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They want to ban the sale of “assault rifles” and some are even calling for confiscation of existing, already owned “assault rifles.” Others are going further ... “What is an assault rifle?” Many have been asked and we hear answers like “An AR” or “An AK” or “It's a rifle made to kill massive amounts of people.”.
However, there are no assault rifles sold in the U.S. The public is being misled into thinking military style weapons are available for sale. I refer to "The Firearms Guide" for what is and is not an assault rifle. It clearly defines: “assault rifles are weapons when set to 'fully automatic,' fire all ammunition with just ...

There, among other things, he discusses “assault rifles” and “assault weapons” and language the media and other ignorant people use to inaccurately describe guns. “'Military-style' means it looks black and scary. Either something is an assault rifle — a military-issue rifle capable of select fire– or it's not, ...
The AR-15s — often called assault rifles or sporting rifles — are semi-automatic weapons, a civilian version of the military's fully automated M16. They've been high on the list of guns that many people want banned. (The AR in the name of the gun doesn't stand for assault rifle, but for ArmaLite, its original ...
Female Israeli combat soldiers of the Caracal light infantry Battalion take positions before shooting their M-16 rifles at a shooting range in Ein Yahav, southern ... an individual to massacre 17 people with an assault rifle has sent American teens to Israeli military boot camp, Gadna — to shoot assault rifles.
(CNN) - Weeks after Kroger announced it would stop selling guns and ammunition to those under age 21, the company said they would stop selling magazines about assault rifles. Kroger did not detail how they will screen gun magazines for "assault rifles," according to CNN. Some magazines, like Field ...

Kroger didn't specify how the company will screen gun magazines for "assault rifles." Some magazines, like Field & Stream, focus on hunting rifles and shotguns. Other magazines focus on handguns. But military-style assault rifles often appear on the cover of magazines like Guns & Ammo, Recoil and ...
Teenagers can enlist in the military, go to war and use assault rifles, said Garrett Streiz, owner of Alex Pro Firearms in Alexandria. When they come home from military service, those young people should be allowed to buy a gun they're accustomed to using, even if they're under 21, Streiz said. But the age ...
During the Revolutionary War, militia employed the far superior rifled long-rifle over the Continental Army's smooth bore rifle. These long rifles where used in both offensive and defensive operations. Does this then make them assault rifles? Bolt-action rifles, what many would call hunting rifles, were used in ...
The U.S. Army has chosen a new rifle designed to allow infantry squads to hit targets at greater ranges. The Heckler and Koch G28 designated marksman rifle will give infantrymen a weapon guaranteed to penetrate enemy body armor at longer ranges than existing M4 carbines. The move is an ...
Amid the call for stricter control of assault-type weapons and the recent moves by major retailers to restrict or eliminate the sales of those weapons, Dunkelberger's Sports Outfitters in Stroudsburg will restrict sales of assault rifles to those under 21. Dunkelberger's sells AR-15 and other assault-style ...
Left, an X-ray of a leg showing a bullet wound delivered by an assault rifle used in combat. Right, an X-ray of a leg that sustained a bullet wound from a low-energy bullet, inflicted by a weapon like a handgun in Philadelphia.Creditvia Dr. Jeremy W. Cannon. Perhaps no one knows the devastating wounds ...
In addition, several major companies have recently severed ties with the National Rifle Association. Dick's Sporting Goods made headlines when it announced that it will immediately stop selling "assault-style rifles" and high-capacity magazines, and will not sell any firearm to someone under the age of 21.
It is unclear when and how the rifle worked its way into the United States' lexicon of violent crimes. In 1982, George E. Banks shot to death 13 people with the weapon, and in 1997, an AR-15, among other semiautomatic military-style rifles, was used in the North Hollywood shootout, a daytime robbery in ...
Early in the day, Dick's said it was immediately ending sales of all assault-style rifles in its stores. ... Earlier, President Trump met at the White House with a bipartisan group of lawmakers and called for a series of gun control measures, some of which the National Rifle Association has vigorously opposed.
He said he had done extensive work as a test-shooter for rifles, some of which were used by the military and law enforcement. He said he always felt he was doing a public service, and enjoyed being outside to hunt deer and the relaxation of target-shooting. But he said that he opposed the National Rifle ...
"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." The NSSF added, "AR-15-style rifles look like military rifles, such as the ...

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's are "likely the largest big box" retailers of modern sporting rifles, the industry's preferred term for assault rifles, now that Dick's has dropped out, according to Rommel Dionisio, a gun industry analyst for Aegis Capital. Walmart (WMT) stopped selling modern sporting rifles in ...
The Army claims its new assault rifle will unleash a hailstorm of specially-designed shells with as much chamber pressure as a battle tank to tear through even the most advanced body armor — and if all goes according to plan, the soldiers will get them to play with sooner than they thought. The service ...
The Army claims its new assault rifle will unleash a hailstorm of specially-designed shells with as much chamber pressure as a battle tank to tear through even the most advanced body armor — and if all goes according to plan, the soldiers will get them to play with sooner than they thought. The service ...
The main functional difference between the military's M16 and M4 rifles and a civilian AR-15 is the “burst” mode on many military models, which allow three rounds to be fired with one trigger pull. Some military versions of the rifles have a full automatic feature, which fires until the trigger is released or a ...
Here's a quick history lesson on why AR-15 has become the umbrella term for a range of semi-automatic rifles made by a host of gun makers. "AR" comes from the name of the gun's original manufacturer, ArmaLite, Inc. The letters stand for ArmaLite Rifle — and not for "assault rifle" or "automatic rifle.".
OLYMPIA – The Legislature should make it harder to buy a military style, semi-automatic rifle, and require the buyer to be at least 21, Gov. ... The bill would require a more extensive background check for the purchase of the rifles, which some people call assault weapons, similar to that used for the buyer of ...
It announced the sale of surplus Russian Mosin-Nagant 7.62 mm bolt-action rifles with 50 rounds of ammunition for just $9.99 each. Wow! The rifle shown in the tiny ad looked cool, and the price was right. So, after robbing my piggy bank and without parental consultation, I sent a postal money order to ...
The Miami Herald reported that legislators in both the Florida House and Senate were also drafting legislation to limit access to semiautomatic rifles, after years of reluctance. That plan would bar people under 21 from possession of an assault rifle, and would require buyers to wait three days before ...
Almost all 71 lawmakers who voted against considering the measure have an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association. Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell was among those who voted Tuesday against debating the bill. "We've got to focus on what the real problem is. You've got a problem with these ...
He said he had done extensive work as a test-shooter for rifles, some of which were used by the military and law enforcement. He said he always felt he was doing a public service, and enjoyed being outside to hunt deer and the relaxation of target-shooting. But he said that he opposed the National Rifle ...
"It is legal and generally easy for Pennsylvanians to obtain assault rifles," Freilich said. In Pennsylvania, someone can purchase a long gun -- which includes a rifle or shotgun -- from someone that is not a federally licensed dealer or privately without having to go through a background check. Background ...
While it remains unclear exactly to whom the rifle was originally delivered, it is currently for sale for $850 on jihadi Telegram channels, where a staggering array of weaponry is flaunted by residents of an area known to be dominated by an al Qaeda affiliate. Grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, thermal ...
I am calling for a boycott of all stores that sell the AR-15 military assault rifles. Listed below are quotes from trauma surgeons across the nation. As you read them, ask yourself why in a civil society would a weapon that can cause this type of carnage be sold? How in good conscience can a retail ...
Trump in 2000 said he took a middle ground, supporting a ban on assault weapons though generally opposing gun control. Trump in 2015, however, was dismissive of calls to regulate assault rifles which, he said,0 are common semi-automatic weapons popular with many Americans. Now in the wake of ...
Though it didn't meet the DoD's standards for a new service rifle, the German arms manufacturer argued that it would still be an effective weapon with its kinks worked out. As it turns out, the Malaysian Armed Forces were very interested in buying a small number of the futuristic rifles for their special operations units, namely ...
Should an 18- or 19-year-old buying an assault rifle raise a red flag? Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he wants the Justice Department to study how mental illness and gun violence intersect, to better understand how law enforcement can use existing laws to intervene before school shootings happen.
We still allow teenagers to go buy assault-style rifles. It just happened again, down in Florida — that shooter who killed 17 at his old school Wednesday legally bought the murder weapon, an AR-15, at the age of 18. He was a bad-enough actor he got kicked out of school. But law enforcement says his gun ...
So how did a military-style weapon become so widespread among civilians? The answer requires going all the way back to the arms buildup during the Cold War, as C.J. Chivers describes in The Gun, a book on the invention of the assault rifle. Soviet Senior Sgt. Mikhail T. Kalashnikov is credited with ...
Manufactured by GIAT, the rifle had an overall length of twenty-nine inches with a nineteen-inch barrel—nearly rifle length. The weapon weighed only 7.96 pounds. Intriguingly, unlike standard infantry assault rifles, FAMAS has radioactive tritium sights for night firing and a built-in bipod with arms that swivel ...
At the heart of the situation is an alarming Instagram photo of a child holding a military-style assault rifle. The photo (seen at left) along with some threatening messages were seen by Holt Jr. High students and have been passed around on social media. “I got that shooter (expletive),” one message reads, ...
Last year, Kalashnikov Group CEO Alexei Krivoruchko told TASS that the trials of the latest AK-12 assault rifle had been completed. The chief executive noted at the time that the firearms manufacturer was ready to start serial deliveries in 2018. The assault rifles are intended to make part of the Ratnik ...
The Marine Corps may finally adopt a new sniper rifle through a stroke of luck: Army officials, continuing to develop their own brand-new sniper rifle, told Task ... The service's delay has reportedly stoked frustration among scout snipers, who complain of their rifles' limited range and light-caliber ammo.
One weapon system not only revolutionized the field of military sniping but also created an entire new category of weapon systems. Using an existing large caliber bullet and adapting it to the precision rifle platform, the innovative Barrett M82 sniper rifle practically created the category of large caliber rifles ...
The M27 IAR is a Heckler and Koch 416 assault rifle that, although outwardly similar to the M4 carbine, uses a piston operating system instead of the M4 ... The M27 and M4, although different internally are still relatively simple to operate and use the same ammunition, meaning keeping two types of rifles ...
The M27 IAR is a Heckler and Koch 416 assault rifle that, although outwardly similar to the M4 carbine, uses a piston operating system instead of the M4 ... The M27 and M4, although different internally are still relatively simple to operate and use the same ammunition, meaning keeping two types of rifles ...
According to MilitaryFactory.com, Japan bought about 3.4 million of these rifles over the years, an impressive production run. ... Japan used this rifle right up to when the Sino-Japanese War began in 1937, when they realized that, while the Chinese military had its problems, they had a better rifle than the ...
Command Sgt. Major John Troxell, the senior enlisted adviser to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, carried a shovel with him as he spoke to troops over the holidays about killing the Islamic State. Over the decades, the entrenching tool has served as a lethal weapon for forces.
The U.S. Marine Corps has picked the Heckler & Koch M27 as its new infantry rifle. ... AR does not stand for Assault Rifle, that was made up by the left to try and ban Armilight style rifles. ... Assault rifle is the colloquial term that was given to a class of weapons by miltiaries and weapons designers. Being a ...
According to various media reports, Zhang's five accomplices have also been arrested, but the 2 assault rifles have not yet been located. gunman with assault rifle A suspect casually rests an assault rifle over his shoulder as he attempts to extort money from a business owner in Pingtung County.
After a series of failed efforts to equip soldiers with the basic weapon, the army has now pinned its hopes on buying around 100,000 assault rifles through the fast track procedure (FTP) prescribed in the Defence Procurement Procedure, 2016. In need of 7.7 lakh assault rifles, the army has mapped out a ...
Thanks to that ardent following, and shrewd marketing, the AR-15 remains a jewel of the gun industry, the country's most popular rifle, irreversibly lodged ... The backlash peaked in 1994, when President Bill Clinton signed a ban on the sale of many types of semiautomatic rifles deemed “assault weapons,” ...
... violence in a military court. The conviction should have prevented him from owning or purchasing a firearm. But the military failed to enter Kelley's convictions into a FBI-run federal background system, even though Pentagon rules require it to do so. Kelley was able to buy a military-style assault rifle, which ...
Later renamed the Sturmgewehr 44 — literally “assault rifle 44” — this used an intermediate-strength kurz cartridge that balanced the long-range accuracy of heavy, slow-firing bolt-action rifles then prevalent with the automatic-fire capability of submachine guns, which were deadlier at close quarters and ...


 

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