Last week, two Philadelphia police officers faced multiple convicts with an arsenal of high-powered assault weapons, including an AK-47, a SKS, an AR-15, and a TEC 9, as well as three pistols.
The trouble is, the SKS was never classified as an “assault weapon” anywhere. And there’s no indication that the pistols would have been classified as “assault weapons” either. One suspects that in their mind, any gun used to shoot a police officer is an “assault weapon”, but this is a losing battle. The ban expired six years ago and nobody who values their office is making any noise to bring it back.