View Poll Results: Which one is an "Assault Rifle"

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  • Colt is - I mean, look at it

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  • Ruger is.

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  • They all are.

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Thread: Are These "Assault Rifles" ?

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    Re: Are These "Assault Rifles" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I don't know guns. I understand that none of them are, but the M4 looks like "my idea of an assault rifle." I'm going to guess that it has all the cosmetics of one, but not the firepower. I saw someone explaining the different cosmetic parts of a gun that are the same as an assault rifle without it actually being one.

    I question I don't know the answer to: If two guys come tearing into a convenience store decked out like terrorists sporting these guns, rob the store, pistol whip the patrons, are they guilty of something more because they're using those guns?

    Precedent: I think if one uses even a toy gun in a robbery, they're guilty of armed robbery. Like, in addition to armed robbery, would they be guilty of something more? Like terrorist threats or something? This is an innocent question.
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    Re: Are These "Assault Rifles" ?

    But they are all:

    1) semi automatic
    2) use magazines to feed bullets
    3) can accept larger magazine capacities than 10 rounds

    Isn't that the broad definition being used for "assault-styled" weapons?

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    Re: Are These "Assault Rifles" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    But they are all:

    1) semi automatic
    2) use magazines to feed bullets
    3) can accept larger magazine capacities than 10 rounds

    Isn't that the broad definition being used for "assault-styled" weapons?
    That is what the anti-2nd crowd is trying to get to apply to the term assault weapon. But your poll asked about assault rifles.Assault rifles have either burst or automatic.
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    Re: Are These "Assault Rifles" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    That is what the anti-2nd crowd is trying to get to apply to the term assault weapon. But your poll asked about assault rifles.Assault rifles have either burst or automatic.
    But "why would anybody need a semi-automatic rifle?!?!" even a 10/22? I mean that can hold "high capacity magazines" that need to be banned!
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    I mean really, these anti-gun hoplophobes almost NEVER talk about the caliber of the bullet. They wouldn't know .22 from .223. So the Ruger 10/22 is no more safe than the Mini-14
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    Re: Are These "Assault Rifles" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    That is what the anti-2nd crowd is trying to get to apply to the term assault weapon. But your poll asked about assault rifles.Assault rifles have either burst or automatic.
    Correct. I know that. You know that.

    So what's any of that got to do with AR-15's?

    Only difference between the AR-15 and any of the guns in my poll is simply caliber.

    (note: some of these are rhetorical questions...)

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    Re: Are These "Assault Rifles" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't know guns. I understand that none of them are, but the M4 looks like "my idea of an assault rifle." I'm going to guess that it has all the cosmetics of one, but not the firepower. I saw someone explaining the different cosmetic parts of a gun that are the same as an assault rifle without it actually being one.

    I question I don't know the answer to: If two guys come tearing into a convenience store decked out like terrorists sporting these guns, rob the store, pistol whip the patrons, are they guilty of something more because they're using those guns?

    Precedent: I think if one uses even a toy gun in a robbery, they're guilty of armed robbery. Like, in addition to armed robbery, would they be guilty of something more? Like terrorist threats or something? This is an innocent question.
    In my area it would the robbery plus the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony plus aggravated assault for the pistol whipping.

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