assault weapon


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assault weapon

n.
Any of various automatic or semiautomatic firearms with detachable magazines and often other features such as a pistol grip or a collapsible stock, designed for individual use.
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The vote was 20-17 against the assault weapon ban, with two Republicans joining all of the Senate's 15 Democrats in support of the proposal, the Miami Herald reported.
Folks at the church might beg to differ with the statement made by the store, due to their devotion to the assault weapon.
As an Army officer qualified in all military weapons in the 1960s, I was personally involved in the Army's transition from powerful military rifles to small-caliber, high-velocity rifles, the assault weapon.
The post US Supreme Court rejects challenge to assault weapon ban appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Be prepared for all manner of unlikely events: on September 12 the New York Times ran an editorial by Lois Beckett titled "The Assault Weapon Myth.
In addition, assault weapon bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level.
Assault weapon and/or large-capacity magazine owners who purchased the items before the law went into effect on April 4 were given until Jan.
The killings in Aurora, Colorado, and the other aforementioned mass shootings, as in almost every mass shooting anywhere, can be attributed to the combination of the semiautomatic assault weapon and high capacity magazines.
But I would like to point out that the real assault weapon is that harmless-looking little two-seat, tail-dragger aircraft behind me.
He said in 1992 many believed an assault weapon ban would not be possible two years later, but a coalition was built, "member by member," to pass the ban.
I know people get (upset) and go, 'They're going to take away the assault weapon.
semiautomatic assault weapon which the Attorney General is made aware