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The law is posted on the BATF web site. Here is one link to it:

http://www.atf.treas.gov/pub/fire-explo_pu...ub/complete.htm

Here is the pertinent text:


Semiautomatic assault weapon.

(a) Any of the firearms, or copies or duplicates of the firearms in any caliber, known as:

(1) Norinco, Mitchell, and Poly Technologies Avtomat Kalashnikovs (all models),
(2) Action Arms Israeli Military Industries UZI and Galil,
(3) Beretta Ar70 (SC-70),
(4) Colt AR-15,
(5) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, and FNC,
(6) SWD M-10, M-11, M-11/9, and M-12,
(7) Steyr AUG,
(8) INTRATEC TEC-9, TEC-DC9 and TEC-22, and
(9) Revolving cylinder shotguns, such as (or similar to) the Street Sweeper and Striker 12;

(B) A semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least 2 of --

(1) A folding or telescoping stock,
(2) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon,
(3) A bayonet mount,
(4) A flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor, and
(5) A grenade launcher;

漏 A semiautomatic pistol that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least 2 of --

(1) An ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip,
(2) A threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer,
(3) A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel and that permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand without being burned,
(4) A manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded, and
(5) A semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm; and

(d) A semiautomatic shotgun that has at least 2 of --

(1) A folding or telescoping stock,
(2) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon,
(3) A fixed magazine capacity in excess of 5 rounds, and
(4) An ability to accept a detachable magazine.


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I thought the "true" definition of an assault weapon was that it had select-fire capability.
 

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Not so!

There is a military definition of a "assualt rifle". It's a rifle based on a lighter ammunition (.223 or 7.62x39, for example, as compared to full rifle ammo like 7.62NATO) that is full auto or select fire capable (or even burst like the M16A2).

"Assault Weapon" is a term made for TV and politicians. And the law (thanks to both the politicians and the TV).
 

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OOPS!!!! Guess I need to read up on things and READ the words not just glance at them.


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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Guys-

I'm going to delete these replies. Not because I have anything against them, but this was intended to be an informational, not conversational, thread.

In fact, I'll COPY the thread to ChitChat, and lock this one down.
 
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