Just fired off an email to my congressman about this, hopefully he can take the time to respond.
Why can't politicians do something that will actually make a difference rather than just circlejerking around the issue trying to make themselves feel better about all these scary looking "assault weapons".
Seriously half a fucking moron can look up statistics and see what guns make up the majority of crime, and it takes 2 seconds to look at all the recent mass shootings and see that all these people were mentally unstable.
Guns don't magically turn their owner into some crazed gunman. Want to make a difference? Have better mental health screening, increase penalties for irresponsible gun owners. These obviously aren't the only issues that need to be addressed, but it's a better direction than what the government is taking right now.
Sorry for the bump, but for whoever was asking about the .22LR, it doesnt qualify.
It's saying that the listing before that, which gave the definition for what the assault weapons are. Since a lot of .22's have compact versions.