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Reply #16: Possession of a "military assault weapon" outside of police/military is a 10-year Federal felony. [View All]

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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-07-10 11:08 PM
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16. Possession of a "military assault weapon" outside of police/military is a 10-year Federal felony.
Edited on Thu Jan-07-10 11:09 PM by benEzra
The only ones that can be possessed legally outside those parameters are a few rare and hyper-expensive pre-1986 collectibles, and you have to obtain Federal authorization (BATFE Form 4) to own one. They're more tightly controlled than howitzers and bombs. The relevant law is the National Firearms Act of 1934, as amended by the Hughes Amendment to the McClure-Volkmer Act of 1986.

If you're talking about NON-automatic CIVILIAN rifles that "look modern", like AR-15's, civilian AK derivatives, Kel-Tecs, and whatnot, those aren't military weapons; they're the most popular civilian rifles in the United States. And they're not "on the street"; they're almost exclusively in the closets and gun safes of the law-abiding.

Check out the "Rifle" column in that chart, and compare it to total murders. Rifles, with or without handgrips that stick out, aren't a significant crime problem in this country and never have been.
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