The genesis of the assault gun arose from the debate during the 1930's in Germany raging between the armor and infantry communities regarding the proper combat role of armor.
The German solution lay in the development of armored assault gun vehicles (Sturmgeschutz or StuG for short).
The main gun was installed directly into the chassis, which also gave the assault gun a lower silhouette and lower center of gravity.
Because of its effectiveness as a tank destroyer, greater survivability, and the high attrition of German tanks, LTG Heinz Guderian, newly appointed as the Inspector General of the Armored Corps, began diverting 75 percent of assault gun monthly production to select tank destroyer companies, armored battalions and special units in early 1943.
25 mm cannon, a 100/105 mm assault gun, a 120 mm self-propelled mortar, a command vehicle, an engineer vehicle and an ambulance.
These included 73 vehicles mounting the BAE Systems, RO Defence 120 mm Armoured Mortar System and 130 assault guns fitted with the CMI Defence CTS two-person turret armed with the Cockerill Mk 8 90 mm gun.
One item to note is that it has also been demonstrated with an external gun installation essentially the same as that for the US LPT Assault Gun
on the Lav III.
Dan Ullrich, Program Director of Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, said, "The wide availability of these weapons may be OK with the NRA leadership, but it's not OK with the majority of Americans including gun owners who support a strong federal ban on military style assault guns.
Ullrich called to question the NRA position that assault guns aren't used for crime.
Many models of other 'banned' assault guns are also available.
Huddled under rice straw and dry leaves on his verandah, 70-year-old Rankothabendi Peter watched in terror as scores of women waving machetes and assault guns
descended on his village out of the night.
The President's statement was certainly welcomed by pro-gunners who had become alarmed a couple weeks earlier when Barbara Bush told Associated Press that she is afraid of guns and "absolutely believes" that so-called assault guns
should be outlawed.
Shinseki has stated, "This vehicle will give the Army that early strike capability with greater staying power that we need in terms of tactical battlefield mobility, mounted weapons platform, and assault guns
California lawmakers defied the powerful NRA lobby and recently passed landmark legislation that bans assault guns
and high-capacity ammunition magazines, limits the number of gun sales, requires child safety locks on new guns and outlaws the sale of cheap handguns.
Rational people have been asking why militias are running around waving assault guns
and shouting "down with the government.