Please - Step Right Up And Answer The Questions
Rich Lowry asks gun controllers a series of questions, and points out a few facts, in this article. The first question is this one:
"What’s the functional difference between an assault weapon and a semiautomatic rifle? You do understand that the answer is “nothing”? An assault weapon is not an automatic weapon. It is semiautomatic like most guns now sold in the United States, i.e., it fires every time the trigger is pulled. What sets it apart is its scary-looking features."
Ooohhh, its scary - but in this pussified America, that's what really counts... that, and:
"In your view, to make a public policy worth pursuing, should it have a discernible connection to its stated goal? Or is it enough that the policy be well-intentioned and opposed by the NRA? Actually, there’s no need to answer that. It’s obvious enough already."