This is a discussion on What is your definition of "assault weapon"? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by ccw9mm What is your definition of "assault weapon"? A term that the antis are currently using to describe the firearm that is ...
Revolver -- less than X rds
Revolver -- over X rds
Semi-auto pistol -- less than X rds
Semi-auto pistol -- over X rds
Semi-auto shotgun -- 12ga+, less than X rds
Semi-auto shotgun -- 12ga+, over X rds
Semi-auto rifle -- less than X rds
Semi-auto rifle -- over X rds
Full-auto pistol -- any nbr rds
Full-auto shotgun -- 12ga+, any nbr rds
Full-auto rifle -- smaller caliber, less than X rds
Full-auto rifle -- smaller caliber, over X rds
Full-auto rifle -- larger caliber, less than X rds
Full-auto rifle -- larger caliber, over X rds
None -- "Assault Weapons" is a misnomer
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Now one thing we can do that a soldier can't is conceal our weapons. Army pistols are big because a soldier is required by law to carry it openly. Even if we were fighting as a civilian militia we would be required to carry openly, or else we would be considered outlaws and not prisoners of war if captured. This is a concealed carry forum, which by law means we are only talking about civilian, peacetime use of weapons.
Would we run away from battle? I sure would!!! I am not nearly as brave as a US Marine. All I could do is strike with my little pistol and run away like a rat, calling 911 as I flee.
Everyone claiming that the term "Assault Rifle" is a made up term is actually incorrect.
According to Wikipedia, the term "Assault Rifle" actually originated during World War II as a translation of the word "Sturmgewehr" which was a combination semi-automatic rifle, carbine, and submachine gun.
Source: StG 44 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The weapon was chambered for 7.62x33mm kurz rounds and featured selective fire. Some historians believe it's design was later stolen by the soviets and used as the basis for the design of the AK-47.
In any case... based on this, I'd say it's a rifle that features selective fire between semi-automatic and fully automatic. That's all.
A purely fully automatic, full sized rifle would be a machine gun.
A purely fully automatic, reduced sized weapon would be a sub-machine gun.
A semi-automatic rifle would be a rifle.
And a semi-automatic reduced size rifle would be a carbine.
An assault rifle, essentially, allows you to select whether the weapon is a (sub)machine gun or a rifle depending on the need at the time.
That's my opinion and I'm stickin to it! :)
I am highly offended by the term "ASSAULT WEAPON" as it implies if you own something that looks threatening to the left, you will likely become a criminal in short order and go off on a murdering spree. Which could not be further from the truth! This assault against the English language is is nothing more than propaganda nomenclature invented in a blazon attempt to disarm the law abiding citizens of America!!
WE MUST PUT THIS TERM WHERE IT BELONGS IN AN AREA SO FORGOTTEN IF IT IS EVER UTTERED AGAIN THEY SAY "Assault what?"
"The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
In what context would a citizen fly a mission against a legitimate target? What exactly precludes his friends or family from flying with him and 'taking orders' to carry out the mission? What are you even talking about?
just a "trigger" word for the media to use.
You cannot call something an assault weapon until it is used to assault someone. So until my butter knife and spoon assault someone they are not assault weapons, nor is your Suppressed 6.8MM Wilson Combat SBR.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
Laws are restrictive but sometimes necessary to maintain a civil society. Rights are nonrestrictive but are always necessary to maintain a free society.
Here is what I use as a definition:
As the United States Defense Department's Defense Intelligence Agency book Small Arms Identification and Operation Guide explains, "assault rifles" are "short, compact, selective-fire weapons that fire a cartridge intermediate in power between submachine gun and rifle cartridges." In other words, assault rifles are battlefield rifles which can fire automatically.
See link the full article: Rational Basis Analysis of "Assault Weapon" Prohibition
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As of this posting 36 posters choose the wrong answer... The answer is none......
The Truth About Assault Weapons
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--Thomas B. Reed, American Attorney
Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."
ANY weapon used to assault someone. Bat, hammer, car keys, brick, rock...the list goes on and on.
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