What can I say, we appear to have another amazing coincidence about the Sandy Hook school shooting. The man who Wikipedia credits as coining the term “assault rifle” also grew up in Newtown, Connecticut. It also just so happens that he’s been at war against the NRA and the 2nd Amendment for many, many years now. An introduction from Liberty Belles:
The gun-ban elitists want you to believe that America’s streets will be flooded with killer machine guns if the “Assault Weapons” ban sunsets this September. They predict blood, mayhem, and societal chaos if law-abiding citizens are “allowed” to purchase these rifles, despite the fact that rifles of this sort have been commercially available since 1896.
In fact, gun-ban organizations need blood and mayhem in order to further their agenda and justify their existence.
The term “Assault Weapon” is just as important as the ban itself. One is required to continue to use the term “assault weapon” when discussing the banned semi-automatic rifles. This allows the lie to perpetuate itself making it easy to keep the public confused and fearful of what they perceive to be machine guns.
Once the public is frightened into submission, gun-ban organizations will work to ban all semi-automatic rifles and eventutally all semi-automatic handguns. It is not uncommon, in fact, for a news anchor to refer to an ordinary semi-automatic handgun as an “automatic handgun.” There is a huge performance difference between a semi-automatic firearm and a fully automatic machine gun. A fact that seems to make no difference to some in the news media, despite their occupation to keep the public informed of the facts.
“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 Sugarmann, 1988, Violence Policy Center.
Is it only a coincidence that the man who many give credit for coining the term “assault rifle” also grew up in Newtown, Connecticut and has had a lifelong battle against guns and the National Rifle Association? Or is this another smoking gun that this entire ‘situation’ has been either state sponsored terror or a completely staged and ellaborate hoax to rid Americans of their guns? I have underlined (non-links) what I find to be strange ‘coincidences’ with Josh Sugarmann’s Wikipedia profile and what politicians are now asking for in gun law. I certainly claim to have no answers; I am only presenting facts from Wikipedia. Judge the facts for yourself; I’d love to read your opinions.
According to Wikipedia, Newtown, Connecticut resident Josh Sugarmann is the executive director and founder of the Violence Policy Center (VPC). Prior to founding the VPC, Sugarmann was a press officer in the national office of Amnesty International USA and was the communications director for the National Coalition to Ban Handguns.
He grew up in Newtown, Connecticut, graduating in the class of 1978.
He is known for taking the position that gun violence should be approached as a broadbased public health issue as opposed to solely a crime issue and that firearms should be held to the same health and safety standards as other consumer products. This is detailed in the 1994 publication Cease Fire: A Comprehensive Strategy to Reduce Firearms Violence, which he co-authored. Noting that only two consumer products sold in America are not regulated for health and safety—guns and tobacco—he argues that firearms should be regulated by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Sugarmann writes frequently on gun violence issues, including two books. The first, National Rifle Association: Money, Firepower & Fear, an expose of the National Rifle Association, was published in 1992 by National Press Books. The second, Every Handgun is Aimed at You: The Case for Banning Handguns, was published in 2000 by The New Press and details the arguments in support ofbanning private handgun possession in the United States.
Some credit Sugarmann for coining the term “assault weapon“, which is derived from the designation Sturmgewehr 44 (literally meaning “storm rifle” but most often translated as “assault rifle“), a style of rifle conceptualized in Nazi Germany during World War II. Sugarmann uses the term because he argues that a semi-automatic rifle is capable of rapid fire that makes it almost as lethal as a fully automatic firearm such as assault rifles.