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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I don't think assault weapons in schools, carried by any school personnel, is the appropriate thing," DeVos replied, adding that "But again this is an issue that I think is best decided at the local level by communities and by states.
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.
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Swanson said he supports an assault weapons ban and making campaign finance changes to prevent groups like the NRA from having too much influence on votes.
As an Army officer qualified in all military weapons in the 1960s, I was personally involved in the Army's transition from powerful military rifles to small-caliber, high-velocity rifles, the assault weapon.
Actually be tough on terrorism and stop making it easy as possible for terrorists to buy assault weapons.
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.
The Assault Weapons Ban (2) became the law of the land in 1994 and just ten years later, in 2004, the ban ended through a sunset provision when Congress decided not to reenact the bill.
I see no problem with shotguns and rifles, but there is no reason for the average citizen to have access to assault weapons or handguns.
Markey appeared with a retired first-grade teacher who lamented the risks to students and the public posed by assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.