The Definition of Federal Assault Weapons Ban
Federal Assault Weapons Ban
Part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.
It produced a 10-year federal ban on the manufacture of new semi-automatic assault weapons with certian specifications.
Firearms with specific features were defined as assault rifles.
Including the AR-15, certain versions of the AK-47, the TEC-9, the MAC-10 and the Uzi,
several of which had become the preferred weapon of violent drug gangs. The act also bans large-capacity ammunition magazines, limiting them to 10 rounds.
The law did not apply to weapons that were already in legal possession.
Because this law was not renewed by congress in 2004, the ban was lifted.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
A shooting sport that combines both skiing and rifle shooting. It is the only shooting activity in the Winter Olympics.
There is also a summer biathlon which involves running and shooting but it is not yet an Olympic event.
A three-barrel gun.
Typically it has two shotgun barrels side by side on the top, with a third rifle barrel underneath.
This provides a very versatile firearm capable of taking winged animals as well as big game.
It also is useful in jurisdictions where a person is only allowed to own a single firearm.
A phenomenon which is often grouped with hammer bite. In this case the web of the shooting hand is cut or abraded by
the rearward motion of the semi-automatic pistol's slide, not by the gun's hammer.
This most often occurs with small pistols like the Walther PPK and Walther TPH that have an abbreviated grip tang.
This problem is exacerbated by the sharp machining found on many firearms.
A Federal Firearms License (FFL) is a license in the United States that enables an individual or a company to engage in a business pertaining to
the manufacture of firearms and ammunition or the interstate and intrastate sale of firearms. Holding an FFL to engage in certain such activities has
been a legal requirement within the United States since the enactment of the Gun Control Act of 1968.
A bullet that is designed to disintegrate into tiny particles upon impact to minimize their penetration for reasons of range safety,
to limit environmental impact, or to limit the danger behind the intended target. Examples are the Glaser Safety Slug and the breaching round.
A firing mode enabling the shooter to fire a predetermined number of rounds with a single pull of the trigger.
A malfunction in which the spent case fails to eject from a semi-automatic firearm and blocks the chamber.
As the fresh round is brought forward it cannot enter the chamber. It is cleared by
stripping the magazine from the gun, racking the slide several times to eject the spent case, and then reloading.
A trigger that doesn't have to travel very far before it reaches the break. In a 1911 semi-auto pistol, a short trigger is a different part than a long trigger,
and (in addition to providing less motion) it features a shorter reach which may be of benefit to a small-handed shooter.
A type of machine gun or autocannon that uses an external source of power to cycle the firearm.
A firearm is said to be on safe when its safety is engaged and off safe when it is ready to fire.
Simple clips made of metal or sometimes plastic that hold several rounds of ammunition in a row and is used to quickly fill a magazine.
The term used for the casing on modern rifle and pistol ammunition. It is usually made out of brass but can also be aluminum or steel.
The casing on a shotgun shell is usually refered to as a hull
Protective plates, usually of steel or horn, covering the top and bottom of a gunstock's butt only (the heel and the toe); leaving wood exposed in the center
A type of gas operation for a firearm that directs gas from a fired cartridge directly to the bolt carrier or slide assembly to cycle the action.
A compartment built into the buttstock of a long gun,
usually with a hinged cover, in which are drilled holes deep enough to hold
several spare cartridges of the type suitable for use in the specific gun.
Oregon Firearms Federation. OFF is a Pro-Gun rights group based in Oregon and was founded in 1998.
This occurs in telescopic sights when the primary image of the objective lens does not coincide with the reticle.Telescopic sights often have parallax adjustments to minimize this effect.
An established place where firearms and ammunition are stored, repaired, or manufactured.
The term is misused by the media to mean more than one firearm or any quantity of ammunition, as in "they found an arsenal."
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