The American Family Association, a Christian organization which claims to follow the pacifist teachings of Jesus Christ, endorsed the use of assault weapons today.
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer said on his radio show today (video below) that modern-day assault weapons are “the same kind of arms, rifles, assault weapons, military-style weapons that were used to defeat the British," reports RightWingWatch.org.
Fischer said: “Whoever controls the language is going to control the debate. They picked the word ‘assault weapon’ to make it sound bad, to make it sound mean. They’re trying to say the Second Amendment does not protect assault weapons.”
“I say exactly the reverse. That is exactly what it protects, that is exactly what it was designed to protect. It was designed to protect the right of the American people to keep and bear arms. “the same kind of arms, rifles, assault weapons, military-style weapons that were used to defeat the British."”
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"They just used their hunting rifles and used them to defend their independence. So the Second Amendment is exactly designed to protect assault rifles [and] that’s just nothing more than a fancy-pants hunting rifle.”
In reality, muskets were used during the American Revolution and took several minutes to load one shot, while assault weapons can fire off hundreds of rounds in seconds.