There is no such thing as an "assault-style" weapon.
If you start substituting "assault-style" for "scary looking," you'll understand what the media is getting at.
Every weapon is made for assault. A gun is a tool with a singular purpose: To take life.
But the media doesn't even know anything about the weapons they want to confiscate from everyone except those in power.
As an example: There is no difference between the destructive power of these weapons 👇
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Every one of those blasters is chambered in .22LR, a small bullet caliber meant for target practice and hunting small game like rabbits.
The only difference is that one has a walnut wooden stock with a vintage look, one has a polymer stock with a handrail that can be used to mount flashlights and optics, one is designed to look like a Soviet AK, and one has a traditional hunting rifle look with modern polymer for the stock and body.
Some of you may be thinking, "AHA! But there's a difference between the semi-auto and the bolt-action ones!"
Nope. Check again. All of those boomsticks are semi-auto. There is literally no difference except for the barrel length, the sights, and the magazine size.
For those who don't know, a popular caliber used in "scary looking" rifles meant for actual defense is .223 Remington, which is hardly bigger than .22LR. The difference is that .223 has more gunpowder, giving it greater velocity. The increased acceleration causes greater force, which makes the round better for long distance and taking down larger game like coyotes or home intruders.
The NATO-standard caliber 5.56mm has the same sized cartridge as .223, meaning it it interchangeable for weapons that are built and rated for the NATO round's higher pressure.
This round is popular in militaries around the world because it has low recoil, can stop a person, and is cheap to manufacture.
But it doesn't generally blow holes in the side of the head.
It's nothing compared to the power of this:
A .50 caliber bullet was designed to take down game like bears, which will eat your little .22LR for lunch and then have you for dessert.
Check out the difference between the "exit wound" on melons from .22LR:
Versus the beefy .50 BMG rifle round:
Since most gun violence in America occurs within a matter of feet from one another, with handguns overwhelmingly the tool of choice, I'm guessing the victim in the above story was hit by someone's Desert Eagle at close range (the article never clarifies what "assault" weapon was used).
So it isn't Joe Biden's scary AR-14's that are the problem. It's gangs of hotheaded dummies running around with a hand cannon in their pants with murderous intent.
If NBC News was being serious about pinning down weapons that can "blow a lung out of the body" like Joe Biden claims about average-sized 9mm rounds, they should be writing specifically about the need to restrict large-caliber handguns. At least then they would be intelligent.
Of course, they'd then have to explain how the gun used in the case above was likely acquired illegally in Baltimore, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation and has been run by Democrats for decades.
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