So-called ‘assault weapons’…
Anything used by a criminal to physically assault a person is an assault weapon. A semiautomatic rifle is just that, an inanimate object that does nothing until it interacts with a human being. It’s the person and their deranged, demonic, intent to violate the liberties of others and do harm that’s responsible for an assault…not the instrument.
Allen West, Executive Director, American Constitutional Rights Union