Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Saturday claimed that “assault weapon” is not a real term.
During “Fox and Friends,” Carlson interviewed the owner of a New York gun store that sold customers modified assault weapons.
Joseph Palumbo, owner of the Albion Gun Shop, thought that the modified AR-15s were legal, but the guns violated the state’s SAFE Act.
While Palumbo was discussing that police came into his store to ask for his gun sale records, Carlson jumped in with a clarification for viewers.
“We should be clear for our viewers that ‘assault weapon’ is a made-up term, and there really is no such thing as an assault weapon,” he said.
“Assault weapon” is a legal term used to classify semi-automatic weapons with specific features.
As the Raw Story noted, some conservatives argue that the “assault weapon” term isn’t real because it is complicated in what it includes.
Watch the clip via Media Matters: