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Obama: On Second Thought, I Will Push For More Gun Control

Ben550 Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 1:12 AM
And all of those "assault weapons" had the same features, like flash hider, pistol grip, folding stock, bayonette lug, and detachable magazine. All cosmetic features that had nothing to do with the gun's operation. Every banned gun was semiautomatic, single shell fired per trigger pull. People seem to think that these guns were full auto; not one of them was full auto. They aren't even assault weapons, for that reason. Congress redefined the term "assault weapon" to include a semiautomatic gun that had those cosmetic features.

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