The purpose of an assault style weapon is to kill more stuff, faster and from further away.


…this is not the time for reasonable people, on both sides of this issue, to be silent. We owe it to the people whose lives were ended and ruined yesterday to insist on a real discussion and hopefully on some real action

You must read this excellent piece by comedian Jason Alexander on the murders in Aurora last weekend.

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One thought on “The purpose of an assault style weapon is to kill more stuff, faster and from further away.

  1. That’s not really the purpose of an assault style weapon. They’re designed to move in on enemy positions.

    The key attributes are that they’re light enough to run with, fire bullets fast enough to a) not require precise aim b) be ready if there’s a surprise threat. They also need enough range to not put the soldier too close to the enemy (compared to submachine guns).

    Of course, we both agree that a weapon like this has no place in civilian hands.

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