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Posted: 10/26/2002 3:23:35 PM EDT
"In addition, the rifle is only a semiautomatic, requiring a trigger pull for each shot, not fully automatic as a military rifle, which allows multiple rounds to be fired with a single pull of the trigger. But Kristen Rand, the legislative director for the Violence Policy Center in Washington, a gun control group, said that the XM-15 seized in Muhammad's car still had features that mimic an assault weapon, including a pistol grip that makes it easy to fire from the hip and a detachable magazine that holds 10 rounds. "It complies with the letter of the law, but it is still an assault rifle," Rand said. The assault-weapons ban expires in 2004 and is considered likely to be the subject of a major fight in Congress." I read someone here said that if Republicans get in that the AW ban will sunset quietly...I DON"T THINK SO. The above is from the interview with Busmaster
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