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Assault weapon is a term used in the United States to define some types of firearms. 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. Some firearms are specified by name. 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." The origin of the term has been attributed to legislators, gun control groups, the media and the firearms industry. It is sometimes conflated with the term "assault rifle", which refers to selective-fire military rifles that can fire in automatic or burst mode.After the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, many news organizations ran stories about assault weapons, explaining their varying definitions and presenting varying opinions about whether they should be banned again at the federal level.

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    Feinstein Promises Assault Weapons Ban Hours After House Passes Background Check Bill

  2. The Heretic

    Virginia Democrats are backing off a ban on the new sale of assault weapons (at least for now)

  3. CountryGent

    If the 1989 "assault weapons" ban went away ...

    In 1989 George HW Bush banned the import of "assault weapons". This put an end to a lot of foreign designs coming in to the country. If that was to go away, and it can be, what semi-automatic versions of foreign military rifles would you be most interested in and why?
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    Assault Weapons Ban Question...

    Hi All, I am a little late to the AR club, aka don't own one. I don't consider my M&P 15-22 one, even though WA state does according to its RCW. My question is if Biden wins would the assault weapons ban be resurrected (and if so, how soon)? If republicans kept the Senate would this...
  5. The Heretic

    Other State  Illinois State Senator: Maybe It’s Best to Just Grab All the ‘Assault Weapons’ After All

    https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/illinois-state-senator-maybe-its-best-to-just-grab-all-the-assault-weapons-guns-after-all/?fbclid=IwAR0fXsgCUmB-0I2MDIGIvS6aFZSVTc2Z55KS7Gi0bHDxC9jUBkta5ZztOZE https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190124/illinois-bill-introduced-to-ban-many-firearms-accessories
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    Knife Ban for the Brits now?

    Paradise. They're coming for your Ginsu's. The Proggies over here will soon be on the same band wagon, just give them an inch. With Gun Ban Not Working, Politicians In Britain Now Want To Ban Knives Nationwide
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    Oregon  Assault weapons ban on 2020 ballot for Oregon?

    Read this on Oregon push back . If it passes we wil have 120 days to dispose of so-called assault weapons.
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    National  Divided Democrats Step Back From Assault Weapons Ban

  10. The Heretic


    https://www.newsweek.com/assault-weapons-ban-large-magazines-guns-1456895 A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a county-wide ban on assault weapons and limits on magazine capacity. The three-judge panel rendered a unanimous opinion for the court, including the assent of Trump appointee...
  11. Ghoul

    Garand Thumb chimes in on gun control

    Youtube channel Garand Thumb, Mike Haley chimes in on the pressing issue of further gun control in America. If you've never heard of him check out his stuff he is a top notch professional.
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    National  Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

    But then there's this aspect.... How can a "Buyback Program" be a buyback when they weren't sold by the government? Illegal forced forfeiture is what they should be stating. Buyback my a$$.. Buyback Defined: the buying back of goods by the original seller. I don't know who wrote this below...
  13. Ghoul

    Joe Biden everyone

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