When Did Handguns and Shotguns Become Assault Weapons?

Hand-Guns-ConfiscationAmmoLand – by Awr Hawkins

Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) seemingly endless pursuit of a ban on “assault rifles” since the Sandy Hook tragedy has now led to the introduction of her “Assault Weapons Ban of 2013“–a bill that not only bans “assault rifles,” but numerous handguns and shotguns too.

Here’s a question: When did handguns and shotguns become “assault rifles”?

They didn’t, but Democrats see this as their big chance to take away as many guns as they can, and they’re not about to pass that chance up.

That this move is as shameless as it is unconstitutional is evident in the fact that the vast majority of the weapons Feinstein seeks to ban were not even used in Sandy Hook, the Clackamas Town Center shooting, or the shooting at the Aurora theater. It is a gun grab, pure and simple.

But as I wrote on Dec. 27, 2012, when details were already leaking about Feinstein’s bill, “If we are foolish enough to embrace a ban on any weapon in the coming Congress, then we are unwittingly embracing a ban on every weapon.”

The truth of this is playing out before us today.

We must hold the feet of Republican Senators and House members to the fire on this one so that they stop Feinstein’s bill in its tracks. In 2014, we need to go to the voting booth with the same vigor we showed in 2010, and turn these gun grabbers out of office.

AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America’s Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA’s Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.

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Read more at Ammoland.com: http://www.ammoland.com/2013/01/when-did-handguns-and-shotguns-become-assault-weapons/#ixzz2JVAxkzEs

3 thoughts on “When Did Handguns and Shotguns Become Assault Weapons?

  1. “Here’s a question: When did handguns and shotguns become “assault rifles”?”

    Answer: It didn’t. They just wiggled it in like the snakes that they are by using the excuse that more than 10 bullets in a magazine is too much for someone to handle and is therefore considered an assault rifle, whether it was a big gun or not.

    However, as to how shotguns got on there, I’m still not sure. I think they are just starting the issue early, so they will have something to talk about after they ban the other guns. You know, slowly boiling the frog and getting ready for the final gun control nail on the coffin when they decide to come for our shotguns and left-over weapons.

  2. It’s very simple; the guns that will be vilified the most are those that present the biggest threat to some bureaucratic assault upon the citizenry.
    Military pattern rifles are a serious firewall to any abuses that these well spoken, well dressed psychopaths in Washington may have planned.
    Something is up, it’s in the air & it stinks & proof of it is how desperate these creeps are trying to disarm us at this time.

  3. when did the word American become synonymous with stupid ?


    or better stated how much poo poo do you have to ingest to get really ill


    is the story of Hansel & Gretel an allegorical narrative…? [Hosea 1:11]


    need any claw hammer assault weapons…or would a couple of tactical nukes do…

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