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  •  does it, boriskamite? Or does an AR-15/MP-4 (2+ / 0-)
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    come to mind?

    Scary plastic-clad firearms ... sigh.
    Assault weapons are NOT legal already. You can't buy a selective-fire AR-15 or MP-4. You can get one that will send one bullet down range every time you pull the trigger.
    But that's not an automatic weapon.
    Auto-loading, maybe. Not automatic.

    Yes, it sounds like minutiae. It's really simple accurate language.
    A semiautomatic pistol, like a Glock, isn't an assault weapon.
    A semiautomatic rifle like a Bushmaster isn't an assault weapon.

    An assault weapon is capable of emptying its entire magazine with a single operation of the trigger.

    That's not a difference that you can readily see but it's a big difference when you're operating the weapon.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 09:51:04 AM PST

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