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To: Morgana
Owners of guns have been stocking up because they are concerned about a potential tightening of regulations on assault weapons in the president's second term.

BULLSHIT!! Owning an "assault weapon" in the US is against the law. The Brit author has no clue.

15 posted on 11/12/2012 2:58:59 PM PST by upchuck (We are not finished yet. But when nobama chooses some more SCOTUS judges, we will be. For ever.)
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To: upchuck
BULLSHIT!! Owning an "assault weapon" in the US is against the law. The Brit author has no clue.

You're confusing "assault weapon", a pejorative propaganda term with a constantly changing definition, with "assault rifle".

"Assault rifle" is defined as a selective-fire rifle, chambered for a cartridge of reduced size or power. The definition of "assault rifle" is derived from the German "Sturmgewehr", specifically, the "Sturmgewehr 44", and is a matter of documented, historical fact.

Assault Rifle (Britannica)

"Assault weapons", which refer to semi-auto firearms with certain scary features, such as a pistol grip, or bayonet lug, are perfectly legal in much of the United States (State laws vary).

FYI RE: Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007

18 posted on 11/12/2012 4:00:16 PM PST by holymoly ("A lot" is two words.)
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