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What's an Assault Weapon?

TS8 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:36 PM
That may be true, but gun companies are doing great business. If pension funds are withdrawn, the pension fund suffers, not the manufacturers. Wait, they can invest those pension funds in green companies, like solar and wind. They'll make tons of money. Right?

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,...