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Old December 20th, 2012, 09:12 AM   #16
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I thought an assault rifle was what you were carrying when you began the assault.

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Old December 20th, 2012, 10:11 AM   #17
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Full-auto capability
Fires an intermediate cartridge
Shorter profile
High-cap magazines
Flash hider/supressor

Not to be confused with a battle rifle.

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Old December 20th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #18
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A Sturmgewehr 44?

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Old December 20th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #19
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Old December 20th, 2012, 04:53 PM   #20
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I thought an assault rifle was what you were carrying when you began the assault.
This.

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A Sturmgewehr 44?
and this.

Sturmgewehr (I'm not sure on the spelling-I'm pretty sure I've spelled it a few different ways) does mean "Assault Rifle" but only because it was for propaganda (Assault Rifle sounds better than Defense Rifle lol). In an ASSAULT, Germans could have anything from a StuG ASSAULT GUN to a Kar98k.

So as far as I know, an "assault" rifle is using assault just as a verb (or adverb at least). Hell, an "Assault Weapon" could be an antique cavalry sword! Those were used in ASSAULTS!

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Old December 20th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #21
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We can convince each other of this line of reasoning....no problem. But we need to convince them, whoever "them" is, and now isn't the time to try, I think. The tragedy of those kids being killed is just too fresh. Reason hasn't come back into the discussion yet.

We should keep our heads, keep it down for awhile and work on a logical (and valid) reasoning to bring to the table. IMHO.


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Old December 20th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #22
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the real definitions seem to have been covered, what has been left out is the definition that holds true for the media and the public that hear from them.

In this case an assault weapon is any firearm or firearm like device that can be misreported by the media to be an AK 47

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Old December 20th, 2012, 05:50 PM   #23
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Humm assault rifle....now if your on the loosing end of a 12ga beretta over and under, and I blow a hole the size of a base ball in your chest ...that is Not a assault weapon...but it I shoot you with a 7.62*39 round from a ak clone ...thats a assault weapon and thats bad...ahhhh im not getting it.

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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #24
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Full-auto capability
Fires an intermediate cartridge
Shorter profile
High-cap magazines
Flash hider/supressor

Not to be confused with a battle rifle.
Very good answer hammonje!

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Old December 20th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #25
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That thing that goes up. Duh....

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Old December 20th, 2012, 10:43 PM   #26
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well most of the panty wearing idiots that are anti-gun use no logic
Hey, not all of us are anti-gun and use no logic! Oh... wait...

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What makes a assault weapon?... my fear is getting the deaf and dumb to comprehend.
I know that Facebook is a terrible place, but since it came to be part of our society when I was in college, I fear I'll never be able to ditch it. That said, I've involved myself in numerous arguments with people who are totally convinced that "semi-auto" means "auto" and will not accept the difference. It also turns out that I'm "friends" with some people who against "owning objects that put holes in other objects". I would de-friend some of these people, but it's really enlightening in a frightening way. (sorry, rhyme). The majority of people who make up the opposition to firearms are ignorant, misguided, misinformed, believe anything anti-gunners tell them, and often make up their own anti-gun facts. Fighting willful ignorance is a tough fight. Your fear is justified and then some.

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Hey, not all of us are anti-gun and use no logic! Oh... wait...



I know that Facebook is a terrible place, but since it came to be part of our society when I was in college, I fear I'll never be able to ditch it. That said, I've involved myself in numerous arguments with people who are totally convinced that "semi-auto" means "auto" and will not accept the difference. It also turns out that I'm "friends" with some people who against "owning objects that put holes in other objects". I would de-friend some of these people, but it's really enlightening in a frightening way. (sorry, rhyme). The majority of people who make up the opposition to firearms are ignorant, misguided, misinformed, believe anything anti-gunners tell them, and often make up their own anti-gun facts. Fighting willful ignorance is a tough fight. Your fear is justified and then some.
Against things that put holes in other things? So they'd be against owning:



And



And



To name a few.

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Old December 20th, 2012, 11:50 PM   #28
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Dems consider assault weapons anything over a .22lr

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Old December 21st, 2012, 12:34 AM   #29
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I thought an assault rifle was what you were carrying when you began the assault.
yeah I was gonna say the one in my hands when I decide shoot ya

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Old December 21st, 2012, 01:31 AM   #30
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Assault is a kind of behavior, not a kind of hardware.

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