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  • Firearms, Guns, Pistols, Rifles, Shotguns
  • Magazine, Ammunition Feeding Device
  • Semi-automatic, Sporting, Modern Sporting Rifle
  • weapons
  • clip
  • assault weapon - “Assault weapon” is an invented term. In the firearm lexicon, there is no such thing as an “assault weapon.”  The closest relative is the “assault rifle,” which is a machine gun or “select fire” rifle that fires rifle cartridges.