TZP Column: Illinois Assault Weapon Ban

Puzzling definitions in the new IL ban: “assault rifles” and “assault weapons” that are rifles; both semiauto.

I had occasion to look over the definitions section of Illinois’ new assault weapon ban bill, and I noticed some odd stuff.

First, Illinois achieved a first-in-the-world prize: semiautomatic “assault rifles.”
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