Assault Rifle Definition - They Already have Restrictions

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    The media is saying an Assault Rifle is to blame for the shootings. What if he would have used the Glock or Sig handguns he had with him? Would they call the Assault Pistols?

    An assault rifle is a select-fire (either fully automatic or burst capable) rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine. Assault rifles are the standard service rifles in most modern armies. Assault rifles are categorized in between light machine guns, which are intended more for sustained automatic fire in a light support role, and submachine guns, which fire a pistol cartridge rather than a rifle cartridge.

    The term assault rifle is a translation of the German word Sturmgewehr (literally "storm rifle", as in "to storm a position"). The name was coined by Adolf Hitler as a new name for the Maschinenpistole 43, subsequently known as the Sturmgewehr 44, the firearm generally considered the first assault rifle that served to popularise the concept and form the basis for today's modern assault rifles.

    Of course the general public will never understand the differences.
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    Last I heard the M4 was found in his car.......

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    Yep. The Bushmaster was apparently not used. But you don't see the Media walking that back to reality. From what I can tell from the Antis, the talking point is now that his Mother was a Prepper and this is the root of all his evil.

    Edit Correction to my statement. It appeared the Rifle was used heavily (from the State Police Briefing) and the pistol was only used by him to take his own life. It was stated that a shotgun was left in the car.

    I'm going back to not speculating (meaning, listening to the media).
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    The medical examiner said the children all had rifle wounds. Sounds like things got confused in the early reporting (as usual).
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    Was not an M4 it was an AR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NMB View Post
    The medical examiner said the children all had rifle wounds. Sounds like things got confused in the early reporting (as usual).
    I see this as well. Will we get the truth before all the spin loses the facts? Did he us the M4 or pistols? How exactly did he break into the school? If he was shooting, were the police notified at that point or later? Lots of questions an only knee jerk reactions about banning assault weapons resulting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXxplosive View Post
    Last I heard the M4 was found in his car.......
    Apparently, the coroner is saying that all the hits were .223, and he didn't use the pistols at all. I find such changes in reporting ("rifle in car" to "only hits by rifle") to be suspicious, especially since there's a proposed weapon's ban that needs media help to push through.

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    Most new sources I've read stated the weapons used were a Sig Sauer handgun (P226) and a Glock 9mm. The NY Post has published a Sig Sauer .223 rifle and a Glock 9mm. That was in the same article quoting the doctor (Post #4).

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    A few other outlets are reporting a "High Powered Rifle" was used.
    IMO not good. Our President may issue an Executive Order bypassing Congress (The People) and the Constitution to ban "Assault Weapons & High Capacity Magazines". They really scary part is it will be meet with Cheers from the uninformed masses.

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    I too found the conflicting information dubious, but if he had two rifles and not tow pistols then the discrepancies begin to make a little sense, especially when you realize how misinformed much of the media is about firearms.
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