And here’s a rebuttal.
This is a good opportunity for me to recommend that you read this law review article from 1994 about “assault weapons” and “semi-automatic” ones and how they do and/or do not differ from other firearms. I’m no gun expert—au contraire—so the technicalities (and any errors or outdated facts) elude me, but it seems to be making some excellent, and usually poorly understood, points.
I also recommend this piece by John Hinderaker on the MSM’s abysmally inaccurate coverage of the Newtown shootings.
[NOTE: I had never heard of the author of the law review article, David Kopel, before, but when I Googled him I found he’s got an interesting list of publications.]