- assault weapon
n.A weapon used by soldiers in military operations; for the purpose of gun control laws, any automatic or semiautomatic weapon that meets certain criteria.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
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