[section] 134-1 (2013) (defining an "assault pistol
" as any firearm with two
The Desert News in Palm Springs, California, offered a shopping list of the horrible things that would transpire if the ban was not continued, ranging from terrorists getting firearms at gun shows to this: "In many states, it will be possible to bring concealed TEC-9 assault pistols
, loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition, into bars, churches and sports arenas, public schools or universities."
Most probably did not recognize that the "assault pistols
" shown, despite their menacing looks, were chambered for the low-powered .22 cartridge that has been a recreational favorite since the late 19th century.
Reportedly, only 3,500 such "assault pistols
" were imported last year.
i* When Maryland imposed a more stringent ban on assault pistols and high-capacity magazines in 1994, it led to a
The Maryland Ban on the Sale of Assault Pistols and High-Capacity Magazines: Estimating the Impact in Baltimore,
The anti-gunners will soon be calling for a ban of these "sniper rifles" just as they've tried to stamp out the guns they dubbed (with equal falsity) "gang guns," "assault rifles," and "assault pistols
The anti-gunners have found yet a new term designed to instill fear in the American public: "assault pistols." It ranks right up there with assault rifles, Saturday Night Specials and "cop-killer" bullets.
These so-called assault pistols took center stage during the Senate Judiciary Committee's Feb.
At one point Kennedy asked whether there is any sporting purpose for imported military-style "assault pistols." "I don't know a damn thing about guns!" Bennett replied.