On Oct. 11, 1993, William Nygaard, the publisher of the novel in Norway, was shot three times by an assassin.
In any case, the challenge for the assassin is not the rate of fire.
There was no assassin but despite the overwhelming presence of troops and FBI agents, violent incidents still occurred.
1530s (in Anglo-Latin from mid-13c.), via French and Italian, from Arabic hashishiyyin "hashish-users," plural of hashishiyy, from hashish (q.v.). A fanatical Ismaili Muslim sect of the time of the Crusades, under leadership of the "Old Man of the Mountains" (translates Arabic shaik-al-jibal, name applied to Hasan ibu-al-Sabbah), with a reputation for murdering opposing leaders after intoxicating themselves by eating hashish. The plural suffix -in was mistaken in Europe for part of the word (cf. Bedouin).