Damned good question. They are lying to the American people. Every time a politician or a news person calls a semi-automatic rifle an ‘Assault Weapon’ he is lying to you and to me.
Bob Owens is very good at pointing out the obvious – and the not so obvious. Here he not only explains the history of the banning of assault rifles for civilian use, but he also illustrates that a civilian assault rifle has never been used in a murder in the United States.
Then he offers two short videos which plainly show the difference between an assault rifle and a semi-automatic rifle.
First the illegal assault rifle:
Next a semi-automatic rifle:
Anyone fair-minded and curious enough to watch these two videos will see a big difference. The trouble is that our politicians and the media are trying to convince Americans that the second one, the one they want to ban, is like the first one.
They are not. They are lying to us.