Assault Weapon


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An automatic or semiautomatic weapon that holds 30 or more rounds of ammunition and which is generally understood to fire one bullet each time the trigger is pulled. There is no technical military definition of assault weapon other than that referring to a weapon used in a military assault operation. The US Army does define the term assault rifle as a short, compact, selective-fire weapon that fires a cartridge intermediate in power between submachine gun and rifle cartridges
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An amendment that would have banned assault weapons attached to a wider bill failed on Saturday in a largely party-line vote, in response to the Feb.
She said, "I don't need a freaking assault weapon to defend myself.
Ordinary people should not be allowed to purchase assault weapons or anything else that can promote killing innocent victims.
A federal appeals court in October upheld the core prohibition on assault weapons in the Connecticut and New York laws.
But in the 10 years since the previous ban lapsed, even gun control advocates acknowledge a larger truth: The law that barred the sale of assault weapons from 1994 to 2004 made little difference.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that 32,163 people were shot to death in 2011, the latest number available, and Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook shooter who was armed with a military-style assault weapon, fired 156 rounds in less than 300 seconds while killing 26 human beings.
32) The trouble for legislators is, and has always been, deciding what various factors suddenly turn a semiautomatic firearm into a semiautomatic assault weapon.
Markey would work to close gun show loopholes, institute universal background checks and ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.
the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, which would prohibit, subject to
Texans support assault weapons ban, mixed on Cornyn (Public Policy Polling): "49% of Texas voters support an assault weapons ban to just 41% opposed to it.
The police have also launched an intensive crackdown on assault weapons including knives, swords and knuckle dusters, throughout the emirate.
The simple fact is that there is hot one case holding assault weapon bans violate either state or federal constitutional right to keep and bear arms provisions.