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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 Luna Tick View Post
    ^^^^^^^^ 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?
    Fully automatic rifles are not banned,just those not registered as of May 19, 1986.As far as I know none of those weapons have ever been used in a mass shooting in the US.


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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    From a non technical standpoint

    Capable of firing multiple rounds from a single trigger pull, a large capacity magazine or clip. using a more powerfull round then a submachine gun (HK MP5) but not as good for long distances then what most would consider to be a hunting rifle.


    Ie Ak 47, M16
    You do realize the civilian models of those are semi-auto, yes? Meaning that only 1 bullet/trigger pull?

    The real problem with gun control is that there is a lot of ignorance, typically on the side of anti-gun nuts, and no attempt to actually educate themselves as to what they run their mouths against. Ignorance will never get us anywhere.
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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).
    I think civilians should have access to them and fully automatic weapons as well.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    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 Oozlefinch View Post
    And Tripod, T&E, Pintle, Spare Barrel, Asbestos Glove, ets, etc, etc.
    ...and looking around to make sure that your ammo bearer is keeping up.

    I never messed with the tripod because, frankly, I didn't plan on staying anywhere long enough to make it worthwhile.

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    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.
    I don't know about that, I'd still rather have the lighter rifle with lighter ammunition. With all the crap they made us lug around, plus body armor and whatever the hell else SGTMAJ decides we need (but will never need for any possible reason), having 308's would be less than dandy. The M-16 has its faults, many many faults, but at least it's accurate when it decides to properly cycle rounds.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    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.
    I had a 249 for a while in Korea. I liked it good enough, and was sad to get re-assigned the M-16.
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    If you're dismissing the difference between semi-auto and full auto, you are certainly ignoring relevant facts.


    Full auto lends itself readily to spraying large numbers of bullets around nearly at random.

    Semi-auto, not so much.
    full auto-to suppress the movement of an enemy or to break contact with an enemy allowing you to retreat or move.

    semi auto-to inflict casualties on the enemy

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oozlefinch View Post
    I got a great idea, let's mandate all "Assault Rifles" look like this:



    And yes, that is a fully functional semi-automatic AK-47. And it can be yours, for only $1,072.95.

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    If you ask me, these are to cute to ever be considered "Assault Rifles".
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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post

    I had a 249 for a while in Korea. I liked it good enough, and was sad to get re-assigned the M-16.
    Sure! The SAW uses 5.56 but my M-60 was 7.62x51. Those 200rd cans probably weighed 15 pounds just by themselves.

    The SAW was after my time so I really don't know what a combat loadout would be. When I carried the 60 I had a belt in the gun and the other belt in the can on my ruck. My ammo bearer would have another can and the accessory pouch. Although it wasn't a whole lot of fun to lug that mess around there certainly was a good bit of satisfaction in being behind it if the lead started flying.

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    Re: What is an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oozlefinch View Post


    If you ask me, these are to cute to ever be considered "Assault Rifles".
    Oh god...this is something I could imagine those brony fanboys snapping something like that up.
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