Myth – You can easily buy ” Assault” rifles in America

Myth:

 You can easily buy “Assault” rifles in America

Although people banter around the term “assault rifle” a bit too casually, in truth you cannot buy an assault rifle in America without going through an extensive ATF investigation and spending $20,000+ (usually $40,000 or more) on a rare firearm.

What makes a rifle an “assault” rifle? It must have a fire selector switch that can select between single shot, a three-round burst shot, or full-auto fire. None of the civilian AR-15s have these features. Neither do any of the “scary-looking” battle rifles sold in gun shops.

Liberals call something an “assault rifle” because of the way it looks. If it looks “scary” (i.e. has a black composite stock instead of wood) then it must be a BAD gun. Seriously. This is how they think. But in truth, even a composite stock AR-15 purchased at a gun shop right now has absolutely no capability for a 3-round burst or full-auto. That firepower is reserved exclusively for the U.S. military.

So when Obama says things like, “We don’t need military rifles on the streets of America,” he is LYING to you. We don’t have military rifles on the streets of America. What we have is semi-auto, single-shot rifles in the hands of Citizens. Virtually no one has a military “assault” rifle. (The media routinely lies about this…)

Click here for an excellent explanation of what an assault rifle really is.

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force: Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” — Patrick Henry

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