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Assault Weapons and the War on Law Enforcement

Section Two: Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the line of Duty by Assault Weapons, 1998 Through 2001

Year State Manufacturer Model Caliber
1998 Alaska Colt AR-15 7.62mm
Georgia Iver Johnson M1 Carbine .30
Oregon Norinco SKS11 7.62mm
New York Unknown MAC-11 9mm
California Armalite M151A .223
Mississippi Colt AR-15 .223
Mississippi Colt AR-15 .223
Michigan DPMS, Inc. AR-15 .223
Florida Unknown SKS 7.62mm
Colorado Unknown SKS 7.62mm
Texas Unknown AR-15 .223
Texas Unknown AR-15 .223
Missouri Unknown MAK 90 7.62mm
California Ruger Mini-14 .223
Indiana Norinco SKS 7.62mm
1999 California Ferunion/Hungarian Arms SA85 7.62mm
Indiana Norinco SKS 7.62mm
New Jersey Intratec TEC-9 9mm
Arizona Unknown AK-47 7.62mm
California Norinco MAK 90 7.62mm
Oklahoma Colt AR-15 H-BAR .223
Texas Norinco MAK 90 Sporter 7.62mm
Texas Norinco MAK 90 7.62mm
Texas Norinco MAK 90 7.62mm
Texas Norinco MAK 90 7.62mm
2000 North Carolina Maadi ARM 7.62mm
Georgia Ruger AR-1512 .223
California Colt CAR-15 .223
Texas Ruger Mini-14 .223
Georgia Intratec TEC-9 9mm
Maryland Unknown M1 Carbine .30
2001 California Unknown AR-15 .223
Florida SWD, Inc. M-11 9mm
Indiana Unknown AK-47 7.62mm
Kentucky Underwood M1 Carbine .30
Kentucky Underwood M1 Carbine .30
Michigan Unknown SKS 7.62mm
Tennessee Maadi MAK 90 7.62mm
Texas Unknown M-11 9mm
Texas Norinco SKS 7.62mm
Utah Norinco SKS 7.62mm


11) The SKS is not banned by name under the 1994 federal assault weapons ban. Only SKS rifles that were modified to be defined as an assault weapon under Section (B) of the law were affected by the ban. Section (B) defines a "semiautomatic assault weapon" as "a semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable ammunition magazine and has at least 2 of—(i) a folding or telescoping stock; (ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon; (iii) a bayonet mount; (iv) a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor; and (v) a grenade launcher...." Legislation to be introduced this Congress would explicitly ban any SKS able to accept a detachable ammunition magazine. Unless otherwise stated, the exact configuration of SKS weapons used in police shootings cited in this study cannot be determined.

12) Inconsistency between manufacturer and weapon type from FBI data.

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