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What's an Assault Weapon?

Daniel982 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:11 AM
Redefinition is one of the key points of any liberal argument. When cornered by logic they redefine the terminology. Know your enemy.
Texas Chris Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:29 PM
Doesn't matter. The "assault weapon" meme is purely deflection. The question is constitutionality, and no law regulating weapons of any type is constitutional.

When we debate what is and isn't an assault weapon, we lose the REAL argument: "What is the proper authority of government regarding private weapon ownership?"

Answer: None.

Last week, Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced a new, supposedly improved version of the federal "assault weapon" ban that expired in 2004. But like that earlier law, which the California Democrat also sponsored, Feinstein's bill prohibits the manufacture and sale of guns based on characteristics that have little or nothing to do with the danger they pose.

Although arbitrary distinctions are a defining characteristic of "assault weapon" bans, recent polls indicate that most Americans support them. New survey data suggest one possible explanation: Most Americans don't know what "assault weapons" are.

Feinstein's bill would ban "157 dangerous military-style assault weapons" by name,...