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What's an Assault Weapon?

Madgorilla Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:50 AM
No, an assault rifle is a selective fire rifle using an intermediate cartridge that is far less powerful than a standard rifle cartridge such as was used in the WWII Mauser 8mm, or the Springfield 03-A3 .30-06.

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,...