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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Capitol and statehouses to advance gun control measures, including banning assault-style weapons.
Yet some Democrats have pushed back - suggesting that issues such as assault-style weapons could become more prominent in this year's midterm elections.
GIVEN the execution of 59 people in Las Vegas, what possible defence can the NRA come up with that allows people to possess assault-style weapons? L Martin, Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow ...
CALIFORNIA (TAP) - A couple dressed in tactical gear and carrying assault-style weapons shot and killed 14 people and injured 17 at a holiday party at a social services center on Wednesday before being fatally shot by police hours later while on the run.
A federal database to track gun sales was supported by 67 percent, a ban on semi-automatic weapons by 58 percent, a ban on assault-style weapons by 55 percent and a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips by 54 percent.
Posavac juxtaposes his admission that the assault-weapons ban "might not reduce violence" with an assertion that assault weapons "are not needed." I'm surprised to hear that coming out of Tennessee, where thousands of law-abiding citizens own what are properly called assault-style weapons. Typically, it's your Piers Morgan or David Frum types who blister at the notion that someone might claim to "need" a clip that holds more than six or eight or ten rounds.
The news media and other politicians demand that high-capacity magazines and assault-style weapons be outlawed.
Obama has publicly assured gun owners that they would be able to keep their existing assault-style weapons and high capacity ammunition under tighter gun control legislation.
Lawmakers in Colorado have introduced a proposal that would hold manufacturers and dealers of assault-style weapons legally liable for crimes committed with their firearms.
has led to shortages of 'assault-style weapons,' rising prices and a broadening of gun culture to increasingly include older Americans, women and--gasp--liberals."
I then flipped to another article containing the headline: "Gov't Plans to Destroy Assault-style Weapons." The lead paragraph explained, "Weapons of war have no place in a country of peace, according to Public Security Minister Fernando Berrocal, who announced Monday he plans to destroy all semiautomatic military weapons such as M-16 rifles that have been in Costa Rica since the 1960s."
I may not be able to convince the other members of the Star-Telegram's editorial board that letting the "assault-style weapons" ban expire is a good idea but I can make sure we don't step on our tongues trying to make the point that it's a bad one.