We’ve had Eric Church blame the Las Vegas massacre on the NRA, Kasey Musgraves has argued that “nobody needs anything remotely automatic,” whatever that means, and now rising country star Jason Isbell is calling for an end to the whole war of semantics over what constitutes an “assault weapon.” You know what it is, and you don’t need one.
If you’re on here arguing the definition of “assault weapon” today you are part of the problem. You know what an assault weapon is, and you know you don’t need one.
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) August 4, 2019
OK, we’re going to be a bit picky here, because here’s the thing: If the government is going to write legislation denying you a firearm because you don’t need one, we’d like it made very, very clear in the bill just what’s being banned. Is an AR-15 an “assault weapon”? We’d guess Isbell would say yes, while we’d say no. And that’s a problem.
All of the Democrat candidates are pledging during the debates to do something about “assault weapons” and “military-style” firearms. Is a semi-automatic pistol an assault weapon? Does it become one with a large enough magazine?
We guess the answer is, no, we don’t know what an “assault weapon” is, and we’d want it defined in excruciating detail before the government started forcing citizens to sell them “back.”
If you’re on here demonizing people while enshrining ignorance on an issue as if it’s virtuous to be uneducated; you are part of the problem.
— Michigan Open Carry (@MichOpenCarry) August 5, 2019
Jason, which one is the assault weapon? pic.twitter.com/XAz4uqwduT
— Clinterjack (@SNADoubleAche) August 5, 2019
So you can’t pass the quiz either? pic.twitter.com/gHY3tyauy9
— MethLabOfDemocracy⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@noprezzie2012) August 5, 2019
No semi-automatic should be considered a assault weapon.
— Scott Rose (@ScottRo06388042) August 5, 2019
If I buy an AR legally , it’s because I want one and I don’t need to give a reason why
— Ron Chung (@rocket2019) August 4, 2019
What is an assault weapon? I want a legit answer.
— Nick Pruitt (@NixDeep) August 5, 2019
You can have all mine. IF you can define it.
— Michael Faughn (@me_faughn) August 5, 2019
For all of us unwashed and ignorant, why not just tell us. Or is it that you want to keep it vague so as to apply it to what ever hair that crawls up your ass that day?
— Kakashi Sensei (@scotty_watti) August 5, 2019
FYI “Assault weapon” is complete ignorance on anyones part thinking they are most deadly. Probably one of the least “deadliest” weapons of choice…there again ones ignorance of guns. a 12 gauge pump shotgun loaded with 3” magnum buckshot is much more lethal and deadly.Seriously
— Frankie Gay (@stoneross) August 4, 2019
But who is anyone to tell me what I need? Who is to tell me how to protect my family. Or what I should use for recreation or have as a hobby?
— Ryan (@rwinfield16) August 5, 2019
There is no such thing as an "assault weapon." What the uninformed and misinformed refer to as "assault weapons" are simply semi-automatic rifles. One could easily do the same amount of damage with a semi-automatic handgun.
— Dr. Hannibal Lester (@DrHannibalLeste) August 5, 2019
You're right, I don't need one. I need at least ten.
— GunStats (@Gun_Stats) August 4, 2019
I enjoy your songwriting and am looking forward to seeing you perform in Key West. I disagree with your politics on this issue.
— Michael Taglienti (@miketag98) August 4, 2019
people tossing around terms with no actual meaning. not knowing anything about guns or the actual laws. trying to tell us what laws and guns should be allowed, are the problem.
— marcey anderson (@marceyplay) August 5, 2019
You know legal terms work that way. You know public drinking laws were first made to mean for certain areas of family parks and now the legal system made it so everyone can’t publicly drink. So we should define the guns so it doesn’t get construed with all guns in a later date
— chase (@ChaseVerdon) August 5, 2019
I dont agree with the semantical argument. Its disengenous and unnecessary.
"Assault weapon" is a political term regardless, designed to make people feel a certain way.
But more importantly, its not up to you to decide what a free man needs and what he don't. Get fucked.
— Ryan Blackwolf (@Ryanblackwolf) August 5, 2019
Anything you assault with is an assault weapon.
— Bored Badger (@barbaricblog) August 5, 2019
There are surprisingly more than one reasons why this tweet is not just misguided, but pernicious. Truly sad.
— Catholic Kev (@KevCatholic) August 5, 2019
is an assault weapon by the looks of it ? or what its capable of? or is it an actual military rifle, which is already banned ?
— marcey anderson (@marceyplay) August 5, 2019
Then tell us what an assault weapon is, Jason
— Jaymac (@politimac720) August 5, 2019
Seriously, just tell us what an assault weapon is so we know what you want to be banned.
— Kevin Schurig (@AginKs) August 5, 2019
A good read on history with some legal background regarding the debate over “assault weapons.” https://t.co/QvZRj044Vk
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 5, 2019
On guns, singer Kasey Musgraves tweets that ‘nobody needs anything remotely automatic’ https://t.co/txIpXUjxt5
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 5, 2019