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Synonyms for assault gun

any of the automatic rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines designed for military use

an armored vehicle with the chassis of a tank (but no turret) and a large gun

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When the German guns opened up, Baum ordered his column to turn at a nearby intersection while he sent his assault guns up an overlooking hill to silence the defenders.
Consider a July 10 article from the Associated Press that appeared in the Chicago Tribune under the headline, "Use of Assault Guns Rising Among Youth, U.
Modern assault guns, for instance, can fire a burst of 30 to 35 bullets with one pull of the trigger, enabling people armed with such weapons to shoot into a crowd and kill many people at once - as occurred during the February 1994 Hebron shooting, committed with a 35-round Galil assault gun.
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.
To the casual observer, the German assault gun looks like just another tank or tank destroyer, and these two roles encapsulate the American Soldier's main experience with assault guns.
Whatever their value during World War II, the larger question is whether assault guns have utility in modern combat, particularly in counterinsurgency operations.
Assault guns must possess the tactical mobility to accompany dismounted infantry in complex terrain, in various weather conditions, and through natural and manmade obstacles.
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.
Kuwaiti variants include an assault gun fitted with a two-person Cockerill turret armed with a Cockerill 90 mm gun.
The army is planning to acquire a wide range of variants--an assault gun armed with either a 90 mm or 105 mm gun, an APC, a command vehicle, a 120 mm mortar carrier, a missile carrier, an engineer vehicle and an ambulance variant.
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.
We look at everything: combat vehicles, turrets, assault guns and then build the ammunition that will do the job our customers deserve and want.
The contract calls for a range of medium caliber, assault gun ammunition and other defense items to be delivered by MECAR S.
Rational people have been asking why militias are running around waving assault guns and shouting "down with the government.