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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:27 AM

54. it is a semi automatic carbine

"assault style" and "assault weapon" are both meaningless propaganda terms and I refuse to use them. I also take the arguments of those who do less seriously because it shows they are repeating talking points without knowing what they are talking about. Just like concentrating on "gun violence" instead of "violence" is dishonest and intellectually bankrupt. As for "characteristics that would "make it easier" how about actually learning from people and sources that actually know what they are talking about instead of the dishonest scribblings from the likes of Josh Sugarmann.

I didn't say they were not used in mass murder. I simply pointed out they are not machine guns. Magazines accessories, one can just because a five round magazine was included does not mean that a ten round can not be made for it. The original, and unsuccessful, military version was select fire making it a true assault rifle, it also would be regulated under the National Firearms Act.

As pointed out by more knowledgeable people, bump fire is a parlor trick and does not do what you seem to think it does. As for the guy in Norway, he could have used a single shot or a crossbow and still get the same results, given that an armed response was 90 minutes away.

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