assault rifle

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Synonyms for assault rifle

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

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THE Florida Senate rejected a proposal to ban assault weapons and voted for a measure to arm some teachers, weeks after 17 people were killed in the deadliest high school shooting in United States history.
Not everyone was thrilled at the prospect of celebrating the kind of assault weapon that took the lives of children during the shooting rampage.
War stories include men walking into field hospitals with a dozen wounds from an assault weapon and living to tell the story In Orlando, more than 100 people were shot and half survived.
The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by gun rights activists to a Chicago suburb's ordinance banning assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, handing a victory to gun control advocates amid a fierce debate over the nation's firearms laws.
Lois Beckett, "The Assault Weapon Myth" New York Times, September 12, 2014, http://www.
It expands the definition of assault weapon to include more than 100 models of guns and rifles and covers any firearm capable of fully automatic, semiautomatic or "burst of fire" use.
29) At its core, an assault weapon is exceedingly dangerous for two reasons: "high [ammunition] capacity and enhanced control during rapid fir[e].
Markey appeared with a retired first-grade teacher who lamented the risks to students and the public posed by assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Stallone supported the 1994 "Brady bill" that included a now-expired ban on assault weapons, and hopes that ban can be reinstated.
James, which held that possession of an assault weapon in
Ted Cruz shows pistol grip to rebut call for assault weapon ban (The Dallas Morning News): "Texas Sen.
He said that knuckle dusters are illegal in the country and are considered as assault weapon commonly used in gangs.
Which brings me back to the disastrous prospect of assault weapon litigation, of which I have much doleful experience.
But none of us wants to own an assault weapon because we have no desire to kill policemen or go to a school or workplace to see how many victims we can accumulate before we are finally shot or take our own rives.
According to the daily, the vehicle is suitable as an assault weapon in offensive operations and can also be employed at night and under conditions of limited visibility.