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originally posted by: projectvxn
The sniper is not a gun. It's a person.
A sniper's weapon is really irrelevant because a competent sniper can tag you with a Marlin model 60 at 400 yards.
The Remington Model 700 chambered in 7.62x51 is the most used rifle by snipers in the US. It's also the most popular hunting rifle in the US, last I checked.
Primarily limited to the United States, the term assault weapon is a political term, separate from the military definition, used to describe a variety of semi-automatic firearms that have certain features associated with military or police firearms. The 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which expired on September 13, 2004, defined the rifle type of assault weapon as a semiautomatic firearm with the ability to accept a detachable magazine, and two or more of the following:
Folding or telescoping stock
Conspicuous pistol grip
Flash suppressor, or threaded barrel designed to accommodate one
originally posted by: neo96
WHAT are sold to civilians would not pass MILSPEC standards.
originally posted by: caterpillage
Are sniper rifles Assault weapons?
This is a subject I expect to come up very soon now. We have now seen "snipers" being introduced into the mass shooter equation, the end result I believe will be the claim of bolt action high powered rifles with scopes being demonized as "sniper rifles". This will of course just be common sense.
Why would anyone need a sniper rifle???
So in addition to semi automatic rifles being the focus of a renewed ban frenzy, now bolt action guns will be close on their heels.
Let's wait and see....