All he has as a foot hold is the dead horse he delights in kicking, this meaning of the word cosmetic. Even though numerous times it has been stated that he was correct that cosmetic may not be the right term. He goes back to his dead horse and commenced to kicking it again
You failed to answer my question - why should these features such as pistol grips, collapsible stocks, and barrel shrouds be banned?
"Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. . . . Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness."
~Orwell, Politics and the English Language
So if you say assault weapons then you are talking about all three groups. If you want to discuss only assault rifles, then you need to say assault rifles.