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Is the Ruger Mini 14 an assault riffle?

Discussion in 'Ruger Club' started by 68DARKHORSE, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. 68DARKHORSE

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  2. Nestor

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    If You are planning on assulting the stronghold occupied by the coyotes or foxes than yes, absolutely.
     


  3. WoodenPlank

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    Considering the Mini is not fully automatic - no, it's not.
     
  4. Kaybe

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    Since "assault" is an act, not an object, the answer is no. The A-Team sure liked to use them, though they couldn't hit very well with them.
     
  5. Reswob

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    Not in less it's select-fire... and then it would be an AC-556...

    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  6. GSSF17

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    Any weapon displayed in a manner where harm inflicted by its custodian is imminent and/or a reasonable person would feel threatened, is an assault weapon.
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

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    It isn't an assuly rifle, but it CAN be used as such, as can a Ruger 10/22
     
  8. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    No, it is not a assault riffle..... :tongueout:
     
  9. WoodenPlank

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    What the hell is with so many people typing "riffle" lately?
     
  10. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    It was the first thing I noticed, in the title of the thread......

    :rofl:
     
  11. WoodenPlank

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    I glanced over it so fast I didn't catch it. That's at least the 3rd or 4th thread lately where it's been mis-spelled "riffle."
     
  12. Magelk

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  13. 68DARKHORSE

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    LOL. It was a typo. I did a copy/paste without spell checking.
     
  14. samuse

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    I don't know, but it's freekin' annoying.


    I shoot at a little gun range and their sign out front is spelled "Riffle". I really want to rip the sign down and tell him to learn how spell.
    Good thing I don't get very drunk before I go to the range.:rofl:
     
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  15. Alaskapopo

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    Yes and no. The full auto or lack of is not a huge issue. You can usually put more rounds on target in a given amount of time with rapid semi auto fire vs full auto. The mini is a semi auto carbine shooting an intermediate cartridge and they do make a full auto version.
     
  16. 68DARKHORSE

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    I was just thinking about how Romey wants to impose the same ban that he signed in Mass on a national level. It looks like the Mini 14 can be banned if you put a pistol grip on it.


    "Assault rifles vs. "Assault weapons"

    The term assault weapon is a United States political and legal term used to describe a variety of semi-automatic firearms that have certain features generally associated with military assault rifles. The 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which expired on September 13, 2004, codified the definition of an assault weapon. It defined the rifle type of assault weapon as a semiautomatic firearm with the ability to accept a detachable magazine containing more than 10 rounds, and two or more of the following:

    Folding or telescoping stock
    Primary pistol grip
    Forward grip
    Threaded barrel (for a muzzle brake or a suppressor, commonly called a silencer)
    Barrel shroud

    The assault weapons ban did not restrict weapons capable of fully automatic fire, such as assault rifles and machine guns, which have been continuously and heavily regulated since the National Firearms Act of 1934 was passed. Subsequent laws such as the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 also affected the importation and civilian ownership of fully automatic firearms, the latter fully prohibiting sales of newly manufactured machine guns to non-law enforcement or SOT (special occupational taxpayer) dealers.
     
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  17. WoodenPlank

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    An assault rifle, by definition, is capable of full auto or burst fire. If it can do neither, it can not be an assault rifle. An "assault weapon" is a term thunk up by the anti-gun crowd to demonize rifles that LOOK like assault rifles by making the uninformed think they are capable of full auto fire.

    While I realize Mass. has some pretty ass-backwards gun laws, I have yet to hear anything about Romney wanting to institute them on a federal level. Got anything to back this up?
     
  18. Alaskapopo

    Alaskapopo NRA ENDOWMENT

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    I know the defination thank you and there is a full auto version of the mini 14. Frankly I don't care to play the word game with anti gunners. There is nothing wrong with assault rifles full auto or not. By shying away from the word your admitting there is something evil about them and there is not.
    Pat
     
  19. WoodenPlank

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    Just call me Technical Thomas. :wavey:
     
  20. ADK_40GLKr

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    Thanks, Pat, I agree. But I've been a hunter since the 60's, and still feel most comfortable around what LOOKS like a hunting rifle. (None of those vertical grips [fore or aft] for me. Unfortunately I still have that prejudice.)

    That's why I'm liking the looks of the Mini 14.