Why were “assault rifles” ever invented?
To make killing easier right, or would that offend conservatives folks too easily?
- CeeLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Pretty much, yeah. A weapon was developed to make a soldier's job as easy as possible.
Sorry, scared hippy type... That's just the way it is.
- michinoku2001Lv 74 weeks ago
It was invented for war. Assault rifle is the translation of the German term for a semi-auto carbine, so blame the nazis for that. Obviously there has to be a semantic distinction between a battle rifle like a FN FAL or a Garand, and a lighter weapon like a AR-15.
- ZirpLv 74 weeks ago
- STEVEN FLv 71 month ago
The FRAUDULENT term was invented by anti-gun activists.
Assault is a VERB, not an adjective.
Hot coffee can be used as a weapon in an assault. A fully automatic belt feed weapon can be used in a purely defensive manner.
According to the FBI Uniform Crime Crime report for 2019, more than twice as many people were killed by UNARMED attackers than by all guns combined.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
To try to get a rifle for the fighting man that would do many things well, but, as many compromises turn out, we have built mosly rifles that do spcific things well, and everything only fair.
- ZackLv 71 month ago
Assault rifles are fully automatic weapons meant for INFANTRY use. They were invented for WAR.
You won't find fully automatic weapons outside of the military except at certain gun ranges (I went to a gun range last month that had them), gun shows, and in the hands of a very small % of gun owners who have a lot of money (a cheap fully auto gun costs $10,000) and went through a heavy background check. AR-15s and civilian AK-47s aren't assault rifles.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 month ago
They were invented for military use.
- ArmourorLv 51 month ago
In any war it is Kill of be Killed, so we made Better Killing Weapons
- jeeper_peeper321Lv 71 month ago
actually it was to lower the weight an infantryman carries.
the deadlyness of weapons actually went down
- regeruggedLv 71 month ago
Assault rifle is a made up term by liberals to make it all sound scary. Rifles are either manual or semi-automatic. Fully automatic is only in the hands of the military.