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Entry from June 14, 2022
“Assault is a behavior, not a device”

"Assault is a behavior, not a device” is a pro-gun saying that has been printed on several images. The saying is a comment on the term “assault weapon.”

“ASSAULT is a behavior, not a device!” was posted on the alt.politics.clinton on May 15, 1994. “r.. Assault is a behavior, not a device” (included in “The ABCs of Gun Control” by Charles Maxwell) was posted on the newsgroup alt.fan.rush-limbaugh on September 30, 2000. “Assault is a behavior, not a device” was posted on Twitter by thadson on December 16, 2008.


Wikipedia: Assault weapon
The term assault weapon is used in the United States to define various types of firearms. The definition varies among regulating jurisdictions, but usually includes semi-automatic firearms with a detachable magazine, a pistol grip, and sometimes other features, such as a vertical forward grip, flash suppressor, or barrel shroud. Certain firearms are specified by name in some laws that restrict assault weapons.[3] When the now-defunct Federal Assault Weapons Ban was passed in 1994, the U.S. Department of Justice said, “In general, assault weapons are semiautomatic firearms with a large magazine of ammunition that were designed and configured for rapid fire and combat use.” The commonly used definitions of assault weapons are under frequent debate, and have changed over time.

Google Groups: alt.politics.clinton
Simple & unpleasant truths
Richard Boyd
May 15, 1994, 10:40:56 AM
(...)
... “ASSAULT is a behavior, not a device!”
* Origin: Infinite Improbability Board (2:2468/9721)

Google Groups: alt.fan.rush-limbaugh
The ABC’s of Gun Control
Slayer3x6
Sep 30, 2000, 3:00:00 AM
Date: 9/28/2000 10:15:00 PM
The ABCs of Gun Control
by Charles Maxwell

a.. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
b.. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
c.. Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface.
d.. Gun control is not about guns; it’s about control.
e.. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
f.. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
g.. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.
h.. If you don’t know your rights you don’t have any.
i.. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
j.. The United States Constitution ( c ) 1791. All Rights Reserved.
k.. What part of “shall not be infringed” do you not understand?
l.. The Second Amendment is in place in case they ignore the others.
m.. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
n.. Guns only have two enemies: Rust and Politicians..
p.. You don’t shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
q.. 911 - government sponsored Dial a Prayer.
r.. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

Google Groups: alt.politics.bush
Gun Refresher Course
ballyhoo
Oct 24, 2000, 8:32:28 PM
GUN REFRESHER COURSE
a. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
b. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
c. Ruger & Sturm: The original point and click interface.
d. Gun control is not about guns; it’s about control.
e. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
f. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
g. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.
h. If you don’t know your rights, you don’t have any.
i. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
j. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.
k. What part of “shall not be infringed” do you not understand.
l. The Second Amendment is in place in case they ignore the others.
m. 64,999,987 firearm owners killed no one yesterday.
n. Guns only have two enemies: Rust and Politicians.
o. Know guns, Know peace and safety. No guns, no peace nor safety.
p. You don’t shoot to kill; You shoot to stay alive.
q. 911 - government sponsored Dial a Prayer.
r. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

Google Groups: rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang
FIREARM PHILOSOPHY 101...A REFRESHER COURSE
cold blue steel
Oct 20, 2000, 3:00:00 AM
To all
Please study and remember, there will be a test later!!

a.  An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
b.  A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
c.  Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface.
d.  Gun control is not about guns; it’s about control.
e.  If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
f.  If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
g.  Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.
h.  If you don’t know your rights, you don’t have any.
i.  Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
j.  The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.
k.  What part of “shall not be infringed” do you not understand.
l.  The Second Amendment is in place in case they ignore the
others.
m.  64,999,987 firearm owners killed no one yesterday.
n.  Guns only have two enemies: Rust and Politicians.
o.  Know guns, Know peace and safety. No guns, no peace nor safety.
p.  You don’t shoot to kill; You shoot to stay alive.
q.  911 - government sponsored Dial a Prayer.
r.  Assault is a behavior, not a device.

Twitter
thadson
@thadson
18. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
5:26 PM · Dec 16, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
ZombieWorld
@MTBZombie
Assault is a behavior not a device. Its not that difficult to understand. Get it right left wing media. #tcot #lnyhbt
(An image is also shown.—ed.)
12:08 PM · Dec 27, 2012·Photos on iOS

Twitter
M. Arocha
@Michie1879
Replying to @RealJamesWoods
• “A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it.”
~ Shane (Alan Ladd)
•You don’t shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
•Assault is a behavior, not a device.
2:46 PM · Jun 3, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

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