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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 06:00 PM
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191. Short answer: A small- to intermediate-caliber civilian rifle with modern styling.
what is the definition, exactly, of "assault weapons"?

Short answer: A small- to intermediate-caliber civilian rifle with modern styling.

Longer answer: Any self-loading civilian rifle that uses a detachable magazine and has ANY of the following features:

--a handgrip that sticks out
--a screw-on muzzle brake (but not a pin-on brake), or muzzle threads at all
--a stock that adjusts for length or folds for storage
--a bayonet lug (even without a bayonet)
--a banned name (e.g., Ruger Mini-14, AR-15, etc.)

OR any self-loading civilian rifle or shotgun that has EVER been adopted by any Federal law enforcement agency, or the military, unless specifically exempted by the Attorney General. Shotguns with detachable magazines and pistols with forward-mounted magazines (e.g., Hammerli) would also be banned.

Most proposals also ban rifles and pistols holding over 10 rounds, and shotguns holding over 5 shells of ANY length.
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