Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 7 years ago

obama refers to guns used in the CT shooting as "assault weapons" and "automatic weapons"?

Why is he lying to us? An assault weapon by definition is an automatic weapon, and automatic weapons are already illegal. The guns used in CT were not as obama describes. Why is he intentionally lying to us?

Update:

Hey chevy, the only difference between a Bush master and grampa's hunting riffle is bling. It has plastic decorations on it that make it look like something ramble would use. In reality, banning them wont save a single life. The libbs know this. Its just a way to get the ball further down the field. The touchdown will be when they finally reach their goal of disarming law abiding citizens.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
    Best Answer

    Semantics? That's the best you've got on gun control? We want to ban guns like the Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle that was used to kill those children in Connecticut, whatever the hell you call them.

  • 7 years ago

    As do most people refer to the Bushmaster 223 M4 Carbine that was used to kill all the victims in Connecticut, as an assault weapon. Technically it is the semi-automatic civilian version of a full auto military assault weapon but he still managed to fire about 155 rounds in less than 5 minutes. So if you want to nit-pick then yes it is not an assault weapon but those 26 people are just as dead. And in all honesty there is no real civilian use for such a weapon. Any good hunter would not be caught using such a weapon to hunt with and most all home defense experts would not recommend such a weapon for home protection use.

  • Bruce
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    The rules of language are descriptive, not prescriptive. An assault weapon in your dictionary is fully automatic, but it is not in mine. In my dictionary an assault weapon is a semi automatic rifle which has been made to look like a combat weapon to trick foolish and immature people into paying several hundred dollars too much for it. Foolish and immature people are, of course, the very last people who should be buying firearms.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    There were no automatic weapons used in any of the recent shootings. He's counting on people being too dumb to know the difference. And it's working. People are dumb.

    Fun fact people! Most revolvers are semi-automatic weapons. You pull the trigger, a bullet is fired. You pull it again, another one is fired!

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  • y
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    He also said that the kid had them legally which was also not the case. He killed his mother and stole them. I realize it's a fine line but it is there. People knew he was unstable and she had them in the house with him, shouldn't that be looked at a bit more closely?

    Remember though, it's for the kids and not political, even though in the debates he said he was going after them.

  • blu
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    The debate is about the capacity to fire as many bullets in the shortest amount of time. Assault/automatic ... that's semantics. Most of us know what the real concern is.

    I think splitting hairs over assault/automatic is a sign of desperation because a need is felt to divert attention.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Because Obama is a moron with an agenda that thought having Joe Biden as VP is a good idea.

  • wtinc
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    He is as uneducated as all liberals about guns which is why they want to restrict them you are always frighten of the unknown. They never want to be educated about knifes, clubs fist and feet which kill more people in America than guns will that be the next step we cut the hands and feet from people to prevent homicide.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Obama is not lying to anyone.

    He is trying to make America a better place for all... Not just those with money.

  • 7 years ago

    Youre lying to yourself. Obama is doing the best he can.

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