The Great Assault Rifle Propaganda Scam!
By Paul Huebl
Nearly three decades ago the Gun Control zealots pulled a fast one on the public and media. This was right out of Nazi propaganda minister, Josef Goebbels’playbook.
Goebbels said that, “If you tell a lie often enough it becomes the truth.” We all know now that he was spot on in that observation!
Certain military rifles were called assault rifles. Perhaps it was a marketing gimmick to make them sound all-powerful and magical. They were also all fully automatic as in, machine guns.
Soon gun makers exploited the designs of some of these assault rifles for the legal civilian market. They made lookalike rifles that were only semi-automatic.
Any similarity of the AR-15 rifle to the M-16 was purely cosmetic. But these civilian copies became popular with military veterans that were all trained with the M-16. That was simply because they were somewhat similar.
From the distance the M-16 and the AR-15 are identical. Looks here are deceiving. The Gun Control propagandists renamed the military lookalike rifles as, Assault Rifles! This was a huge semantics scam.
The little lightweight M-16 (.223 caliber) rifles made their combat debut in Viet Nam. It was a fast firing light rifle suited for jungle combat.
The Viet Cong enemy in Viet Nam had no body armor and they lived in grass huts. The more powerful rifle rounds of earlier wars just weren’t needed there.
Soldiers could also carry much more of the smaller M-16 rounds into combat.
Military tacticians were also savvy enough to know that every wounded soldier required two healthy soldiers to carry and tend to each man wounded. The lighter round proved very effective this way...
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