There is no logic behind bans on so-called “assault weapons.” Bans are simply an effort by the gun grabbers to capitalize on the irrational fears of a few simpletons — who find certain weapons scary looking — in order to create a category of weapons and gun owners that gun grabbers can demonize in their unending march to disarm Americans.
That is never so evident as in New York.
Gun makers and machinists have created a prototype AR-15 that complies with the State’s SAFE Act, which sought to ban black weapons based on their features. The new weapon fires the same .223 round as the traditional AR-15, can hold the same extended magazines and is a semi-automatic, just like the traditional AR-15 that causes gun grabbers fits and gun cowards to shiver in the corner.
To get around the ban, a few cosmetic changes were made. Gone is the pistol grip. Gone is the collapsible stock. And gone is the flash suppressor.
The result is an ugly AR-15. But since it’s one that can be owned in New York, it is, no doubt, a beautiful sight to see.
Bans have nothing to do with keeping people safer, despite what the gun grabbers will tell you. Rifles of all types are used to kill fewer people than knives and hands and fists.
Assault-weapons bans are nothing more than gradualism. Totalitarians are content to disarm Americans one gun at a time.