A stupid, ignorant, and uninformed way of saying entirely safe semi auto rifle. Typically used in liberal/Californian vocabulary or slang.
"Hey did you here that that disgusting hetero freak used an assault weapon to defend his life and property! What a disgusting pig! "
by 420dankboi420 March 9, 2018
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Anything you can hurt someone with. I can take my shirt off, wrap it around your neck, and choke you with it, that makes it an assault weapon. I could throw a teddy bear at your head really hard, that makes it an assault weapon. I could intentionally give you a paper cut, that makes the paper I used an assault weapon.

Frequently misused to describe semi-automatic weapons.
That's an assault weapon! You shouldn't be allowed to own that!

What, this? An AR-15 only fires one bullet at a time dude.
by ZMWilson May 13, 2020
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Assault Weapon- (n) noun

Any semi-automatic firearm, due to modification or malfunction and not repaired, that fires more than once when the trigger is pulled and released once.

Revolvers and shotguns are not assault weapons. BB, pellet, and paintball guns are not firearms according to the ATF.
AR-15 is not an assault weapon. AR stands for the trade name brand Armalite Rifle.

AR-15 with a bumpstock would be an assault weapon.

M16A2 and M4 are assault weapons. They have the option for safe, semi, and burst. Burst option fires 2-3 times when the trigger is pulled once.

Machine Guns are not assault weapons. They are designed with a high fire rate when the trigger is pulled.
by Benjamin Gunsmith June 28, 2021
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Weapons in a variety of ways, including the all popular Assault Rifle. However other weapons exsist.
Usually used to describe weapons that auto-fire, a full automatic weapon.
Assault Rifle
Metal Knuckles
Butterfly Knife
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One of those Fucking Machines yo find being sold an ebay by sum old bitch.
by W/e March 15, 2005
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Basically a scary looking gun that gun grabbers think is too scary for normal people to have.
Wimpy gun grabber: We're not familiar with guns, but these ones LOOK ominous
by Dan March 2, 2004
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Term coined by Violence Policy Center head Josh Sugarmann to describe cililian semiautomatic firearms with a military or fearsome appearance, yet no more lethality than lesser weapons. Derived from the term "assault rifle", which means a fully automatic, selective fire rate firearm used my military and police personnel.
"Assault weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully-automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons --anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun-- can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons."
by 1Spectre4U November 12, 2003
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An amorphous term coined by those who support gun control. Applied to semi-automatic weapons that cosmetically resemble fully automatic firearms.
When gun manufacturers began making these so-called assault weapons without the things that made them look menacing, the gun grabbers cried that a "loophole" was found. Well, duh...they would be the last to see that the changes were cosmetic in nature.
by tradesman February 10, 2005
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