Assault Weapons Debate
Recently, there have been many discussions on assault weapons and gun control amidst a wave of mass shootings in the US. One individual who made headlines with his opinions on the topic is actor Kevin Sorbo.
The Controversial Opinion
In a tweet, Kevin Sorbo defended assault weapons by stating that they do not exist. He argued that there is no such thing as an “assault weapon” because it is merely a made-up term created by those who are anti-gun to scare people.
Naturally, Sorbo’s tweet received backlash from many who disagreed with his opinion. Twitter users were quick to point out that assault weapons are a real thing, and that there are specific features that classify a weapon as an “assault weapon”.
The fact-checking website Snopes also weighed in on the topic, stating that Sorbo’s claims were false and misleading.
The Definition of Assault Weapons
Contrary to Sorbo’s opinion, an “assault weapon” is not a made-up term. The definition varies by state and country, but generally, an assault weapon is a semi-automatic firearm with certain features that make it more deadly. These features include a detachable magazine, a pistol grip, a flash suppressor, and a barrel shroud, among others.
The Debate on Gun Control
While there are different opinions on gun control and the Second Amendment, it is clear that the issue of gun violence in the US needs to be addressed. Mass shootings have become too common, and there needs to be a way to prevent them from happening.
Whether it’s through stricter gun laws, better mental health care, or a combination of both, the debate on gun control is ongoing. It is important to have discussions and debates on this topic, but it is also important to acknowledge and understand the facts.