My great granddads assault rifle ......
Ban them Now !
The Henry repeating rifle circa about eighteen sixty , held approximately eighteen rounds of .44 rim fire bullets . Yes , just one more example of another evil assault rifle ! I am bringing this dangerous weapon to the light , in the hopes that more people like myself can see the evil within , well before the end of the civil war in America , this rifle materialized on the battle scenes and began really stirring the pot , you might say ! It was said that this rifle in the average hands could fire approximately 28 times in a minute ! I mean..........look at it , it even looks evil ! Notice the curved and hard lines of the brass butt plate on the walnut stock , imagine what those pointed edges could do to your shoulder ! Next -- the long sleek steel magazine tube and barrel , All the better to whack someone on the head when you run out of black powder bullets ! And then there's the pointy end thing at the small end of the rifle ....perfect for poking someone in the ribs to intimidate them ! And don't forget the highly polished brass receiver , perfect for reflecting the sun and blinding your enemy before he even approached the front lines !
Okay , enough ! , I guess by now you're all thinking ......"What the hell is the matter with this guy ?" -- My point is simply to point out that ,as a comparison , this is what anti- gun people would be calling an Assault Rifle ? " If one wanted to ! And I'm not suggesting anyone should , anyone could hurt a lot of people in an hour or so know , couldn't they ?
I have been around guns my entire life , and that includes shooting ....probably hundreds of different guns , and sharing the experience with hundreds of other shooters , each one a hunter or at least a recreational shooter ! And not once ! Not once----- has anyone of them even suggested we should actually kill another human being !
I guess the intent here , on the part of my writing this hub is at least slightly sarcastic , in truth , I have so often just shaken my head in wonder at the ignorance of anti-gun people who can't tell the difference between an 'Assault rifle" - and a ball point pen ! for that matter . Sorry ....I just had to vent !