Frank, just in case you missed the point, here’s the definition I’m using: “Assault weapons are semiautomatic firearms with a large magazine of ammunition that were designed and configured for rapid fire and combat use.” So it’s not guns generally or just semi-automatics.
By the way, there’s no need to refer to me as a leftie or liberal — neither of which accurately describes me. Frankly, these personal attacks are normally an indication of one’s inability to have a more intelligent discussion. Or maybe, you’re just spending too much time with Hannity and Limbaugh.
Lastly, you also mentioned NRA money; so perhaps you can explain to me why an organization trying to position itself as a defender of a U.S. citizen’s rights is happily accepting money from foreign sources — including Russian oligarchs — who undoubtedly have our best interests in mind.