Originally Posted by screach
Ok due to the relentless ranting on my original mistake of mentioning the "assault" rifle, I have changed the wording in the original post, thank you all for your input. Further input would be welcome.
I have to be honest with everyone. I have said assault rifle in the past, forgetting I am talking to my fellow US citizens on this forum. It is a matter of habit. Those who have met Germans, realize they do not beat around the bush. Could not care less if they are politically correct. Very straight forward people. So, when something looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, Germans will call it a duck. Germans call an AR15, AK, G3, SL8, AUG and other military looking guns a Sturmgewehr (assault rifle), which also shows as a Class 3 weapon on my weapons card. It does not matter if it is semi-auto weapon (Selbstladewaffen) or full auto. A policeman or gate guard will say "oh you have a Sturmgewehr, can I see your weapons card to insure it belongs to you." When hunters meet, we say "sturmgewehr" when talking about our rifles. Sad that the US gun community has to be politically correct in what is considered the most firearms friendly country in the world.