Know the facts about guns before calling for controls

2013-01-02T00:00:00Z Know the facts about guns before calling for controls
January 02, 2013 12:00 am

The person who wrote the editorial on assault rifles in the paper of Dec. 18 obviously does not know an assault rifle from one of Napoleon's flintlock muskets — as most of the people in Congress do not.

The term "assault rifle" came into our language with the M-16 rifle, and that rifle is really a machine gun and is controlled by the 1935 laws on them. Not one of the guns named in that so called "assault rifle ban" was a machine gun.

That is a term that is used by anti-American subversives to get the sympathy and support of people who do not know that the whole setup is a fraud, used to hassle us and to take legitimate rifles out of our hands.

- Malcolm E. Anderson, Chesterton

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