What - Exactly Is An Assault Weapon

What - Exactly Is An Assault Weapon

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Allen, TX

#1 Dec 22, 2012
All the horror witnessed over the past few weeks by obviously insane persons has caused a groundswell of calls for bans on "assault weapons".

But what I don't see is anyone defining what an "assault weapon" actually is.

I do see the words used interchangeably with "assault rifles" which factually originated in WWII.

But what exactly is an "assault weapon"?

It would seem that a rock, baseball bat, knife, hammer, screwdriver, etc. would all be "assault weapons" if used to assault, wound or kill another person.

I don't even own a gun of any kind.

But I am truly confused both by the mental illness and tragedy we've witnessed as well as what the heck is considered an "assault weapon".

It just seems we should know what it is that is going to be banned.

Help please.

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