What is an Assault Weapon?

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    I thought it was a fully automatic weapon but now people are saying semi - auto weapons are assault weapons. Which is it?!?!? Maybe if people could agree on an operational definition we could more properly debate the topic?!?!?!?!?!?!

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/21/def...sault-weapon-is-a-very-contentious-issue.html

    “AR-15-style rifles are NOT ‘assault weapons’ or ‘assault rifles,’ according to NSSF’s website. “An assault rifle is fully automatic — a machine gun. Automatic firearms have been severely restricted from civilian ownership since 1934.”

    States also tend to have different definitions in gun laws for what is an assault weapon or assault rifle, and it often changes when lawmakers seek to close what they perceive as loopholes.
     
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    Any weapon used to assault someone.
     
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    Back at the end of WWII, the term "assault rifle" meant a fully automatic hand held rifle with a short barrel. However, the antigun politicians used it to describe weapons that were merely semiauto. They wanted to mislead people into thinking they were banning automatic weapons, when actually they were not.
     
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    Hey! Mister WILSON!

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    Assault this!
     
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    Not even the anti-gun loons - who want to ban them - can tell you...

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    That is called the anti-gun bait and switch....
     

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