The New York Slimes has gone there and revealed what patriotic citizens of have long suspected.    The Slimes definition of common-sense gun control is a ban on all semi-automatic weapons, from the New York Slimes:

What all of this means is that the Parkland gunman, in practical terms, had the same rifle firepower as an American grunt using a standard infantry rifle in the standard way.

Rep. Brian Mast of Florida, a Republican and an Army combat veteran, has called for a ban on the sale of AR-15-style rifles.

“The exact definition of assault weapon will need to be determined,” Mast said. “But we should all be able to agree that the civilian version of the very deadly weapon that the Army issued to me should certainly qualify.”

Joe Plenzler, a 20-year combat veteran of the Marine Corps, is part of a social media movement of military veterans, including those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, calling for reforms on the sale or possession of modern military-style firearms.

The Slimes does not know what either an assault style or military style weapon is but she sure wants to ban them.

The Slimes has panties all knotted up over the thought of a fly-over country possessing a modern weapon. Flash the infamous AK-47 was developed in 1947. Is the flint lock rifle primitive for the Slimes or shall the Slimes permit to keep our matchlock muskets?

The AR-15 itself was developed in the 1950’s.   When it militarized version the M-16 was adopted, it criticized for lack of firepower.   In turn, the Army counted it was more effective to wound a soldier rather than to kill him.    A wounded soldier requires scarce battlefield resources to treat and evacuate him.

Maybe Neanderthals like Slow Joe Biden would be willings to trust the defense of their home to a Nineteenth Century weapon like a double barrelled shotgun, but the Supreme Court and the Second Amendment say otherwise.

Lastly, if semi-automatic weapons are just too deadly for civilian use, let us first confiscate all the semi-automatic weapons which are used to guard Congress,  courts, and the Slimes offices.