Following the Tuscon massacre, leftists made a number of bad suggestions regarding gun control. Among these is a proposal to ban assault weapons. I can prove that this proposal is stupid using two photos.
Take a look at this firearm:
It is a Ruger 10/22, the quintessential youth rifle. Perfect for plinking and small game hunting, it is one of the most popular rifles in the United States. I am a proud owner of a 10/22, and though there are plenty of more powerful guns out there, this little rimfire is my favorite.
Now look at this gun:
Oh my gosh it's so scary!! Ban it! Ban it! Oh. Wait. It's a 10/22. A few cosmetic changes turn an innocent sporting rifle into an "evil" assault weapon. In nontechnical terms, an assault weapon is a semi-automatic rifle that looks scary. That's it. Liberals' irrational fear of pistol grips and collapsible stocks is all the justification they need to ban these guns.