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  •  it's all in a name... (1+ / 0-)
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    delver rootnose

    ...why any civilian needs an assault weapon is beyond me

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    by AggieDemocrat on Sun Mar 11, 2007 at 08:29:54 PM PDT

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    •  Assault weapon (2+ / 0-)
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      espresso, Shadan7

      Is a term thought up by anti-gun groups. Derived from the term assault rifle, though in reality the assault weapon term is applied to any gun someone doesn't like.

      "War is the ultimate reality-based horror show." - Colonel David Hackworth

      by Hannibal on Sun Mar 11, 2007 at 09:57:48 PM PDT

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      •  Literally, it could be a rock. Or a bat. (1+ / 0-)
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        Shadan7

        Anything can be used to assault someone else, including a gun.

        The MILITARY definition of an assault rife is a select-fire weapon, which is illegal for civilians without special licensing, and has been since 1934. It's a moot point.

        The current term is a made-up boogeyman that sounds scary, nothing more.

        "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross" - Sinclair Lewis

        by Loboguara on Sun Mar 11, 2007 at 10:01:00 PM PDT

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