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Glossary

Definitions for some of the more commonly used terms and phrases in the gun debate.

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What's an "assault weapon"?

Gun control supporters keep changing their definition to include a wider variety of semi-automatic and pump-action rifles and shotguns, semi-automatic handguns and revolving cylinder shotguns.

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What's the difference between a semi-automatic “assault weapon” and a fully automatic “machine gun?”

A semi-automatic fires only one shot when the trigger is pulled, like most all other firearms.

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How many “assault weapons” and “large” ammunition magazines do Americans own?

Tens of millions, based upon the definition of “assault weapons” that gun control supporters are pushing in Congress today.

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For what are “assault weapons” and other firearms that use “large” magazines used?

Semi-automatic firearms are used for self-defense, recreational and competitive target shooting, marksmanship training and hunting.

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What did the 1994 “assault weapon” and “large” magazine ban do?

Not very much, according to the anti-gun Violence Policy Center.

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What are the purposes of pistol grips, adjustable-length stocks and flash suppressors?

The features contribute to comfort, convenience and self-defense — but none affects how a firearm works. 

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Did the 1994 bans have any effect on crime? Did crime increase thereafter? Would a ban affect crime now?

Not according to the congressionally mandated study of the ban or two follow-up studies.

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Are "assault weapons" more powerful than other firearms?

No. Gun control supporters describe any gun they are trying to get banned as “high powered.”

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Does the Second Amendment protect the right to keep and bear “assault weapons” and “large” magazines?

Yes. The Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that individuals have the right to possess "all instruments that constitute bearable arms." 

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