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The Assault Weapons Ban Didn’t Work Then and It Won’t Work Now

smcvey Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 12:24 PM
First off, the AR-15, Bushmaster and such are not Assault Weapons. They are Semi-Automatic variations of the US Military M-16 and M4 weapons carried by soldiers, sailors, marines and airman of the Armed Forces of the United States. Jane' book on Small Arms, defines an assault weapon as, a rifle capable of being fired on semi-automatic or full automatic using an intermediate cartridge. An intermediate cartridge for those who are not fully educated in firearms is a pistol cartridge, ie: .45ACP, 9mm etc. What the liberal Democrats call an assault weapon is very simply not an assault weapon, it is in fact a semi-automatic version of an a military issued firearm, and they are not assault weapons either because they do not use a pistol cartr
nimh2 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:12 AM
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 2:49 PM
NATO ".223" is 5.56x45 mm.
a lower-power version of a hunting round.

.308 is 7.62x54, IIRC.
smcvey Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 12:26 PM
cartridge, they use a rifle cartridge; ie: 5.56x54mm. I do hope this clears up a common misconception of what is and is not an assault weapon.

Senator Dianne Feinstein is queuing up come January 2013 to retable—yet again—an Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) in order to “severely mitigate the possibilities of another Sandy Hook atrocity.” Great idea, Dianne, as the first AWB that Clinton signed into law worked wonders in schools from 1994-2004. It was awesome. It panned out wonderfully aside from the following:

  • November 7, 1994: Wickliffe, Ohio: (Wickliffe Middle School shooting) Keith Ledeger, 37, a former student at the school, shot and killed custodian Pete Christopher and wounded four other adults.
  • January 12, 1995: Seattle, Washington: A...