Assault weapon



any of various automatic and semiautomatic military firearms utilizing an intermediate-power cartridge, designed for individual use.
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Contemporary Examples

It makes no difference that there is no reason whatsoever for a private citizen to own an assault weapon.
Why the South Loves Guns David Sessions December 15, 2012

Every household with a male in it is allowed to have an assault weapon, no questions asked.
How the Gun Nuts Try to Excuse Away the Santa Barbara Slaughter—and Why They’re All Wrong Cliff Schecter May 26, 2014

You don’t need an assault weapon to protect your family or shoot a deer.
Judith Miller: My Gun Control Fantasy Judith Miller July 21, 2012

“An assault weapon in the hands of a young woman defending her babies in her home becomes a defense weapon,” Trotter said.
Gayle Trotter: The Woman Who Called Gun Control Sexist Caitlin Dickson February 6, 2013

Maybe instead of mandatory health care, we should make it mandatory that each American carry at least one assault weapon?
School Shootings: My Son Was at the Virginia Tech Massacre Azar Nafisi January 12, 2013

As the old saying goes: if you want to shoot an assault weapon, go enlist.
There Are No ‘Absolute’ Rights Michael Tomasky May 4, 2013

Historical Examples

Which meant that the Throgs had in turn some assault weapon they believed superior, for they radiated confidence now.
Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton

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    a sudden, violent attack; onslaught: an assault on tradition. Law. an unlawful physical attack upon another; an attempt or offer to do violence to another, with or without battery, as by holding a stone or club in a threatening manner. Military. the stage of close combat in an attack. 1 . to make an assault […]

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  • Assaultive

    tending or seeming to ; physically aggressive: the assaultive behavior of the inmates; the assaultive manner of some rock bands. Historical Examples I did not say that he had assaultive or homicidal potential. Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

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