For those of you who are sick of hearing that citizens don’t need “weapons of war” here is some useful information.
A hundred and twelve years ago, in 1907, Americans were first able to buy the rifle pictured below: The semi-auto Winchester Model 1907.
It was is a semi-automatic, high powered center-fire rifle, with a detachable, high-capacity magazine.
About 400,000 of these were produced before World War Two. Civilians had hundreds of thousands of these semi-auto rifles for some 40 years, while US soldiers were still being issued old fashioned bolt action rifles.
The 1907 fired just as fast as an AR15 or AK47 and the bullet (.351 Winchester) was actually larger than those fired by more modern looking weapons.
The ONLY functional difference between the 1907 and controversial, much-feared AR15, is
the modern black plastic stock seen today.
- The semi-automatic, so-called “assault rifle” is 110 years old. It isn’t new in any significant way.
- The semi-automatic rifle was not a weapon of war. Government proclamations and new laws made it a weapon of war 40 years after civilians first had them.
- The semi-automatic rifle was and can be safely owned by civilians. The proof is that literally 3 generations of adults owned and used them responsibly and no one ever even noticed.
If you want to fix the horror of mass shootings, fix the things that have changed for the worse in the last 50 years.
This rifle technology in question was here long before the insanity began as a result of the Progressive movement and breakdown of the American family.