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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 Goshin View Post
    ...I've heard the theory advanced that the intermediate-power cartridge used by "assault rifles" such as the M16 and M4 are intended to wound more often than kill...
    I think it has to do more with weight and cost. Lighter bullets means a higher combat load, and you can carry a hell of a lot more 5.56 rounds than 30-06 or 308.

    I disagree with the wound myth, simply because they train us to put two rounds in the chest. That will kill a man.
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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.
    Good. I don't see why that would even be buy-backable. It's not a functioning weapon, it's an antique with a very interesting history.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    I think it has to do more with weight and cost. Lighter bullets means a higher combat load, and you can carry a hell of a lot more 5.56 rounds than 30-06 or 308.

    I disagree with the wound myth, simply because they train us to put two rounds in the chest. That will kill a man.

    Yeah, prolly so.

    I had a good friend who died not long ago, he was a Viet Nam Spec Ops vet, who talked about the same thing: weight and quantity of ammo. Said he prefered to pack an M16 and 50% more ammo than a heavier battle-rifle and less ammo... of course he was operating in the jungle mostly. Open plains would possibly change the equation a bit.

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Well, not all guns are designed to kill people. Many are designed to kill deer, squirrels, quail, or clay pigeons.

    I've heard the theory advanced that the intermediate-power cartridge used by "assault rifles" such as the M16 and M4 are intended to wound more often than kill... on the theory that a wounded man is more of a drain on the enemy's resources than a dead man. It is certainly true that, for instance, a 30-06 deer rifle is FAR more deadly per-round than a .223 M-16/AR15.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Yeah, prolly so.

    I had a good friend who died not long ago, he was a Viet Nam Spec Ops vet, who talked about the same thing: weight and quantity of ammo. Said he prefered to pack an M16 and 50% more ammo than a heavier battle-rifle and less ammo... of course he was operating in the jungle mostly. Open plains would possibly change the equation a bit.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Though I know darned good and well that ANY rifle is an "assault rifle,"

    in my mind, I always picture something similar to the Brady Bill weapons.

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    This poll is to get a general idea of what people consider an assault rifle.I have supplied pictures and tried to keep the options as simple as possible. I am not a firearms expert and I am sure a lot of people are not,so I provided pictures from the internet and provided definitions from wikipedia should anyone have a hard time figuring out what anything is.


    What is an assault rifle?

    Any semi-automatic rifle(fires one shot every time the trigger is pulled)
    A semi-automatic rifle with two or more of the features in the Brady bill.
    A rifle that will keep firing bullets as long as you hold down the trigger.
    A rifle that will fire 3 bullet every time you squeeze the trigger.
    I do not know.



    Semi-automatic rifle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    A semi-automatic rifle is a type of rifle that fires a single bullet each time the trigger is pulled, automatically ejects the spent cartridge, chambers a fresh cartridge from its magazine, and is immediately ready to fire another shot.

    Automatic rifle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    An automatic rifle is a type of magazine-fed rifle that uses either its recoil or a portion of the gas propelling the projectile to operate its action. And, to remove the spent cartridge case, cock the rifle, load a new cartridge and fire again repeatedly, as long as the trigger is held down or until the magazine is exhausted.


    Assault weapon defined by the 1994 assault weapons ban.

    Semi-automatic rifles able to accept detachable magazines and two or more of the following:

    -Folding or telescoping stock
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    -Pistol grip

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    -Bayonet mount
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    -Flash suppressor, or threaded barrel designed to accommodate one
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    -Grenade launcher(more precisely, a muzzle device that enables launching or firing rifle grenades, though this applies only to muzzle mounted grenade launchers and not those mounted externally).
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    I think it has to do more with weight and cost. Lighter bullets means a higher combat load, and you can carry a hell of a lot more 5.56 rounds than 30-06 or 308.

    I disagree with the wound myth, simply because they train us to put two rounds in the chest. That will kill a man.
    Absolutely.

    Having had the honor of lugging an M-60 through the wilderness on more than one occasion I can definitely attest to the preference to carry 180 rounds of 5.56 instead of 200 rounds of M80...plus 23 pounds of MG.

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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.
    ^^^^^^^^ This! I've been so annoyed by all the calls for banning assault weapons when they're already banned. They have been since 1986. In 1986 Congress banned fully automatic rifles and President Reagan signed the bill into law. That's why it was such a joke in 1994 when Clinton banned "assault" weapons. They had already been banned. Clinton's ban made illegal "evil features" like bayonet lugs and flash suppressors. Have we had a rash of bayonet violence or shootings that happened only because the flash was suppressed?

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

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