Yogimus: Huck And Molly Ziegler: Gun ignoramus here.What is the origin of the term "assault rifle" and what does it mean now? I'm guessing it has something to do with the number of bullets it can fire in a given length of time, thus making it useful for "assaulting" a position.To my English-major mind, it almost implies there a "defense rifle" out there someplace.Thank you."Assault rifle" - a select fire weapon chambered in an intermediate cartridge, with a detachable (large volume) magazine. It is termed "assault rifle", because it is designed for warfare that is based on fixing and maneuvering as opposed to trench warfare.In all practical sense, they are no more or less deadly than non-assault sports rifles.
uncleacid: AK style, do reporters even try.
Haliburton Cummings: so lets see..that's one rifle per IQ point for the whole state...right on.
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