop. It's the same as the people that cannot call a gun a gun, but must call it a WEAPON.

    For that matter, it's like the people that insist on using the term, "Handgun". Back in the 60s, the people that played the gun-games (PPC, mostly) started saying they shot "Handguns" instead of pistols. That way, everyone that heard them would know they were professionals:rolleyes:. Everyone that wanted to be thought knowledgeable started using the term, and the anti-gunners picked it up, and now everyone uses it. People look at you funny if you say you own pistols.

    As an aside, can you see "Pistol Control, Inc", getting anywhere?

    So please, people, do not use the following terms:
    Assault Weapon
    Saturday Night Special
    Pocket Rocket
    Cop-Killer Bullets
    Street Sweeper
    Alley Cleaner

    Call guns what they are. Guns. Pistols, rifles, shotguns. Guns.

    It ain't that hard.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2009
  9. TimeTraveler

    TimeTraveler New Member

    Aug 20, 2007

    An assault weapon is a political term referring to any of a broad category of firearms including military-style semiautomatic rifles derived from assault rifles, some pistols, and some shotguns. Assault weapons are often similar in appearance to military firearms, but are capable of firing only once each time the trigger is pulled.

  10. Mjolnir

    Mjolnir New Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    Greeley, Colorado
    In order to properly refer to firearms people would have to take the time to educate themselves on the subject, something that liberals repeatedly show they are unwilling to do on any political subject.
  11. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    South Central Texas
  12. oldogy

    oldogy New Member

    Jan 10, 2009
    East TN
    Been one of my "hot buttons" for quite a while.:(:(:eek::eek: In fact, I raised the same question here or on another forum quite a while back.
  13. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    +.02 and by the end of this collection we SHOULD have several thousand $$$ I don't even use the term jokingly.
  14. Prizefighter

    Prizefighter New Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    North Carolina
    I don't think I've ever used the term "assault weapon," although I unconsciously read it as "assault rifle." (It wasn't until I got to Pistolenschutze's first post here that I realized we were talking about a difference.)

    So gurus, is the term "assault rifle" ok when referring to the class that AK-47s, M4s, M16s, etcetera, fall in? Or maybe we should invent a new term to combat the "assault weapon" vibe. :D Freedom implement?
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2009
  15. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    Because we all know that those weapons get up and beat people up.:rolleyes:
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