The protesters on the left have been squawking the term “assault rifle” over and over like a flock of abused pet cockatoos, without having a clue what its definition even encompasses. Therefore I have provided a nice little tutorial on different caliber ammo and rifle barrels.
What the hell is a “High Powered” Rifle.
Some people who are arguing for gun control (which is itself a misnomer, but I won’t get into that today) want to ban “High Powered” Rifles. They say that they don’t have a problem with legitimate hunters, as though that is some sort of excuse that makes it okay. (Like saying “I have friends who are ____” somehow excuses you from being racist.)
So what the hell is a “high powered” rifle? Most of the time the gun grabbers are interested in banning a semi automatic rifle with a pistol grip and removable magazine. It actually has nothing to do with “high power” or “low power” or any power at all. Rifles are not categorized into power rankings.
Look at the picture below. Which one of those bullets typically goes into an AR-15 style rifle?
Trick question. The answer is both. On the left is a .22LR, or .22 Long Rifle round. On the right is a .223 round. They make AR-15s that will use either one. They even make conversion kits to fire the one on the left from a rifle made for the one on the right, since the bullets are roughly the same diameter. I have heard a rifle that shoots the bullet on the left described as a “High Power Sniper Rifle.” Really? Was on National TV no less. Unbelievable.
Look at the picture below. Which one of those bullets below is the same as the one on the right above?
Gun grabbers, sorry, “Gun Control Advocates,” would have you believe it is the one on the far right. In all actuality, it is the one on the far left. For reference, my hunting rifle uses the second one from the left. The bullets shown are, from left to right; .223, .308, .243 Winchester Short Magnum, .284, 30-06, 7mm Winchester Short Magnum, 7mm magnum, 300 Weatherby Magnum, .338 Lapua Magnum, and finally, a .50 BMG. So, this supposed “High Power” rifle, actually uses one of the smallest, and lowest powered rounds, when compared to what is available. So what makes a rifle “high powered?” My hunting rifle has a larger, and more lethal bullet than most AR rifles have, but it’s not considered “High Power.” A 30-06 round, which is a very common hunting ammo, is far more powerful than a .223. The M-1 uses a 30-06 bullet and is semi automatic. It just doesn’t have the fancy pistol grip. But somehow it is not “High Power?” Basically all this means is, the people who use the term “high powered rifle” actually have no clue what they are talking about and are just trying to push an agenda. And if you believe that “high powered” rifles exist, I would like to know what a “low powered” rifle is. And would you try to ban that too? Is it okay to have a .22 AR, but not a .223 one? Is it just because AR style rifles are scary? (Is it because you mistakenly think AR means “Assault Rifle?”)
Just to be clear;
.22LR AR-15 = “High Powered Rifle”
.30-06 M1 Garand = “Standard Rifle”
So what can you learn here? The next time some gun control loon says “High Powered Rifle” in an attempt to justify a ban, ask them to explain just what “High Powered” means. Chances are they are ignorant morons, and are just using the term as a scare tactic to get whatever idiotic law that infringes on my rights, and yours too incidentally, passed.