Found this statement on another polling site.

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    Found this statement on another polling site.

    I have been looking at other polls around the web and found this one. This opinion was given when asked about the .223 Bushmaster as being an assault weapon. I cut it a little bit because it was long.

    1.a sudden, violent attack; onslaught: an assault on tradition.
    2.Law. an unlawful physical attack upon another; an attempt or offer to do violence to another, with or without battery, as by holding a stone or club in a threatening manner.
    3.Military . the stage of close combat in an attack.
    4.rape1 .
    verb (used with object) make an assault upon; attack; assail.

    1.any instrument or device for use in attack or defense in combat, fighting, or war, as a sword, rifle, or cannon.
    2.anything used against an opponent, adversary, or victim: the deadly weapon of satire.
    3.Zoology . any part or organ serving for attack or defense, as claws, horns, teeth, or stings.
    verb (used with object) supply or equip with a weapon or weapons: to weapon aircraft with heat-seeking missiles.

    So, if I pick up a rock and hurl it at another person in a violent attack, that rock is an assault weapon. I therefore judge that the rifle in question MIGHT be an assault weapon, or a very expensive paper weight, depending on how it is used.

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    I think your etymological petticoat is showing. The rock you just threw is a a rock you used to assault someone.

    Apply the same thinking to "barn dance." You can call up the definition of a barn and the definition of a dance, but when used together a barn dance is neither - it's a social event.

    Rather than seeking opinions from sites like Wikipedia, I'd rather get it from an authoritative source (see link). I saw the same definition at the Army Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground. - the unofficial Calico fan site and Rockin' Rimfires
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    Call them "Defensive Weapons" which, in our common use, could well be correct. Mine have never assaulted anyone.

    "He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."

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    Lately & probably for a long time newspeople have been assaulting gun owners. Does that mean their pens, pencils, typewriters, word processors, voices are "assault weapons".

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