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

"Assault Weapons"Go

What is an "assault weapon"?

An AR-15, M1 Garand or M1 Carbine? A Winchester Model 100, Remington 11-87 or Marlin Model 60? Maybe pump-action rifles and shotguns, too?

"Large" MagazinesGo

Some anti-gunners call even a two-round gun "large."

Gun control supporters claim they know how many rounds of ammunition a person "needs" for self-defense,
but Americans can decide that question for themselves. 

Myths vs. FactsGo

Setting the record straight on "assault weapons" and magazines.

There is much misinformation being circulated by politicians, media and gun control activists on these
important firearm issues — this section tackles some of the most population misconceptions.

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