Time for a Lesson on the Assault Rifle

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Why is this important? Why do we need to know anything about “assault” rifles?


It’s important to be able to combat liberal hysteria. Knowledge is power, and if you’re the one in the room who knows this stuff, the rest will be forced to shut up and listen, or leave, lest they reveal their ignorance. There is nothing more important in discussions like these than to arm oneself with indisputable facts.

So what’s an assault rifle? Truth be told, there is no such thing. It’s a made up term that has been adopted, yet essentially has no meaning, except for terms assigned to it for the express purpose of scaring people. After all – an “assault” rifle could only be used to “assault” the innocent – never for defense. See how this works?

Well, if this is the case, why is the AR-15 thusly named? What does the AR of AR-15 stand for? Most claim it of course stands for “Assault Rifle” or Automatic Rifle – right? Well NO, no is does not, because, as I stated, “assault” rifle is an imagined term, and “automatic” rifle should be self-explanatory. If not, I’ll get to it.

The AR-15 stands for ArmaLite Rifle, model 15. ArmaLite is the company that originated the AR-15 all the way back in the 1950s. But ArmaLite makes a variety of other rifles like the AR-10, AR-30, 50, and the M-15. These are also black and scary, pistol grip rifles. read more

An Assault Rifle is just too Scary to Own

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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A report out of Southern California describes a “gun enthusiast” who purposely destroyed his AR-15 rifle. It is further explained that he did so, “to do his part to put a stop to mass shootings.”

He took a sledge hammer to it.

“I can’t do it,” Chad Vachter said. “I can’t have something in my house that so easily could become a part of another situation like that, and I’m not going to be desensitized to it. I refuse to.”

“Vachter, of Riverside County, first noticed his feelings toward the weapon changing after the San Bernardino, Calif., attack that killed 14 people at the Inland Regional Center in 2015. His son was being treated for autism there,” KMIR reports.

While I understand why he feels a connection toward the Center and likely some of the slain staff there – what does he mean? Has Vachter become unstable? Is he on the verge of a mental break-down, to the point that he fears becoming the next mass-shooter? read more

Gun Grab Caused by Newtown Shooting?

by: the Common Constitutionalist


Dr. H. Wayne Carver, the medical examiner investigating the December 14, 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, said autopsies completed on 20 children and six adults on Saturday showed they were killed with multiple bullets fired by a rifle at close range.

“I’ve been at this for a third of a century and my sensibilities may not be those of the average man, but this probably is the worst I have seen or the worst that I know of any of my colleagues have seen,” Carver told reporters gathered at Treadwell Park, less than a mile from the school where the shooting occurred.

The veteran medical examiner told reporters that the victims had all been identified and their bodies released. Carver appeared to be very uncomfortable during his news conference, complete with conspicuously nervous laughter throughout.  It was a rather odd and macabre display of callousness; down right creepy, if you ask me.

 He said all of the victims he had examined had all been shot by a Bushmaster .223 caliber assault rifle, one of at least two weapons Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old suspected shooter, used to commit one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.

Yet on later that same day, NBC reported that both federal and state officials had confirmed to them that in fact Lanza carried 4 pistols into the school. That, in fact, Lanza left the Bushmaster rifle in his car and didn’t take it into the school.

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I am not a nutty conspiracy theorist, but something went on here and someone, for some reason, was lying about the weapon or weapons Lanza used to slaughter these kids and their teachers.

Yet, I don’t here a word about this major discrepency of facts. Why not?

If this school was assaulted by Lanza using only handguns, why the sudden hew and cry over the banning of assault weapons?

Is no one else even the slightest bit curious to find the facts in this case, before we go off and start the great American gun grab? Guess not.

Just Ban All Guns

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The left is in an absolute uproar over guns. They are even more apoplectic than normal. Of course, normal and the left are not usually synonymous.

Virtually all media outlets are on a mission to convince the public that inanimate objects are the cause of their woes. The world, or at least this country, would be a veritable utopia if not for guns.utopia

After the NRA press conference given by Wayne LaPierre, reporters discussed the event. They were evidently unaware of my microphone that was still hot and continued to record their interactions. One reporter said, “The NRA basically said it’s everybody’s fault but ours” and that Wayne LaPierre, “failed to bring up assault weapons”.

A female reporter seemed quite pleased as she described how the Code Pink protesters that interrupted LaPierre’s speech, saying she thought they [Code Pink] did a, “really good job” making their signs large enough to hide the NRA Chair’s face.

Yet another reported that the NRA security staff looked like WWF wrestlers and would most likely hit one of the activists with a chair once out of camera view.

These people, as do we, call themselves reporters. Well they aren’t reporters. A reporter’s job is to report the facts on a subject, topic or incident to those who aren’t there. That’s it. These folks are as much anti-gun activists as is Code Pink. Frankly they’re worse. With regards to Code Pink, what you see is indeed what you get. They are rabid antiwar, anti-nra-killinggun nuts, but at least they are honest about.

These so-called reporters continually lie of whom they are. They attempt to fool, what Rush Limbaugh correctly describes as the “Low Information” citizen; those who pay scant attention to politics or real issues, but can name every contestant on “The Voice”. Considering where our country is headed, I’d say these “so-called reporters” have been mighty successful.

We know the formula and it is always the same. Scare enough “Low Information” voters into forcing knee-jerk legislation from the spineless politicians, with little or no regard to previous law or the Constitution, of which they know little, if anything about.

Now they are all complicit in the March toward a gun free society.

Now I don’t wish to bring any liberals reading this to orgasm, but that’s what this administration and the left in general is striving for – a country without guns.

Naturally, it wouldn’t be without guns. Like all other progressive utopian schemes, some would be “allowed” to retain their weapons. The correct class of politician would still be able to secure them, as well as their security details. Elitist Hollywood liberals would be allowed access, as well as those in political favor, and oh… criminals. They, of Doombergcourse, could still procure guns.

So to recap; the lawless, Hollywood elitist hypocrites, those who write the gun laws (the politicians) and those persons who the politicians find politically favorable will all be able to retain weapons.

We serfs, however, will not be so lucky. We will be forced to rely on the government to protect us, as someone is entering our home to rob and kill us while we wait 20 minutes (or more) for a 911 response to clean up our bodies and take statements from whomever is left alive.

I’ve stated this all too often and find myself repeating; the radicals on the left have taken over the Democrat party and most Republicans are too spineless to fight. They will never give up until all guns are confiscated from the law abiding.

Mark my words – this will not stop with just an “Assault Weapons” ban, or a ban on high-capacity magazines, or whatever.

As an aside – assault weapon is a made-up term. It is whatever scary looking gun the anti-gun crowd says this. Frankly one could wreak more havoc with a couple of well-SNIPERmaintained revolvers than with a scary looking AR-15, for there is no fear of the revolver jamming and they very rarely misfire. Does that now make a revolver an assault weapon?

The goal of those currently in power is not merely to ban a few scary looking weapons, but to disarm the American citizen, period. Learn your history folks – this always ends badly and is what our founders, those certified geniuses warned us of, which is why they wrote the Second Amendment; to protect us from what will soon be coming.