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What's an Assault Weapon?

IddiKlu Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:40 AM
An assault weapon is any that Feinstein considers threatening or scary. That does not include (I imagine) the concealed one she carries and which makes her feel special. Her being the head of the intelligence committee must we the most incredible oxymoron ever...
SdAufKla Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 11:19 AM

In Feinstein's world, any and ALL firearms are "assault weapons." In Feinstein's world, ALL firearms ALL firearms should be banned from private ownership.

This is the endgame and ultimate goal. An "assault weapon" ban is just another incremental step in that direction that can be used later against her opponents. She (and other prog-libs) will argue that since the 2nd Amendment was compromised by this concession, a precedent has been established for further compromise. They already use this argument by pointing out other types of firearms that are banned from ownership.

Before you know it, 2nd Amendment supporters will have had their Roe v. Wade moment and private gun ownership in all forms will be a thing of the past.
rficara Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:28 PM
They DID try to class all scope-sighted deer rifles as "sniper rifles" after MLK. See how well THAT flew?


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,...