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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A federal appeals court in October upheld the core prohibition on assault weapons in the Connecticut and New York laws.
Next, Beckett admits, "The continuing focus on assault weapons stems from the media's obsessive focus on mass shootings, which disproportionately involve weapons like the AR-15, a civilian version of the military M16 rifle.
Daniel Malloy's undersecretary for criminal justice, said more than 20,000 assault weapons had been registered with the state by Christmas Day.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America applauds the court's decision to maintain the law's expanded restriction on assault weapons and large-capacity magazine limits.
This note analyzes the flaws in the now-expired Assault Weapons Ban and proposes that a new assault weapons ban be enacted without the fundamental weaknesses of the initial ban.
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 would have also prohibited the sale, transfer, manufacturing and importing of all semi-automatic rifles and handguns with magazines holding more than 10 rounds, and outlaw feeding devices with the capacity to hold ammunition surpassing that number.
But he said the Second Amendment wasn't written at a time when firearms were as sophisticated as today's assault weapons.
According to the Telegraph, speaking in Minneapolis, Obama, however, tacitly acknowledged that the new consensus in Congress did not yet include an assault weapons ban.
The 66-year-old actor and director urged US politicians to reinstate the expired 1994 Brady Bill, which included a ban on the sale of assault weapons.
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.