assault weapon


  1. any of various automatic and semiautomatic military firearms utilizing an intermediate-power cartridge, designed for individual use. Compare assault rifle.

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Only 10 days before the tragedy took place, a judge blocked a ban on assault weapons in Boulder that was first pushed to prevent mass shootings from happening.

Corbin first introduced the “militia bill” in 2013 when then-President Barack Obama proposed extensive laws to end gun violence, including reinstating a ban on assault weapons.

He also proposed a buyback program for assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that would require owners to sell them to the federal government or register them under the National Firearms Act.

This was only a buyback of assault weapons and not all guns, making for the relatively low rate.

Tel Aviv sidewalks are filled with uniformed young Israelis carrying a latte in one hand and an assault weapon in the other.

Every household with a male in it is allowed to have an assault weapon, no questions asked.

Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay?

As the old saying goes: if you want to shoot an assault weapon, go enlist.

Since 1994, when an activist position on gun control—remember the assault-weapon ban?

“An assault weapon in the hands of a young woman defending her babies in her home becomes a defense weapon,” Trotter said.

Which meant that the Throgs had in turn some assault weapon they believed superior, for they radiated confidence now.





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