Nowadays, many politicians talk about assault weapons. I get the basic idea. They are likely referring to the AR-15 Rifle, generally a semi-automatic rifle. Truly, if that is what they mean, that is what they should say, AR-15. The term assault weapon encompasses a large list of weapons. I have included a few of them below.
- A rock. If used to perform a murder, it is a weapon, and of course, the murderer did assault the person. That would be true if the victim died or not.
- Spears or arrows.
- A sling shot. Though it is seldom deadly, it can be used to assail a person.
- A baseball bat, or for that matter a golf club. I guess it depends on which one is handy.
- A butcher knife.
- A fire extinguisher. However, current evidence says that one was not used Jan 6 in the Capitol Building.
I think you get the idea. If you are going to try to outlaw a weapon, maybe you should be more specific. Otherwise we may not be able to buy golf balls.