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  • What Makes A Gun An "Assault Weapon"? Massachusetts AG Takes On Gun Control (HBO)

     Charles updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Charles

    Member
    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

  • VICE News

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

    “We were absolutely in a panic when this happened, as far as our inventory,” said gun shop owner Richard Munyon. “It was so ambiguous we didn’t know what was coming down the line.”
    Watch the Future of Firearms next: http://bit.ly/2yjujdy

  • Mike Steves

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Assault is a charging attack. To accomplish this forward movement without getting shot when one comes out of cover, one needs a way to get one's opponent to stop shooting momentarily. Assault rifles do this with a spray of fully automatic fire. If a rifle doesn't have a selector switch that allows fully automatic fire, it's not an assault rifle. An assault weapon does this with a propelled grenade. If it's not some form of inacurate propelled explosive who's purpose is to get the enemy to seek cover, it's not an assault weapon. First one was the RAW in 77, not the 80's. I know this because I am trained Special Forces.

  • MrPyroguy1

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Liberals 😂

  • Christian Ciccone

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

    ANY gun can become an "assault" weapon only when the action of "assault" is committed, "assault" is an action not a property.

  • Gimme The Health

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Came here to see if we finally figured out what a assault weapon is.

    Found out that nobody knows what a assault weapon is.

  • Casey Flentye

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Lol, how about a reality test. Do you have any clue how a rifle works? Look at the Mini-14! Oh wait, you don’t know what a mini-14 is?!? Oh my, you fucking idiots.

  • John Haynes

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

    My VPN. Keeps me from being able to watch videos

  • dogpatch52

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

    An assault weapon is selective fire!

  • King Wolf

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Its because the AR-15 is black isn't it?

  • King Wolf

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

    The term "assault weapon" is not a thing.
    Unless your talking about an assault rifle,which is already banned in almost all states unless you have a license for one.

    Assault rifle: an automatic rifle created for military use.

  • Fatboy NOOB

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    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Need to get rid this type of politicians.

  • richard kluesek

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    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

    This is a distraction and an incremental step in the total ban of all firearms in private possession. Including cops, off duty and separated from the service for any reason, no exceptions or grandfathering. All the gun distributors on all levels will be shut down, contrabaned inventory seized, there will be no grace period to rip off panicked retail customers during a grace period of astronomical price increases between outgoing and incoming administrations. And then there will be a building to building search and seizure of all guns and related accessories. If Democrats come to power. Listen again to Beto and Eric Swalwell, failed candidates for POTUS.

  • dwm1812

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

    If you actually think ViceNews is news then you are a part of the problem.

  • David Sguerri

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

    I do not even need to be from US to tell that the lady in the video or who made this video do not know 1 thing about guns…Sad.

  • Raptor302

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

    So when someone buys an AR15 out of state and brings it in state, how do you prove that they didn't own it before the ban under the grandfather clause?

  • Meister Trollport

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Wait…. am i stupid or did the Video just talk about copies of assualt rifles but not about what an assault rifle realy is?

  • The brain Guy

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    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    The short answer is Democrat’s

  • msm03c

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    if weapon does not assault, what does it do? decorating?

  • Mike McGillis

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Anyone want to mention the reason the federal ban expired was because there was no data supporting the law had a change in the crime rate.

  • THEWhiteNIGHTRiDER !

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Every AR 15 in the state is bought over night and they say gun purchases have went down…… well obviously!!!!! Theres nothing left to buy. Everyone bought everything. Then says everyone is scared to buy guns. No…. every already has them. What's to be scared of? They all have AR 15s.

  • StukaBoi

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    The term "Assault Rifle" is a propaganda term first used by Nazis during WW2 to strike fear into the allies with there new StG-44 rifles

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that's how it went

  • Evan O

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    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Oh no look at that like/dislike ratio

  • Yiffox

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    I've met assault humans before, can we ban those? how bout assault police officers?

  • Alan Boothby

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    All guns should be accessable to citizens,we need less gun laws

  • SpyRice

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    All weapons are assault weapons you can fucking assault with the weapon

  • Jedrae Kohn

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Do they try to be this stupid

  • Corno di Bassetto

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    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Any gun AFTER THE FOUNDING ERA is AN ASSAULT WEAPON. There is no other reasonable definition. Guns in the Founding Era when guns were unregulated (never legalized) were harmless single shot ignition long guns that were far less dangerous than a blade instrument in those days. The bottom line is, if our Patriots even had handguns against the Red Coats in 1776 the British would have given up after several days. While they were busy reloading unreliable long guns after every shot we would be firing clips at a rapid rate, far too fast for the Brits to respond ot.

  • Brendon Johnston

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    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Notice how the states that enforce strict gun laws are also the states with high shootings and homicide rates

  • Wallace Bistline

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Remove all gun laws

  • rjmidnite

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    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    A girl is a result weapon if you assault someone with it ! Lol ! A gun is a object just like a. Car or anything else,you can not run over anyone or you can run over 40 people ! Drunk drivers kill more then guns ,they should be labeled assault vehicles,cleaning products kill more people,assault cleaning products ,got to ban that! No cars or cleaning products for anyone born in 2020 ! But you liberals let ilegal murders and rapests and child molesters out of jail or protect them ? If had guns since iv been 9 years old ,my guns don't move by thereselfs,they don't go shoot anyone when I'm not looking,they don't sneak out and Rob places and people ! Liberal logic, let's see this guy has 6 felonies just raped a kid ,well he is kinda a victum,he said his family life was bad and he was touched ,well 5 years or 3 with good behavior ! O wait he's a ilegal ,let him out immediately,trump wants to report criminal murders and rapests and child molesters ! We can't have that ! That's racist ! Deathes caused by semi auto is less then any other gun or knife or blunt object I think ! But when you have liberals only reporting one thing ,you think it's some epidemic,. Liberal logic ,let's put up a gun free sticker ,then the criminals can't cross our sticker ! Lol ! I think drunk drivers kill more then all guns out together! Assault vehicles I tell you ! Your all rediculas ! Someone could kill you with a Christmas tree rod from the fake tree if that's what they wanted to do ! Let's see 1000 of years ago no semi autos no guns but billions were killed ! Liberal logic ,let's ban semi autos that kill less people then 500 other things and the criminals will just give up ! Roflmmfao !

  • Cam

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Sell your AR-15's and buy AR-10's instead. They are 5 less AR's and are therefor safer.

  • Cam

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    The answer to the question is "A bunch of cosmetic features that do nothing to make the firearm any more or less dangerous"

  • Alex McGregor

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Shall not be infringed, what part of that don’t you understand.

  • Alex McGregor

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Vermont, more guns per capita than any other state and the second lowest gun crime in the country, Chicago has the strictest gun laws in the country and the highest gun crime, hmmmm

  • Yuri Moon

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Ban AR’s? K, I’ll get an AK. Ban AK’s? K, I’ll get an AUG. Ban AUG’s? K, I’ll get a Tavor. Ban Tavors? K, I’ll get an RDB. Ban RDB’s? K, I’ll get a Mini 14. Ban Mini 14’s? K, I’ll get an……See, banning AR lookalikes does nothing but hurt businesses.

    That said, this is an oddly balanced piece from Vice, well done. Didn’t mind listening. I say this as a 2A absolutist.

  • Life Of Ivan

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    The act of assaulting someone with an object makes that object an "assault weapon"

  • juan cenobio

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    You should ban the 5.56. The Fn FAL an ak system are way better options

  • Mike B

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    A Democrat is the Enemy of the Republican Union United States of America.

  • bad Good

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Psss hey vice news you actually could buy a ak47 and ar 15 during the weapons ban because criminals don't follow law's. Also an ar15 and ak47 during the assault weapons ban didn't shoot any differently than the same guns without the scary folding stock and flash hider. But you have no idea what im talking about and this add against guns with basic mistakes on basic gun knowledge just proves it.

  • Ricky Wilson

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Shall not be infringed. And anyway

  • Drunken Hamster

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    The only thing that should be in the assault weapons ban is "Semi-automatic centerfire long guns with a greater than 10 round capacity detachable magazine or 20 round capacity fixed magazine." Anything else about grips, stocks, shrouds, flash hiders, or any other bullshit is inconsequential and does not contribute to the deadliness of the weapon, and therefore should not be considered or restricted.

    – Ballistic power (Already limited by restrictions above .50 caliber and practical diminishing returns on powder charge behind said projectile.)
    – Rate of fire (Determined almost exclusively by action type)
    – Reload speed (Basically detachable vs fixed)
    – Ammunition capacity (There is hunting use for 20-ish rounds when talking about feral hogs and farmers dealing with coyotes, not to mention home defense.)

    And all of these have to be balanced. Meaning my bolt action with a 100 round double drum isn't an assault weapon because the rate of fire is quite low. (It's still stupid because wtf uses a double drum in a bolt gun?)

  • Boogalo boi

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    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    All gun laws are infringement

  • ohger427

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    The founders could not have made it any more plain…
    "Shall Not Be Infringed". Nowhere does it mention…
    Under license,
    With a permit,
    Or with permission.
    In fact until you do a criminal act….It is virtually unconditional…
    Weather you own a ball peen hammer or a howitzer is irrelevant…..
    As are the cultivated fears and ignorance fertilized by a mass media mining for ratings or politicians trying to secure their tyranny.
    In this country you are "innocent till proven guilty" not what you might do.

    By their logic there should be a ban on cars because you "might" drive drunk..

  • tacho colombia

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Mind yo buisness nd tlk right i can't understand u cuhh

  • Ian Barry

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    the constitution is the only guideline you need also it your permit don't let any politician tell you no

  • This Guy

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Pay the money for the permit and you can have anything, or get a badge. Money talks

  • Joshua Xiang

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    B.S.

  • mackk123

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    What I don't get is how the government wants to restrict automatic weapons for you but then hands them over to cartels for a gunwalk

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