A rifle that is an assault weapon is semiautomatic rifle that is either a rifle bearing the name of a banned rifle name on the(meaning you can have an AK47 as long as it was not called a AK47) brady assault weapons ban or according to that same ban a rifle that has two or more of the following cosmetic features-
Other than making hoplophobes piss and **** their panties I do not think those things make the rifle a different class.
Last edited by jamesrage; 02-19-13 at 09:19 PM.
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The fact that a pistol grip is not needed to make a weapon accurate does not mean that a pistol grip can not and does not improve accuracy
And as far as mass shootings goes, not every shot is done at very close ranges, and even when it is, having the pistol grip helps in a situation (one handed shooting) accuracy is compromised.
As far as pistol grips providing a better grip on the weapon, that is their primary function. Its obvious that providing a better grip makes it easier to grip the weapon in both one handed and two handed positions.
And I never said that the pistol "is for shooting one handed". I said it makes one-handed shooting easier.
And i'vr already posted a link which shows that one handed shooting can be of value in some situations.