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What is a bump stock, the device that attach to semi-automatic rifles. email. share; share; tweet; email. EMBED More Videos ... The New York Times explains bump stocks replace a rifle's standard stock, which is the part held against the shoulder. The attachment allows the weapon to slide back and forth ...
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Clinton's ban outlawed more than a dozen types of semi-automatic weapons similar to the rifle used in the Parkland shooting. There was a clause in the weapons ban that stated it would expire in 10 years unless Congress reauthorized it, which didn't happen. Some Democrats wanted to renew the ban, but ...
Out of the box and after just a few minutes of assembly, a 'bump stock' can essentially transform a semi-automatic rifle into a machine gun. It's relatively cheap, pretty easy, and, until now, inexplicably legal. No gunsmith and no background check required. Not only does the bump stock facilitate ...
the Pentagon's version of the rifle, renamed the M16 and capable of automatic or burst fire, was first distributed to American troops in Vietnam, and versions of the gun that do not fire automatically became enormously popular for civilian use. AR-15s were targeted under the Assault Weapons Ban from 1994 ...
Nikolas Cruz went to a Florida gun store to buy a weapon just months after his 18th birthday. The state's laws prevented him from purchasing handguns because of his age. However, there are no age restrictions for rifles, shotguns or the AR-15 that police say Cruz used to gun down 17 people at his former ...

High-capacity clips for AR-15-style rifles are shown at a gun store in Utah on Feb. 15. (George Frey / Getty Images). To the editor: I'm not sure why the Los Angeles Times believed Dan McLaughlin's Feb. 16 op-ed article, "Every solution to mass shootings inevitably involves a serious trade-off," was worthy of ...
But gun advocates say the AR-15 should not be characterized as an assault rifle because it's semi-automatic. A semi-automatic rifle fires a single shot each time the trigger is pulled. A fully automatic rifle shoots continuously as long as the trigger is pulled. Several studies have been done to check the ...
While federal law requires gun buyers to be 21 to purchase a handgun, in many states anyone 18 or older can buy rifles. This includes the AR-15, a semi-automatic version of the military's M16 that was also used in recent mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut; Aurora, Colorado; and San Bernardino, ...
Newtown, CT - UNSPECIFED DATE: In this handout crime scene evidence photo provided by the Connecticut State Police, shows a Bushmaster rifle in Room 10 at Sandy Hook Elementary school following the December 14, 2012 shooting rampage, taken on an unspecified date in Newtown, ...
More specifically, I don't know enough except that it just doesn't make any sense that a (semi-) automatic rifle has to be in anybody's hands. I just don't understand that. "I would need to sit down with the appropriate people and be educated properly as opposed to just what I may read or hear. When you do ...
"It's a very easy rifle to pick on," said Chris Clingenpeel, who sells guns at Goldstar OutDoors on M-46 west of Edmore. "It looks like a military rifle, ... "Usually now semi-automatic hunting rifles have become the AR-15 because they're lower recoil, they're easier to use," Clingenpeel said. "They're much more ...
A gunman used a modern semi-automatic rifle on Wednesday when he opened fire on a high school in Parkland, Florida and killed at least 17 people. the suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, allegedly used an AR-15, which has been common in a handful of previous mass shootings (the same rifle was ...
The AR-15 semi-automatic rifle is one of the most popular weapons in America. It's also been the weapon of choice for several mass murderers, including the gunman who killed 17 people on Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Fla. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email ...
The gunman used an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference. Proponents of gun control have long argued that such rifles have no use in hunting and are unnecessarily powerful as home defense weapons. "An AR-15 is not for hunting, it's for killing," ...
Unlike the M-16, the stock AR-15 does not have burst or automatic fire modes. One trigger pull in an unmodified rifle fires off one round. Some modifications or firing techniques can allow the weapon to mimic an automatic rifle. mass murderers have used AR-15 variants in the past. Such rifles were used in ...
A lot of semi-automatic rifles look like military weapons, and in many cases they are. But most types of semi-automatic AR-15 rifles -- like the one the Broward Sheriff's Office said was used to massacre 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school Wednesday afternoon -- are legal for civilian use ...

These rifles and other versions of the AR-15 are the civilian equivalent of fully-automatic M16 rifles used by the U.S. military since the Vietnam War. ... deadliest mass shooting had occurred just a year prior at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, where the perpetrator used an SIG MCX semi-automatic rifle ...
There is absolutely no justification for anyone to own these dangerous rapid-fire accessories. • Bump stocks are a dangerous accessory used to convert a semi-automatic assault rifle into a fully automatic rifle. These devices are intended to circumvent the restrictions on possession of fully automatic firearms ...
The service's delay has reportedly stoked frustration among scout snipers, who complain of their rifles' limited range and light-caliber ammo. ... But as recently as December, the Corps was testing a variant of the much-loved M27 Infantry automatic rifle for potential use in a squad designated marksman role ...
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion 8th Marine Regiment fire the M27 Infantry automatic rifle during a live-fire weapons exercise at range f-18 on Camp Lejeune, ... Wade said in late 2016 that three companies were using suppressors on all their rifles, including their M27s. Bravo company of 1st Battalion, 2nd ...
A competitor fires an M27 Infantry automatic rifle at targets during the 4th Annual Quantico Combat Shooting Match at Marine Corps Base Quantico, October 29, ... Wade said in late 2016 that three companies were using suppressors on all their rifles, including their M27s. Bravo company of 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines was ...
Cleveland, Ohio -- A gunman with an automatic rifle ambushed a 22-year-old man Sunday and shot him 16 times outside his Collinwood home, and Cleveland EMS refused to pick him up because he drove across the street into Euclid, according to police. Cleveland spokesman Dan Williams said an ...
GILFORD - A newly adopted policy allows police officers to use their own semi-automatic rifles on the job, provided the weapons pass inspection by a ... A drawback of the policy that could factor into an officer's decision whether to carry their own rifle is that in an officer-involving shooting, the rifle would be ...
Two more defendants convicted of participating in a conspiracy to acquire semi-automatic rifles and a grenade launcher with plans to smuggle the ... Previously, he had been arrested for buying a rifle in Brownsville and handing it over to Rippstine and Segura-Olvera, according to a criminal complaint.
Of course, this was a semi-automatic rifle. While that meant a grunt could send more rounds downrange than a German or Japanese soldier armed with a bolt-action rifle, the semi-auto mechanisms are a bit more ... In Vietnam, the army used a cartoon book to help train troops on how to maintain their rifles.
The report from Leland lists the items stolen as an M4 rifle, soft rifle case, tactical mounted light for M4, scope, infrared laser, bulletproof vest (valued at $1,500), Taser, a hand-held radio, two 15-round handgun magazines and five M4 magazines (30 rounds). In total, the value of the items stolen is estimated ...
The 5.56mm M27 Infantry automatic rifle has remained a favorite rifle of the Marine Corps for the better part of this decade. Based on the Heckler & Koch HK416 assault rifle and adopted in 2011 to replace the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, it's widely considered more versatile and accurate over a longer ...
This in turn led to the development and wider fielding of new and repurposed rifles firing larger rounds across the services. the Marines issued a number of rebuilt Cold War-era M14s, the last being the M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle, or EMR, before buying the army's M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System ...
While the Soviet Union had many designers and plants that tinkered with balanced-action rifles, the most successful designs were created by the Kovrov Mechanical Plant -- otherwise known as ZiD (Zavod imeni Degtyaryova). This plant has had a long heritage of creating automatic weapons. During World ...
While the Soviet Union had many designers and plants that tinkered with balanced-action rifles, the most successful designs were created by the Kovrov Mechanical Plant -- otherwise known as ZiD (Zavod imeni Degtyaryova). This plant has had a long heritage of creating automatic weapons. During World War II, ...
A 16-year-old armed with a semi-automatic rifle shot and killed his parents, his sister and a family friend just before midnight on New Year's Eve in Long Branch, authorities said Monday. The teen, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, will be charged as an adult with four counts of murder ...
While the Soviet Union had many designers and plants that tinkered with balanced action rifles, the most successful designs were created by the Kovrov Mechanical Plant--otherwise known as ZiD (Zavod imeni Degtyaryova). This plant has had a long heritage of creating automatic weapons: during WWII it ...
The United States was the first major power to adopt a semi-automatic service rifle during World War II, the M1 Garand. While most World war II infantrymen had to pull back a heavy bolt after each shot of their bolt-action rifles, a GI could expend a Garand's clip as fast as he could pull the trigger. However ...
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 ...
It was just after the Sandy Hook massacre -- and customers were lined up to buy AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, like the one the shooter Adam Lanza used. ... industry pressures and consumer demand; blood and money helped turn an ugly, unwanted semi-automatic rifle into the most popular rifle in America.
Marksmanship, the ability to shoot accurately and service targets with the minimum expenditure of ammunition, has always been part of the Marine Corps ethos. The adoption of the M27 Infantry automatic rifle over the older M249 Squad Automatic Weapon marks a return to that ethos across the service at ...
The situation now is different, as ordinary Americans are not generally permitted to buy true assault weapons, rifles that are identical in function to the M-16 and M-4 rifles that are issued to the military and police agencies. An actual assault weapon has the capability of being fired in fully automatic mode ...
The U.S. Marine Corps is expanding its use of a new automatic rifle, issuing it to all Marine infantry and other Marines at the very tip of the spear. ... The M27 and M4, although different internally are still relatively simple to operate and use the same ammunition, meaning keeping two types of rifles running in ...
The 5.56mm M27 Infantry automatic rifle has remained a favorite rifle of the Marine Corps for the better part of this decade. Based on the Heckler & Koch HK416 assault rifle and adopted in 2011 to replace the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, it's widely considered more versatile and accurate over a longer ...
After the shooting that left 58 concert-goers dead, the National Rifle Association said it "believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations." And the National Shooting sports Foundation, the industry's trade association ...
... shooting you," officers say. Mr Shaver responds by saying: "Please don't shoot me... I'm trying to do what you tell me." A sobbing Mr Shaver is then told to crawl toward the police, and while doing so, moves his hand towards his waist. Mr Brailsford shot him five times with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
The bump stock is a device that can be attached to a semi-automatic rifle to make it fire more quickly and effectively turn it into a fully automatic rifle. The most well-known version is made by the company Slidefire. Bump stocks achieved national infamy after gunman Stephen Paddock used them when he ...
Marksmanship, the ability to shoot accurately and service targets with the minimum expenditure of ammunition, has always been part of the Marine Corps ethos. The adoption of the M27 Infantry automatic rifle over the older M249 Squad Automatic Weapon marks a return to that ethos across the service at ...
The AK-47 was the world's first standard-issue assault rifle. The rifle used a new 7.62-millimeter cartridge that generated less recoil and was lighter than rounds used in traditional infantry rifles. In return, the 7.62x39 round offered more controllability when fired in full automatic and allowed the infantryman to ...
In Las Vegas, gunman Stephen Paddock shot and killed 58 people in October using a bump stock that converted his semi-automatic rifle to an automatic one. Earlier this month in Sutherland Springs, Texas, gunman Devin P. Kelley fired his assault weapon at churchgoers and killed 26 people, which was ...
But the marketing tactics for the semi-automatic weapons known as AR rifles are under new scrutiny following the recent attacks. gun-control activists say the ads risk inspiring the next shooter, while gun-rights advocates insist the weapons are being blamed for the works of deranged individuals.
SMYRNA, Tenn. (WZTV) -- A midstate gun store has again been the victim of a burglary. Smyrna police said a total of nine semi-automatics rifles, shotguns and ammunition were taken during the burglary at about 1 a.m. Thursday morning. Four masked black men and an unmasked black woman backed ...
The assailant who went on an apparently random shooting rampage in a remote area of Northern California on Tuesday was armed with a semiautomatic rifle and a military-style vest with clips, according to police. Four people were killed, and 10 others were injured on Tuesday morning after the gunman ...
LEMOORE -- A man and woman were arrested Thursday after Lemoore officers found a semi-automatic rifle in the backseat of their car during a traffic stop ... While speaking to Garcia and Lewis during the stop, officials said officers saw a black .308 caliber semi-automatic rifle in plain view on the back seat.


 

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