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(WTOP)   So just what the heck is an "assault weapon," anyway? A clip? A magazine? Here's your handy-dandy gun glossary so you can sound infromed for the next flamewar   (wtop.com) divider line 25
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2013-01-25 10:04:22 AM
6 votes:
www.noisyroom.net
2013-01-25 09:59:03 AM
3 votes:
i.imgur.com

in before the "crazy"
2013-01-25 09:57:48 AM
3 votes:
The difference is obvious.


kbensema.files.wordpress.com

This is a traditional civilian rifle.


www.thefirearmblog.com

This is a deadly semi-automatic assault weapon with no legitimate civilian purpose.
2013-01-25 07:31:31 PM
2 votes:

CPennypacker: Yes, you keep telling yourself that. You're being "reasonable" and rest of us are just derpers. Whatever makes you feel better.

Some of you aren't, but you definitely are



No. You're a cretin, plain and simple. You're one of the current idiots infesting the US that thinks that their ignorance is just as good as someone else's knowledge, because after all, it's a democracy. You don't know jack squat about magazines, guns, tactics, or how to shoot. You've probably never worn combat boots a day in your life. You're just another mealy mouthed civilian who thinks their innate brilliance trumps the knowledge of people who have worked with guns their whole lives.

You're lazy. You can't be bothered to research the basics of guns. You can't be bothered to go down to a range. You don't know why firearms are configured the way they are. Knowledge is overrated, you need to argue yourself to a win because a keyboard doesn't take effort.

You're sloppy. People who tend to blow off terminology tend not to have coherent ideas.

You're afraid to be wrong. No matter how many people who actually know how to shoot tell you you're an idiot, you're still convinced that you know more about guns than they do.

There - did I miss anything? Oh, and good luck getting all those magazines back. Most of my buddies have theirs from their combat tours, so it will be interesting to see who exactly is going to be knocking on our doors for them.
2013-01-25 10:36:38 AM
2 votes:

FlashHarry: hey, look! clips!


BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG PING!
2013-01-25 09:41:13 AM
2 votes:
For what it's worth, I'VE SEEN THAT DAMNED JOURNALIST'S GUIDE A MILLION TIMES ALREADY. I think we've all got it memorized by now.
2013-01-25 05:27:09 PM
1 votes:

the_han: panty waisted effeminate anti gunners


NOT A FETISH.
2013-01-25 03:00:09 PM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: i'll refrain from calling you an asshole, though. it's a pity you had to stoop to that.


My notes that I keep on your profile say "definitely not an asshole"
2013-01-25 02:56:59 PM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: ...
i just still haven't had anyone give me a valid argument why a civilian needs to be able to fire more than ten rounds at a time. and that goes for handguns, too, not just ARs...


May I have everything in your house that I don't think you need?
2013-01-25 02:11:42 PM
1 votes:

syrynxx: A "high-capacity" magazine is also a misleading, artificial term.  The Glock 17 is issued with a 17-round magazine.  That is not a high-capacity magazine, it is standard-capacity.  The M-16 and AR-15 most commonly use a 30-round magazine.  That is not a high-capacity magazine, it is standard-capacity.


world.guns.ru
100 rounds. Standard.
2013-01-25 12:29:24 PM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: i hate to break it to you, but your SHTF scenario is extremely unlikely. but it is very lucrative for people selling guns, ammo, dried food and other prepper items


Dude, check out my bug-out bag!
2013-01-25 12:22:17 PM
1 votes:

ph0rk: StoPPeRmobile: ph0rk: Many people can't understand why anyone has a need to carry enough hardware to slaughter 150 people or more. The argument that, as currently worded, the 2nd amendment protects their the right to do so doesn't address the first question (why do they need to?)

Why do cops need it? Are cops slaughtering 150 people or more?

Because civilians are doing same, obviously. Should law enforcement be less well-armed than the public? Besides, the guns that cops carry can be easily taken away: simply vote different local politicians into office and have them change the rules.


What came first, the chicken or the egg?
I egged the chicken, and then I ate his leg
2013-01-25 11:32:05 AM
1 votes:

DownTheRabbitHole: FlashHarry: Minus 1 Charisma: Do you know how long it takes to switch magazines in..well..any firearm? Roughly 0 seconds. I dont understand the purpose of this at all.

then why do you need a magazine that holds more than, say 10 rounds?

Because reloading mags at the range is time consuming


"roughly 0 seconds" is time consuming?
2013-01-25 11:05:42 AM
1 votes:

CtrlAltDestroy: Rich Cream: HansoSparxx: I thought that an "Assault Weapon" was just a weapon primarily used to Assault someone with.

How many bullets does it normally take to kill a harmless fuzzy creature anyway?


Please define a defensive weapon that has no offensive capability.

Wobbuffet.


I lol'ed
2013-01-25 11:02:14 AM
1 votes:

Rich Cream: HansoSparxx: I thought that an "Assault Weapon" was just a weapon primarily used to Assault someone with.

How many bullets does it normally take to kill a harmless fuzzy creature anyway?


Please define a defensive weapon that has no offensive capability.


Wobbuffet.
2013-01-25 10:36:39 AM
1 votes:

CPennypacker: Uh, these gunmen are often tackled when reloading. Even if it only takes a second or two, its still a longer pause than the shotest possible time between shots on a semi-automatic, unless you're dealing with someone who is really good and highly trained.


They're almost never tackled while reloading.

The major ones-virginia tech and sandy hook had the shooter reloading multiple times without it apparently making a difference. At VT, he brought 19 magazines and investigators found 15 empty mags strewn about; at Sandy Hook, the shooter left half loaded magazines everywhere.
The Aurora shooter simply switched guns when his jammed.

The only time anyone can say that magazines did anything at all is Tucson. Once.
2013-01-25 10:18:54 AM
1 votes:

syrynxx: A "high-capacity" magazine is also a misleading, artificial term.  The Glock 17 is issued with a 17-round magazine.  That is not a high-capacity magazine, it is standard-capacity.  The M-16 and AR-15 most commonly use a 30-round magazine.  That is not a high-capacity magazine, it is standard-capacity.


Heck I can win this argument without even trying:

I hereby define high capacity as anything more than six. Only a fool would disagree with me. Therefore I have one the argument and you have lost.


www.ebbemunk.dk


"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master - - that's all."
2013-01-25 10:13:51 AM
1 votes:

Citrate1007: Radical gun nuts are attracted to "assault weapons" because they get a power trip liking themselves to Rambo. This god complex is often present in sociopath so there is a reason why they are often used for mass murder. The thing is, if you deny them the shiny Rambo guns it will not stop their god complex. They will just bust a nut over whatever weapon they can find that makes them feel powerful.


Your hypothesis is interesting, and I eagerly await the references to the substantial body of supporting data that you will be able to provide.
2013-01-25 10:11:21 AM
1 votes:
Since when has being informed ever been a prerequisite for participation in a Fark thread?

I'd guess there would be no Fark threads if it was required to be informed before commenting.

For instances I don't know what the difference is between a clip or a magazine. But I'm quite comfortable saying I don't want you to have access to either. I, however, should have access to shoulder fired missiles.
2013-01-25 10:06:51 AM
1 votes:
Infromed is a perfectly cromulent word.
2013-01-25 10:03:32 AM
1 votes:

LarryDan43: Dimensio: The difference is obvious.

This is a traditional civilian rifle.

This is a deadly semi-automatic assault weapon with no legitimate civilian purpose.

What if we have to rise up against an oppressive government like the now conservative heroes, Che Guevara and Fidel Castro?


Well crapping on police cars and shouting I WANT FREE STUFF only gets you pepper sprayed. Man up and grab a rifle next time sissy boy.
2013-01-25 10:02:01 AM
1 votes:
i1127.photobucket.com


/oblig
2013-01-25 10:01:22 AM
1 votes:

Haliburton Cummings: [i.imgur.com image 488x402]

in before the "crazy"


Does it really count as "Before" the crazy, if you, yourself, ARE the crazy?
2013-01-25 10:01:05 AM
1 votes:

Because People in power are Stupid: It's a weapon designed for warfare. I'd much rather have a pistol gripped, high capacity, .223 AR15 in "the field" rather than the "new design" Browning Automatic Rifle.
The .300 winchester is better for taking down a moose anyway.

See:


For wars against people


For wars against Moose.


Begin, the moose wars have.
2013-01-25 09:56:45 AM
1 votes:
Magazine:
www.mancertified.com

Clip:
www.hellopro.fr
 
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