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I have a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle that holds about 15 rounds. is that considered an "assault weapon"?

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If its not one of the listed Assault Weapons, it's not considered a banned weapon. Also, .22 long rifle guns are rarely designated as Assault Rifles as the bullet lacks penetrating power.
For a list of guns generally considered assault weapons, see here: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assault_rifles

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it doesnt take a magazine. but my dads px4 storm can hold more than ten rounds. is that a "assault weapon"?
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It will be if you assault somebody with it.

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well yes obviously. i meant for the new laws
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Canada or America?
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America
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Well then idk cause the rules are different and I'm Canadian
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oh
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No. It is not an assault weapon unless it can fire in full auto.

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but civilian model assault rifles are semi-suto yet theyre banned
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They are not banned. What state do you live in?
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texas
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You need to do more research on your states laws on firearms. They are not banned.
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not yet. i used a poor choice of words. meant to say that there are talks of banning them.
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Rumors are just that until there is a law passed. It is your 2nd amendment right to own a firearm. Some states define "assault rifle" differently. I would read up on what exactly that is.
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That is not true. Possessing fully automatic weapons is a felony, but that does not mean it is the only kind of weapon that is illegal
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i think that semi-automatic rifles with attachment grooves and 20-30 round magazines is enough. any more than that is overkill
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He was asking if a semi automatic .22 caliber rifle was an assault rifle. Answer: NO
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what about my dads px4 storm. it holds more than 10 rounds in one magazine
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It's not a rifle so no. I am from California where I bought my AR, there you can only hold 10 rounds in a mag, and must have a bullet button. Texas is far more relaxed than California.
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nice to live in texas!! :D
whats a bullet button?
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Yes it is considered an assault rifle, no it doesn't need to be full auto for it to be an assault rifle, no possessing a full auto isn't illegal if you have the proper paper work
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http://www.texasgunlaws.org/

A bullet button is a device that makes it so you can't release the magazine from the weld without a "special tool". I live in
Arizona now so I don't have that anymore.
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but it doesnt take magazines.
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so you cant reload unless you have a special tool? that really really stupid
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adolf_oliver_bush you have no idea what you are talking about or who you are talking to.
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I am a security officer in the military with a background in criminal justice. I think I know what I am talking about. I am the own of several assault rifles and I live in Texas. What exactly are you saying that I don't know about again?
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If it doesn't use a magazine then it's not an assault rifle.
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I thought you implied that it had a 15round magazine.
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No :P it can hold 15 rounds inside the gun itself. It's one if those rifles that you pull the rod out and put the bullets in.
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Well that's a horse of a different color! Haha no that's not an assault rifle. But all the other stuff I said is true.
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yeah it is. have you seen an assault rifle at a gun store recently though? people were so afraid of losing them that almost all of them are gone! lol
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although i prefer a classic lever action rifle
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Not true. They can be semi-auto and be considered assault rifles
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i still like lever action rifles better
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