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  • Any semi-automatic rifle (fires one shot every time the trigger is pulled)

    14 8.59%
  • A semi-automatic rifle with two or more of the features in the Brady bill.(see OP post)

    17 10.43%
  • A rifle that will keep firing bullets as long as you hold down the trigger.

    117 71.78%
  • A rifle that will fire 3 bullet every time you squeeze the trigger.

    51 31.29%
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    16 9.82%
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    The PROPER definition of an Assault Rifle, as used by the military who invented the term...

    A short rifle, using an intermediate-power cartridge, which is capable of selective, burst or auto fire and has a detachable magazine.


    This largely replaced the "Battle Rifle", which was previously a higher-power caliber rifle with a detachable magazine of slightly lesser capacity (ie M14).


    No semi-auto rifle is actually an "Assault rifle" by the proper definition.

    Almost all civilian versions of "assault rifles" are semi-auto, not full nor selective fire.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Speaking of that, did you hear that last week (or so) someone in CT went to turn her old rifle in at one of the buy back programs and found out it was a 1944 Sturmgewehr? Fortunately, the cop who was handling the program wasn't just a simple bureaucrat or a dirtball con artist and he told her what she had.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Isn't the official definition a carbine, or short rifle that has high ammo capacity and selective firing modes?
    I do not think it could be as the name carbine predates multi-shot weapons.
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    Sorry I misread the post.

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    I don't need an assault rifle but I will buy two to protest the stupid attack on same.
    One I will give as a fund raising auction item to support our local shelter for battered women.

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    What is an assault rifle?

    The guns from Goldeneye on the N64 that give you a little bit of zoom but not too much.

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Lots of things are designed for one purpose but used for others. Why is the original intent relevant here?

    As to the term itself. The military defined it so that is the correct definition.
    It isn't relevant to anything other than pointing out the person that said that guns were not designed to kill is wrong.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    The real question should be what are Assault Weapons, as that is what is being used in most of the massacres in the US and Mexico.

    Gun owners have said for years there is nothing except cosmetic differences between assault weapons and other guns legally available, until the country decides that they should maybe not sell the gun of choice by massacre lovers everywhere. The gun fanatics now say that taking away these particular guns (with only cosmetic differences they have maintained) is some kind of hardship.

    Anyone else see the irony in their new position?
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    bullets kill people.



    I read somewhere that the type of bullets that Adam used on the children were designed to inflict the most internal damage.

    The children and teachers were shot multiple times.

    The teacher that was in the next classroom describes what she heard as a rapid fire pop, pop, pop, pop.....that didn't last very long. Does anyone know how many 30 round clips he used? It was a quite few.


    Semi-automatics seem to be the choice of mass murderers. We don't know what other guns his mother may have had, but apparently she was a gun collector or enthusiast so Adam must have had an array to chose from, but he chose a semi-automatic....probably because it would hold 30 round clips and take out the most people and inflict the most internal damage.

    Banning the type of bullets meant to inflict massive internal damage would be a good place to start.

    Any gun that was designed for military use really has no business outside of a war zone, imo.

    Is it true, the military was the first to use "assault weapon" If so, then why is calling military style guns "assault weapons" such a problem for gun rightys?
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    bullets kill people.



    I read somewhere that the type of bullets that Adam used on the children were designed to inflict the most internal damage.

    The children and teachers were shot multiple times.

    The teacher that was in the next classroom describes what she heard as a rapid fire pop, pop, pop, pop.....that didn't last very long. Does anyone know how many 30 round clips he used? It was a quite few.


    Semi-automatics seem to be the choice of mass murderers. We don't know what other guns his mother may have had, but apparently she was a gun collector or enthusiast so Adam must have had an array to chose from, but he chose a semi-automatic....probably because it would hold 30 round clips and take out the most people and inflict the most internal damage.

    Banning the type of bullets meant to inflict massive internal damage would be a good place to start.

    Any gun that was designed for military use really has no business outside of a war zone, imo.

    Is it true, the military was the first to use "assault weapon" If so, then why is calling military style guns "assault weapons" such a problem for gun rightys?


    1. Bullets: hollow points are designed to do more damage yes... but also to not overpenetrate and endanger persons beyond the target, which is why cops use them.

    2. Proper "assault weapons" are capable of autofire. Military-styled semiautomatics are not properly called "assault weapons".... they just LOOK like military rifles and have a few common characteristics... except where some purely civilian rifles have been misnamed "assault" because of a few similar characteristics. It is a MUCH abused term, that is why we roll our eyes over it.

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    1. Bullets: hollow points are designed to do more damage yes... but also to not overpenetrate and endanger persons beyond the target, which is why cops use them.

    2. Proper "assault weapons" are capable of autofire. Military-styled semiautomatics are not properly called "assault weapons".... they just LOOK like military rifles and have a few common characteristics... except where some purely civilian rifles have been misnamed "assault" because of a few similar characteristics. It is a MUCH abused term, that is why we roll our eyes over it.
    Would you call the type of weapon that Adam used an "assault weapon"? I haven't seen a picture of the gun that he used and even if I did I wouldn't call it "scary" because I"ve been conditioned to seeing those types of weapons on TV and in movies and from gun righty's themselves.

    I don't consider using the correct verbage to be more important than the kind of damage a particular gun can do. Most us without gun knowledge get our information from the media. But when we talk to gun righty's about guns we get nothing but insults and ridicule for not using correct terms. It creates a barrier to communication, which I kinda think is intentional to divert the issue away from real concerns that people have with guns.

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