Part of the problem is there is no real definition of an "assault weapon" that is consistent. An SKS is used in a drive by, everybody calls it an AK or assault rifle from the
cops to the DA, sounds more menacing to a jury. Look at the AR15, in full pre-1994 AW ban regalia it is an AW under that law. Change the name to "Sporter", hack off the bayo lug and flash hider and ya got a "not an AW" rifle under that same law. Yet the gun itself has not changed from a functional standpoint. Take a Ruger Mini 14 and put a folder stock on it, AW under the ban. Leave it in the factory wood, not an AW. Now how can the FBI, from a police report summary, know what type of gun was used in a particular crime beyond the general rifle/shotgun/handgun categories
OK HOW ABOUT IF ITS SEMI AUTO OR OTHER????????? SEEMS TO ME IF THERE GOING TO BE PASSING LAWS AN STUFF THEY SHOULD HAVE SOME FACTS OTHER THAN IT LOOKS SCARY.
IF AT LEAST THEY COULD DETRMINE THAT WE COULD BE CLOSER TO HAVING A IDEA. AN IF THERE GOING TO PASS LAWS AN HAVE LAREADY THAT CERTION FEATURES MAKE A GUN A ASSULT TY;E WEPAON A SUBJECT TO THINGS LIKE 922 CRAP THEN LEOS NEED TO BE ABLKE TO KNOW THE DIFFERANCE WHEN A CRIME WEAPON IS RECOVERED. IT SHOULD NOT BE THAT HARD FOR A LWA ENFORCEMT AGENCY TO DEFINE IF ITS SUBJECT TO ASSULT WEAPON LAWS IMO. THEY HAD NI ISSUE WHEN THEY MADE UP LISTS OF BANNED RILFES BEFORE YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD KNOW IF THEY RECIOVERD ONE.