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Old 01-14-2013, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by funkychinaman View Post
I've long been baffled by why we use the term on the wiki when classifying weapons. Why do we allow help the gun grabbers perpetuate their myths?
Like it or not, "Assault Rifle" is not a term that was made up by gun control advocates, it is a legitimate term. As that very link says, "Assault Weapons" and "Assault Rifles" are two different things and are not interchangeable. Granted most of the time in TV and Movies an "Assault Rifle" may actually be a civillian semi-automatic rifle modified to full auto, but this is what it is intended to be and what it functionally now is, so I see no problem categorising it as such. If we had a section on a page called "Assault Weapons" and put Uzi Pistols and Tec-9s in there, then we would have a problem, but as it stands we use the correct classification for these weapons.
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