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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%
  • I do not know.

    16 9.82%
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    I don't care their only purpose is to kill people. No one except a gunnie would care either.
    that is the sort of moronic comment that is typical of the anti gun left

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    The term "assault weapon" is a misnomer derived from "assault rifle". The term is used by the Anti-gun crowd because to Jane Average it carries connotations of criminal assault, therefore easily demonized.

    I've heard the media call a gun (used by a murderer) a "bolt action semi-auto assault rifle"....

    There is no such thing.
    It's anything that looks "assaultie".
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    What is an assault rifle?
    An assault rifle is magazine fed, semi-automatic, hand-held, shoulder-fired rifle with a short cartridge. Commonly gas-operated, air-cooled, featuring burst or automatic fire to facilitate mobilized combat. The first assault rifle (arguably) was the STG-44, manufactured by Germany towards the end of the Second World War. All future assault rifles followed suit with their own improvements to facilitate the needs and tactics of the manufacturing nation's military forces.

    An assault rifle is simply a modern combat rifle, made specifically for warfare.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Any gun that has a semi-automatic or automatic feature. What John Conner runs around with in the latest Terminator movie. Fire one shot or many shots in sequence. Who cares... a gun that can kill a lot of people. M-16. AK-47. AR-15. Etc.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that is the sort of moronic comment that is typical of the anti gun left
    Not really. I agree with him. Who cares what an "assault rifle" is? Automatic. Semi-Auto. Machine gun. ??? Who cares but people that like guns? And their purpose IS to kill people. Just facts.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Not really. I agree with him. Who cares what an "assault rifle" is? Automatic. Semi-Auto. Machine gun. ??? Who cares but people that like guns? And their purpose IS to kill people. Just facts.
    what was the purpose of the mauser 98?

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    An assault rifle is magazine fed, semi-automatic, hand-held, shoulder-fired rifle with a short cartridge. Commonly gas-operated, air-cooled, featuring burst or automatic fire to facilitate mobilized combat. The first assault rifle (arguably) was the STG-44, manufactured by Germany towards the end of the Second World War. All future assault rifles followed suit with their own improvements to facilitate the needs and tactics of the manufacturing nation's military forces.

    An assault rifle is simply a modern combat rifle, made specifically for warfare.
    I don't think most people agree with "short cartridge." A .223 isn't short for its diameter.

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I don't think most people agree with "short cartridge." A .223 isn't short for its diameter.
    its an intermediate cartridge compared to the big battle rifle shells of WWII-8mm, 303, and 30-06 and later the 762 nato

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    I always find it interesting when someone declares "the only purpose of (this or that) gun is to kill people."

    Well, yeah! That's what most guns are meant to be able to do. I don't think anyone has ever gone hunting with a .25 or .32 saturday night special.

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I always find it interesting when someone declares "the only purpose of (this or that) gun is to kill people."

    Well, yeah! That's what most guns are meant to be able to do. I don't think anyone has ever gone hunting with a .25 or .32 saturday night special.
    the most popular target rifles in the USA are "service rifles"

    most hunting rifles are based on the Mauser 98-Germany's standard weapon in both WWs

    its an idiotic claim-the purpose of the rifle is to accurately place a bullet on a target

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