Ribeyrolle 1918 automatic carbine
The Ribeyrolle 1918 may be the first weapon fitting the definition of an assault rifle (including select fire and portability) to use a purpose-designed intermediate round. The cartridge was based on the .351 Winchester Self-Loading case necked down to accept an 8 mm Lebel bullet. It was first introduced to the Army Technical Service on July 6, 1918. Its official designation was Carabine Mitrailleuse (English: machine carbine; German: Maschinenkarabiner). It was finally rejected in 1921 because it was not accurate enough at distances beyond 400*meters. Similar weapons were the Danish Weibel M/1932 and Greek EPK light machine guns chambered in experimental rounds considered similar to what would become the 7.92x33mm Kurz within the following decade.
None of the school slaughters happened in gun free states, so the gun free area is mute point, gun control laws have lead to less mass school shootings in country's like the UK.
I'm glad we have made it more difficult for a pycho to gain access to a tommy gun or BAR, although if someday a psychopath gets a hold of a machine gun and kills a hundred people in a mall that doesn't make having gun control laws useless
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