"High Capacity" Magazine

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What Is an ‘Assault Weapon?’

With incessant calls to ban “assault weapons” arising from the Democrat Party — calls that sometimes hit a fever pitch when you add in the voices of Democratic surrogates in the media and gun control groups — it seems to be a good time to ask a key question: What is an “assault weapon?”

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Los Angeles: More Gun Control, More Violent Crime in 2014

In 2014, Los Angeles had more gun control–notably a ban on “high capacity” magazines, a trigger lock requirement, and numerous other new gun controls passed the previous year. Yet they also saw violent crime rise “14.3 percent,” driven by “aggravated assaults”–assaults in which a weapon was used during the attack.