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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 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.
    Yea they have. They went hunting two legged game.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what was the purpose of the mauser 98?
    No idea what it was since I didn't care so I had to look it up. A gun designed by Germans for use in WWII. Kill people.
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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.
    They can be used for hunting too... but the purpose remains the same, to kill.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    No idea what it was since I didn't care so I had to look it up. A gun designed by Germans for use in WWII. Kill people.
    but right now many target and hunting guns are based on it.

    are you less dead if someone shoots you with a BT-99 trap shotgun versus a Mossberg 500 police shotgun

    how about rifles-Carlos hathcock-legendary Marine Sniper won the national rifle target championship with a target grade winchester model 70 with a Unertl scope. he used that same rifle that he won the 1000 yard target title with to kill scores of NVA and perhaps chinese soldiers

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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.
    The .223 Remington was developed in 1964 by request of the US Military because they were looking to replace the .308 (7.62x54) with a lighter high velocity round. It became commercially available after rejection by the Military, but is a short cartridge made specifically for use in the XM16E1, which officially became the M-16A1 in 1967.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    The .223 Remington was developed in 1964 by request of the US Military because they were looking to replace the .308 (7.62x54) with a lighter high velocity round. It became commercially available after rejection by the Military, but is a short cartridge made specifically for use in the XM16E1, which officially became the M-16A1 in 1967.
    its perfectly safe to shoot a .223 rem in a 5.56MM chamber but not the other way around

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    but right now many target and hunting guns are based on it.

    are you less dead if someone shoots you with a BT-99 trap shotgun versus a Mossberg 500 police shotgun

    how about rifles-Carlos hathcock-legendary Marine Sniper won the national rifle target championship with a target grade winchester model 70 with a Unertl scope. he used that same rifle that he won the 1000 yard target title with to kill scores of NVA and perhaps chinese soldiers
    Dude, first of all you are wasting your time throwing out all these models and gun names. I have no idea what they are nor do I care. Just being honest.

    Secondly... initially guns were designed to kill. They were not designed for sport. I am only commenting on the comment that it is supid to say that guns were designed to kill people. Most things that we have were designed out of or for war.

    Radar? Designed to "see" the other guy so you could go kill him.
    Subs? Designed to sneak in to kill...
    Internet? Designed between the DOD and Stanford (if I remember correctly)
    Atomic Energy? We know the answer to that one.
    Jets? Rockets? Kevlar?

    Much of the optical sensors that we take for granted? IR. Detectors. Etc. Designed to help kill.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    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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    I was going to say the purpose of a the mechanical device we call "firearm" is to propel a small projectile downrange accurately.

    the "killing people" or even " killing animals".. or ,hell just plain old " killing"... is the intent of the operator, not the purpose of the firearm.

    each and every one of my firearms had fulfilled their purpose tens of thousands of times.... yet not one of them has killed a person.
    killing a person has yet to be a purpose I set my firearm out to fulfill.

    more than anything else, my intent.. and therefore the purpose of my firearm... is too put lil holes in paper at different known distances.

    obviously i'm exempting firearms I carried in the Corps... but even those were used primarily to punch holes in paper... and the occasional Commie.
    occasionally, my firearms are used to kill.....animals....tasty tasty animals.

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Dude, first of all you are wasting your time throwing out all these models and gun names. I have no idea what they are nor do I care. Just being honest.

    Secondly... initially guns were designed to kill. They were not designed for sport. I am only commenting on the comment that it is supid to say that guns were designed to kill people. Most things that we have were designed out of or for war.

    Radar? Designed to "see" the other guy so you could go kill him.
    Subs? Designed to sneak in to kill...
    Internet? Designed between the DOD and Stanford (if I remember correctly)
    Atomic Energy? We know the answer to that one.
    Jets? Rockets? Kevlar?

    Much of the optical sensors that we take for granted? IR. Detectors. Etc. Designed to help kill.
    I am doing my best to find a point in your argument and I cannot

    knives were originally designed to kill as well

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Doesn't it depend on when and who you ask?

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