26 May 2008

McCain on Assault Weapons

It's all about using the correct terminology.

Any weapon used in an assault (see WEAPON and ASSAULT).

A crime of violence against another person. Assault refers to the threat of violence caused by an immediate show of force. Assault is often defined to include not only violence, but any physical contact with another person without their consent (i.e. Pushing, Slapping, Hitting, and Spitting)

Webster defines it as “an instrument of offensive or defensive combat.” So an automobile, baseball bat, bottle, chair, firearm, fist, pen knife or shovel is a “weapon,” if so used.

So how do you ban that?

In this interview McCain is asked about Assault Weapons. Instead of pointing out the fallacy of the terminology, he acts as if it were a legitimate question.

Politicians just don't get it.

By answering the question, instead of pointing out that the incorrect use of the term "Assault Weapons" has cost the American taxpayer huge amounts of money (someone has to pay the lawmakers, and enforcers while they dicker over thumb-hole stocks and bayonet lugs) he tried to appease the interviewer with an evasive answer.

He says he doesn't see a scenario under which he would ever support such a ban (on Assault Weapons).

That's gonna get the pro 2nd amendment public sending in the big donation checks, Not!


Mike W. said...

You have no idea how many people don't know that "assault weapon" is a politically created term.

I just educated two new people about that misnomer this Memorial Day weekend.

Earl said...

Although the NRA thinks McCain is the only Presidential candidate, no politician seems a better choice. None of them have any idea about truth, trust nor representing real America.

DoubleTapper said...

I don't think there's much choice at this point. McCain is the only option. The alternatives are just too bleak.

So how do we get out the republican vote?

Anonymous said...

"Assault" is a type of behavior, not a type of hardware.


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