The Truth About "Assault" Weapons

The Truth About "Assault" Weapons

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    Prior to 1989, the term "assault weapon" did not exist in the lexicon of firearms. It is a political term, developed by anti-gun publicists to expand the category of "assault rifles"...

    Handgun restriction is simply not viewed as a priority. Assault weapons...are the topic. The weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.
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    Great format very informative.
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    According to Senator Feinstein, so-called assault weapons have been used in 385 murders since the AWB expired in 2004, or about 48 murders per year.

    But there were 8,583 total murders with guns in the United States in 2011, meaning so-called assault weapons were used 0.6% of the time.

    This represents a decrease in murders from so-called assault weapons compared to the decade when the AWB was in effect, even though such weapons are more common today.
    Any AWB attempt is a precursor to banning all semi-automatic weapons including handguns.

    The word is getting out.
    Americans understood the right of self-preservation as permitting a citizen to repel force by force
    when the intervention of society... may be too late to prevent an injury.
    -Blackstone’s Commentaries 145–146, n. 42 (1803) in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)

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    Very well done...

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    At Virginia Tech in 2007, Seung-Hui Cho once again showed the futility of regulating magazine capacity when he carried nineteen ten- and fifteen-round magazines in his backpack as part of a carefully planned massacre.

    Cho used seventeen of the magazines and fired approximately 170 rounds—or ten rounds per magazine—from two handguns before killing himself.

    Like Eric Harris before him, Cho demonstrated that a magazine's capacity was incidental to the amount of death and destruction an unopposed murderer could cause in a "gun-free zone".
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    Thanks for posting. Very well done and easy to follow, especially for those who know little to nothing about firearms. I will be passing it around to many so-called intellectuals.

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    Thanks for posting, that was a great read!

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    Looks good. Not sure an anti would read through the whole thing, though.

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