WASHINGTON (AP) — Even Americans who have never touched a gun are probably familiar with the looks and names of a few — the military M16, the action-movie's Uzi, the historic Colt .45. The terms thrown around in the national debate over gun control can be harder to fathom.
What's a high-capacity magazine? Which guns are "military style"? Why would a person use an assault weapon?
A primer on some key terms in the debate over President Barack Obama's gun-control proposals: