Students Marching for Gun Control Cannot Define ‘Assault Weapon’

On Saturday students marching for an “assault weapon” ban stumbled when asked to explain what the term “assault weapon” means.
Campus Reform interviewed various students, finding unanimous support for banning “assault weapons.” The students were confident in their support of such a ban, but fumbled around for words when asked to define the weapons they wanted to ban.

One ban supporter was asked, “Do you know what an ‘assault weapon’ is?”

The student responded, “Yes, it’s, uh, assault weapon, it’s like a, I kinda do, but kinda don’t.”

Other students supporting the ban just looked blankly at one another when asked the same question.

One student answered by admitting she did not know what “assault weapons” meant. Then she added, “But ‘assault weapons,’ does that sound safe to you?”

Ironically, on September 13, 2014, the New York Times reported that the term “assault weapons” was created by Democrats in order to build momentum to ban “a politically defined category of guns.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News.

2 thoughts on “Students Marching for Gun Control Cannot Define ‘Assault Weapon’

  • April 1, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    “The semi-automatic weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s
    confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic
    assault weapons anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to
    be a machine gun can only increase that chance of public support for
    restrictions on these weapons.”
    — Josh Sugarman, 1988, Violence Policy Center.

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