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Conclusion

In conclusion, assault weapons constitute a specific class of firearm incorporating design characteristics intended to enhance their utility as killing machines. The veil of obstinance and false argument the NRA and the gun industry attempt to hide behind today is pierced not only by the real-world testimony of law-enforcement personnel, but by their own enthusiastic words as recorded in pro-gun publications since the early 1980s. Nothing about the weapons has changed, only the politics.


That Was Then...

   Introduction

   Myth One

   Myth Two

   Myth Three

   Myth Four

   Conclusion

   Endnotes






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