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What's an Assault Weapon?

David16953 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:05 PM
I think it is ironic that Feinstein is so hung up with the "Assault Rifle " terminology. The name "Assault Rifle" was coined by Adolph Hitler when he first shot the Stg44. Any gun owner is aware she is hypeing the "Assault" word with her new designation of "Assault Pistols" and "Assault Shotguns" to vilify the better weapons for self defense. Someone needs to get the current disgrace in Washington to understand that the Constitution is a document to limit the Federal Government to only those functions specifically granted to the Feds in the document and and the Bill of Rights constitutes ten amendments that specify the rights of the people that the Federal Government may infringe, abridge or modify in any way.

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,...