Assault weapons: Questions for those that would ban them

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    The 1994 “assault weapon” ban covered semi-automatic rifles able to accept detachable magazines that included two or more of the following accessories:

    -Folding or telescoping stock
    -Pistol grip
    -Bayonet mount
    -Flash suppressor, or threaded barrel designed to accommodate one
    -Muzzle device which enables the launching or firing of rifle grenades

    Can any of the supporters of this ban, or those who would have seen it continued, or those who would reinstate it, explain with specificity what about any combination of the listed accessories create a rifle that should not be in the hands of the general public?

    What compelling state interest is there in banning rifles with these accessories, and how is the ban in question the least restrictive means to meet that interest?
     
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    Banning the bayonet mount seems a bit frivolous.

    I don't think we need citizens to have grenade launchers, though.
     
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    Not a grenade launcher, but muzzle device that allows it to fire rifle grenades.
     
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    The AWB was always stupidly written
     
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    If you collect WWII rifles there is already a bayonet and grenade launcher on some of them. The grenade launcher is great for launching tennis balls.
     
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    The 2nd amendment did not list any exceptions.

    I have lived around a lot of guns and nobody ever got shot.
     
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    Not to anyone's surprise, you haven't answered the questions.
     
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    I still feel the same. Citizens don't need these for protection, or for Game.

    A rifle grenade is a grenade that uses a rifle-based launcher to permit a longer effective range than would be possible if the grenade was thrown by hand. The practice of projecting grenades with rifle-mounted launchers was first widely used during World War I and continues to the present, with the term "rifle grenade" now encompassing many different types of payloads including high explosive, fragmentation, and anti-tank warheads as well as concussion, smoke, incendiary, and flare missiles. Many armies have replaced rifle grenades with dedicated grenade launchers - often attached as an auxiliary weapon on a rifle.
     
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    Yes, I know what a rifle grenade is.

    Exactly how many have you ever seen used by a member of the general public, for legal or or illegal purposes?
    Exactly how many live rifle greades have you seen for legal sale?

    Given that answer, how does the inclusion of such an item render an otherwise acceptable semi-auto rifle fed by a detachable magazine unacceptable for posession by the general public?
     
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    I agree that it's inane, I'm just commenting on that aspect of what you posted and I just don't think citizens should have Grenade Launchers. Just an opinion on one aspect, not on the OP general.
     

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