Better weapon = more people die.
the real meaning is a rifle that is full auto, or select fire to shoot full auto. Or for politicians It's any object that looks scary.
No, except for maybe capacity abilities.
I hate when people call them "assault rifles". At work my friend and I were having a conversation during lunch, and he called them "assault rifles", and I yelled at him for the rest of our lunch time.
They both have the same magazines, what's the difference?
They are different in aesthetics only. Functionally they are virtually no different that any other semi-auto rifle. People who are against "assault style" rifles are typically only against them because they tend to know very little about firearms in general. They seem to care mostly about how it looks and magazine size, not knowing that you could have a 100 round magazine for a handgun if you wanted. As for the desire to own one, what does it matter? No one has to validate why they want a smartphone or a videogame or a specific type of care or whatever. Why do you have a desire for free speech, religion, fair trial, unlawful search and seizure protection or any of the other rights we enjoy in America? It doesn't matter why you want them, you have a right to them. No one has to explain to you why they want a right. The 2nd amendment is the MOST important right we have, because it's the only amendment that gives us the power to make sure that we get to keep the other ones.