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IdaBuff

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Assault weapon


I'll go with Wikipedia -

Assault weapon is a term used in the United States to define some types of firearms.[1] The definition varies among regulating jurisdictions, but usually includes semi-automatic rifles with a detachable magazine and a pistol grip, and sometimes other features such as a vertical forward grip, flash suppressor or barrel shroud.[1][2] Some firearms are specified by name.[3] At the time that the now-defunct Federal Assault Weapons Ban passed in 1994, the U.S. Department of Justice said, "In general, assault weapons are semiautomatic firearms with a large magazine of ammunition that were designed and configured for rapid fire and combat use."[3] The origin of the term has been attributed to legislators, gun control groups, the media and the firearms industry.[1][4][5][6][7] It is sometimes conflated with the term "assault rifle", which refers to selective-fire military rifles that can fire in automatic or burst mode.[5]

(In response to this post by 90_Buff)

Posted: 08/08/2019 at 2:27PM



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Seems the guns come down to this.... -- 2buffsgrads  08/08/2019 12:34PM
  I'm in the camp that believes... -- CUKev 08/08/2019 3:46PM
  What's an assault weapon? ** -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 2:18PM
  And that's not correct -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 6:25PM
  The Vegas shooting? No pistol there. Columbine... -- The Midnight Toker 08/09/2019 12:18AM
  Pistols are the weapon of choice for criminals -- CUKev 08/08/2019 9:02PM
  What last ban? -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 4:52PM
  What do you mean “what last ban”? -- hawg1 08/08/2019 8:44PM
  AR15 isn't an assault type weapon -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 9:36PM
  Most folks who know nothing about -- HooYahBUFF 08/09/2019 08:20AM
  While I agree that they are tools as you -- BACKinBLACK 08/09/2019 09:37AM
  Very thoughtful response. Thanks. ** -- HooYahBUFF 08/09/2019 12:52PM
  Brady Bill. ** -- Buffs4Ever 08/08/2019 5:19PM
  Oh so something that had no statistical impact -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 9:41PM
  Again, wrong on Heller -- churdslick 08/08/2019 10:11PM
  Yes. I'm an appellate lawyer. -- churdslick 08/10/2019 2:17PM
  Assault weapon -- IdaBuff 08/08/2019 2:27PM
  So you pretty much want all rifles banned -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 2:34PM
  Did knives kill 22 people in El Paso within minutes?.... -- The Midnight Toker 08/08/2019 6:05PM
  I asked, I didn't quote a statistic, but I found this study -- The Midnight Toker 08/08/2019 11:46PM
  Nope - he never said that. ** -- Buffs4Ever 08/08/2019 4:56PM
  No that's essentially what he is describing -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 4:58PM
  Nope. Wrong. ** -- hawg1 08/08/2019 8:45PM
  Very sensible. I would add... -- Uppstate 08/08/2019 3:52PM
  Makes sense. ** -- Buffs4Ever 08/08/2019 5:00PM
  Oh so now you are violating the 5th Amendment -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 4:59PM
  Didn't do that -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 9:39PM
  Nope - he never said that. ** -- Buffs4Ever 08/08/2019 5:04PM
  Ah but he did -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 5:08PM
  You're advocating basically banning a rifle... -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 2:46PM
  Do you have any background in firearms? -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 4:49PM
  Well said, Hawg. ** -- churdslick 08/08/2019 10:42PM
  Cars can kill a lot of people easily -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 9:38PM
  Or just merely an inconvenient one. -- HooYahBUFF 08/09/2019 08:28AM
  No, I explained why it's a bad comparison -- churdslick 08/09/2019 09:39AM
  We'll have to agree to disagree. -- HooYahBUFF 08/09/2019 1:18PM
  Haha, oh boy. Now you're comparing to cars? -- churdslick 08/08/2019 10:36PM
  I’m ** -- hawg1 08/08/2019 8:48PM
  So, how long does it take to go get your gun?... ** -- The Midnight Toker 08/08/2019 1:15PM
  Seconds ** -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 2:19PM
  Who wants to go out for a beer with 90??? ** -- Gateway 08/08/2019 2:34PM
  Raises hand. ** -- HooYahBUFF 08/09/2019 08:29AM
  Take a real lawyer with you ** -- hawg1 08/11/2019 01:05AM
  Nope - puts words in people's mouths. ** -- Buffs4Ever 08/08/2019 5:05PM
  Yes because that's how lawful gun owners act -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 6:29PM
  Do you think households without a gun are foolish? ** -- buffaloaded 08/08/2019 8:47PM
  Re: Yes because that's how lawful gun owners act -- Gateway 08/08/2019 7:59PM
  When a poster goes to that place.... -- Gateway 08/08/2019 10:38PM
  We all know you've never been wrong ma'am -- HooYahBUFF 08/09/2019 08:34AM
  No I don't see things as absolutes -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 4:55PM
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