please can someone define what a assault weapon is? then what the goverment defines them as?the water seems to be a bit muddy!!
Close but not quite. Sturmgewehr was the word used and it means "storm rifle" which in translation has become "assault rifle".The original "Assault Rifle " term was coined in World War II to describe the G42/3 series of German Rifles. They used an intermediate-length round of 8mm. They were designed to shoot either semi or fully automatic, selectable by a switch. They were meant for close-in offensive and defensive use, not for long-range sniping. The AK-47 was copied from this design. The libs have co-opted this term to mean anything they want. Lots of people use the term "Assault Weapon". Just what the hell does that mean? You can assault anyone with any weapon.