The whole term "assault weapon" is killing me.
An assault rifle is a fully auto "machine gun". Those are already banned, correct?
An "assault weapon
" would be anything that shares a cosmetic feature with an assault rifle. Which would be a pistol grip, adjustable stock, flash supressor, etc. None of which make a semi auto rifle, a fully auto assault rifle.
If I put a thumbhole stock or pistol grip on my 12 ga pump action, it won't make it fully auto. But it will make it an "assault weapon"?
If they are saying that 30 round and above capacity magazines are a problem and give a mass murderer an advantage and want to ban them,......um, ok,.....WTF does changing a handgun's capacity from 10 to 7, do to help that situation?
What we need to ban is ignorance and the term "assault weapon".
I know, this is all repetitive. I just can't get over it though.
These are both .223 semi-auto rifles. Which one is more lethal?
"You CAN still own machine guns , they are regulated under the National firearms act of 1934....
The FOPA made it so no NEW machine guns can be registered after may 1986....
To own a machine gun you need to find one.... Pay for it .... Fill out the form 4 , pay your $200 tax and wait for ATF approval.... And pick it up from your FFL/SOT ....
Now as you might imagine , with limited supply ( no new ones since 1986) and demand keeps rising ... prices are out of control... the CHEAPEST full auto you will find is a Mac-10 for about 3 grand...."
(that is, if your state allows it).
Sooooo, if by "assault weapons" ban, they mean they will make fully auto machine guns outright illegal, under any circumstances......um......ok?
But what does that have to do with an AR-15 or 10 round handgun mags or thumbhole stocks or the mass shootings?
Can anyone help me here?