quote: Lets leave assault rifle to what it is..a selective fire rifle only for military use. I'd like to refer to AR 15s and similar rifles as combat rifles as that infers it to its true use.... protection against criminals and oppressive government. Rarely ever used to "assault" anyone.
Just makes a little more sense to me if we are going to categorize it into a common term
McChowder LSU Fan Hammond Member since Dec 2006 2893 posts
re: Change the term "assault rifle" to "combat rifle" (Posted on 2/14/13 at 12:04 am to deltaland)
Except an AR-15 would never be used in combat. It is, after all, the "civilian" model of the M-16. All this talk about "firearms made for use in combat" is a joke. Gun control advocates love to confuse or obfuscate the issue...hedging their bets that the average american wont know the difference.