Originally Posted by cutthemdown
AR's are not machine guns. Machine guns are fully automatic. AR's just like your hunting rifle, one squeeze, one round. So once again why target AR's if they are only responsible for less then 1-2% of gun crimes or homicides?
Yes, they're taking the "machine gun" thing and taking it upon themselves to paste in "assault weapon" into Elway's words when only "machine gun" came out of his mouth.
This is, as I've been saying, driven by media hysteria and nothing more. This is like the mass panic caused by the 'War of the Worlds' radio show. Literally.
Mass hysteria, also known as collective delusions, is defined as "the spontaneous, rapid spread of false or exaggerated beliefs within a population at large, temporarily affecting a particular region, culture or country."