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What's an Assault Weapon?

mread Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:36 AM
It is the term Semi and Automatic!!! Fully Autmatic's have been band sinced the 1930's. It is the term Semi that is being raised as the issue and a ton of Semi-Autmatic are handguns. Here is what I think our Government is trying to do is confuse this issue by using the wrong verbage to get thier bills passed and strike fear in to those who do not own guns!
Texas Chris Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:22 PM
The Federal firearms Act of 1938 is equally unconstitutional as the Feinstein bill, too.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:42 PM
it's 1934 National Firearms Act.


and I agree it's unconstitutional.
same for the 1968 GCA and 1986 FOPA.

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,...