MSNBC.com video story:
Since the expiration of the domestic ban on assault weapons in 2004, tens of thousands of M-16 rifles have been sold, leaving many to wonder whether or not this is a good thing. NBC’s Lisa Myers reports.
“Should U.S. civilians carry M-16 rifles?” Absolutely positively not. It’s illegal. The M-16 is a military weapon. Until/unless laws are changed, it’s illegal to own one.
Oh. They’re not talking about M-16 rifles. They’re talking about semi-autos.
(Don’t worry…they make sure to mention the scary black color, pistol grip, and high capacity magazine. They don’t mention, however, that the rifles they’re so worried about are less powerful than many sporting rifles that don’t cause nearly so many journalists to wet themselves in fear.)