Naturally, many people have strong opinion on guns and gun control, but have little background to discuss it.
So we've put together a primer on what people mean whey they talk about "assault weapons" or the "gunshow loophole" or a "high-capacity magazine.":
Assault Weapons: Since the assault weapons ban expired in 2004, there has been no federally recognized definition of "assault weapon." States which ban "assault weapons," do so using their own organic definition of the term. Generally, an assault weapon is defined as any semi-automatic weapon designed primarily for 'paramilitary assaulting' of human beings.