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What's an Assault Weapon?

ElihuE Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 5:47 AM
The vast majority of American citizens (of course all Liberals, but even a few ignorant and apathetic Conservatives) are dumber than rocks when it comes to possessing knowledge regarding guns of any kind.Yeah, those barrel shrouds and forward grips are extremely dangerous! "Assault weapons" indeed!

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,...