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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:59 AM

50. the m-14

is an assault rifle, modeled after the military m-14.

I believe under the new definition bans any assault style weapon that accepts a large capacity magazine, and that some, but not all of these would fall under that definition.

If you can only fire 5 rounds, who cares how fast?

The defining issue is firing a lot of rounds very quickly.

If you can't bump fire a LOT of rounds, if the weapon cannot accept a large capacity magazine, you do not meet the definition of spray fire. Further, those weapons that most lend themselves to spray fire have specific characteristics that make that easier.

My understanding of the new definitions in the ban are that they make this clearer, more definitive, and harder to get around.

I don't see that being applied to all semi-automatics, because not all of them can accept a high capacity mag.

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