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[–] turtlesarepureevil 14 points -13 points (+1|-14) ago 

TIL assault weapons existed during the American revolution.

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[–] BLOODandHONOUR 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Doesn't matter. If they did, they would have been used to fight for freedom. Fuck off rabbi.

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[–] GIF-lLL-S0NG [S] 5 points -3 points (+2|-5) ago  (edited ago)

It does not, the decision notes that the miltiary does not use this type of rifle. The newest military issue "m-16s/m4s" come 3x burst or full auto. There is no semi-auto mode. The mechanism is completely different to prevent conversions.

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[–] 8161949? 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Irrelevant

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[–] zo34 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

They did. A musket is an assault rifle. It was literally used to assault the enemy at range and in person.

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[–] Thisismyvoatusername 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Of course they did. They looked different than today's but they were the height of military equipment for the time and private individuals in the colonies had access to the same weaponry as the British regulars.