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  •  To me An Assault weapon is (0+ / 0-)

    A military full auto weapon that has been converted in a civilian semi auto version  example a m-16 converted into a AR-15 or a bushmaster or the civilian version of a tommygun,or a AK-47 in civilian version.Any gun that is a military weapon converted into a semi auto civilian version is a Assault weapon

    Stop gun insanity if you want to have a future without violence

    by stopguninsanity on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 05:33:19 PM PST

    •  That's the beauty of the term Assault Weapon... (3+ / 0-)
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      ...it means whatever you want it to mean.

      ego sum ergo ego eram

      by glb3 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 05:48:29 PM PST

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      •  Didn't the gun industry come up with that term? (0+ / 0-)

        Talk to the NRA

        The civil rights, gay rights and women's movements, designed to allow others to reach for power previously grasped only by white men, have made a real difference, and the outlines of 21st century America have emerged. -- Paul West of LA Times

        by LiberalLady on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 07:37:08 PM PST

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        •  Yeah, they sold them as "assault rifles" (2+ / 0-)
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          in the 1980's when they first became popular, to capitalize on the tough image. Then it bit them in the ass when people who were fearful & ignorant of firearms started freaking out about "machine guns" being sold.

          The media didn't help, by always showing footage of police or military at ranges practicing on full-auto, thus adding fuel to the fire of fear.

          •  and the gun magazines selling 'full auto' (0+ / 0-)

            conversions and how-to's, as well as the bump fire adaptions...all that is on them and the manufacturers, I have no sympathy there. And the NRA selling thier fear mongering bullshit...fuck them too, liars all.
              Fucking lairs and bullshitters, what a combo.

            This machine kills Fascists.

            by KenBee on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 11:07:36 PM PST

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    •  Not legal to do that, because they are too easy... (1+ / 0-)
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      to convert back.  Thus they still fall under the definition of "machine gun" for the BATFE.

      Civilian-legal models of military designs have been changed to not allow such easy conversions.

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