If bayonets are obsolete, why is a bayonet lug something that makes a rifle an "assault weapon"?(thanks to Robb Allen in chat for the link)
I also noticed something: Obama referred to Russia as not being a threat, then some 20 minutes later said that Russia was one of the countries that we needed to be mindful of when taking action in the Asian theater. The rhetoric is noticeably two-faced - on the one hand, Obama wants us to believe that Russia is no longer a credible threat to America; on the other hand, we need to watch them when we are thinking about action in that part of the world?
It's the same with "assault weapons" - Obama mentioned reinstating the Assault Weapons Ban in the last debate - and then immediately went on to talk about "cheap handguns". Then he makes the off-handed comment about bayonets and horses being obsolete - neglecting the simple fact that ZOMG BAYONET LUG is one of the features that makes a standard semi-automatic rifle a ZOMG ASSAULT WEAPON. It's either obsolete or it's a ZOMG DEADLY FEATURE; you can't have it both ways.
Well, unless you have a (D) after your name, that is...
That is all.