Perhaps the most demonized firearm in America today is also the most popular rifle: the ubiquitous AR-15. Anti-freedom Politicians and activists continue to exploit a dishonest tactic arguably hatched by Pete Shields, former Chairman of what is now the Brady Campaign, in 1976: demonizing and hopefully banning any gun as a target of opportunity as a means of getting a foot in the door to ban them all. In 1990, the Violence Policy Center, decided that so called “assault weapons” would be the focus of demonization for the anti-gun left:
the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun.
It matters not that rifles are used in a tiny portion of all crimes, and that AR-15s are used in a miniscule portion of that tiny portion of all crimes, restricting freedom and disarming the…
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