Just wanted to stir the nest a bit.
I've read a lot of threads on how liberals don't understand what an assault rifle is. However in a lot of those those threads I also see post that states anti-gun would call a hunting rifle with a high capacity mag an assault rifle.
I then see the next level of assumption that I find odd. People post that there should be no ban on "assault weapons" because there is no real difference between an assault rifle and a hunting rifle with a high capacity mag.
I think this logic is flawed. You can not state anti-gun is stupid because they can't tell the difference between an assault weapon and a hunting rifle then turn around and say there is no real difference.
At one time I considered buying a high capacity mag for my Remington 30.06. I then realized how hot the barrel can become (and how this is not the right weapon to shoot multiple shots out of fast). Assault weapons get hot, but they are designed to take the heat.
There are also confusing caliber issues.
I'm in no way stating there should be an assault weapon ban. But I know there is a difference between a hunting rifle and a an assault rifle.