Last night I was watching the news and a local FBI agent decided to "borrow" a sniper rifle. Apparently he left the rifle in his Tahoe and someone broke in and stole it (oddly they didn't touch anything else, do you think this might have been planned?). Anyway, how the news brought it up is that it was an Assault Weapon that was stolen. Then they show a picture of a sniper rifle (I think a Remington 700). So I proceed to get into this thing about how stupid the media is because they classify every weapon as an Assault Weapon. Which I then tied into the reason why they are making a huge deal about the Columbine and Koresh anniversaries, is most likely because the AWB is about to sunset and they are trying to scare the public with "Assault Weapons". So my wife, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law start arguing with me about a rifle with a scope is an Assault Weapon and how it's stupid that I care about how guns are classified and that they should get rid of suppressors and at one point how all guns should be destroyed . Before coming here, I never would have started an arguement about guns, because before I didn't really have any knowledge and didn't really care about my rights. It amazes me at how ignorant people are. Anyway, just thought I'd share. Oh, and (non-sarcastically, just in case) thanks.