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Thanks to last night’s little cage match, there’s now renewed talk of an “Assault Weapons Ban,” and before people start making wild statements about firearms and their uses, I wanted to step in and try to give a little context to that term. What exactly is an “Assault Weapon?” Are they really all that dangerous? And is an Assault Weapons Ban going to be effective? Just like everything else we publish here, I won’t be pulling any punches . . .

from News & Issues

What Makes a Gun an Assault Weapon?

Rarely heard of before the mid 1980s, assault weapons have become a major part of America's gun rights debate. Learn about the origin of the assault weapons definition in American politics, the characteristics of assault weapons and how various states have passed laws to regulate assault weapons.

Assault Weapons Ban 2013 Dianne Feinstein has released details for her proposed 2013 Assault Weapons Ban. This new Assault Weapons Ban is far more restrictive than the 1994 law she helped to pass. This new law will ban many popular handguns, rifles and shotguns and will require registration for most gun owners. Please get involved to stop th...

from BuzzFeed

The Assault Weapon Ban Would Have Never Passed If It Wasn't For Ronald Reagan

Two members said Reagan changed their votes. The bill passed by two...

Donald Trump Talks: Gun Control, Assault Weapons, Gun Free Zones & Self Defense --Aug 10, 2015 -- "To the Left every gun is an assault weapon" Donald Trump


Memo to Sen. Dianne Feinstein: If you want people to take you seriously, don't brandish illegal weapons at a press conference where you're advocating a bill to ban others from brandishing said weapons.

from Salon

NRA misleads on assault weapons

General Electric Co. is quietly cutting off lending to gun shops, as the company rethinks its relationship to firearms amid the fallout from the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.


Fox's Chris Wallace Agrees To Right-Wing Host's Request To Stop Using Term "Assault Weapon" when talking about... assault weapons. Pro-gun advocates prefer assault weapons simply be called 'guns' or 'rifles' to diminish the deadly purpose of assault weapons, which is to kill as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time.

Say Goodbye To Glocks, Sig Sauers & Shotguns Under Feinstein “Assault Weapons Ban” Read more:

from xoJane

My Marine Father Was Shot With an Assault Weapon, and No Civilian Should Own One

My Marine Father Was Shot With an Assault Weapon, and No Civilian Should Own One . My dad was a marine in a war that used assault weapons. An assault weapon is what tore his face apart and killed the rest of his squad in a matter of minutes. No civilian needs one.