manimal2878: TuteTibiImperes: What would make that not an assault rifle?It can't fire auto or burst.
TuteTibiImperes: What would make that not an assault rifle?
MythDragon: f I remember correctly it also had to do with using lower quality powders and telling the troops the rifles were 'self cleaning'. No one had cleaning kits, so they would eventualy get dirty and fouled with carbon and jam. Plus the orignal M16 had no foward assist, so if the round didn't fully seat, you got screwed.
hardinparamedic: Assault Rifle is a general term for anything descended from the STG-44 rifle which the US and Russia based their AR-10/15 and AK-47/74 platforms from, and which features certain design and engineering functions derived from that.It does NOT have to be a fully automatic rifle, per the literal definition./pedant moment.
TuteTibiImperes: Maxor: TuteTibiImperes: Maxor: Here's something that looks like an assault rifle to me for $800. What would make that not an assault rifle?Does something have to be full auto to be an assault rifle? I'm not a gun expert, but to me 'assault rifle' just means that it has to be a rifle with a pistol grip, a detachable magazine, places to attach accessories like scopes or bayonets, and maybe a collapsable stock.Its one of those nifty points where the generally agreed on military defination of the term is a select fire weapon firing an intermediate round (smaller than a typical rifle round on powder charge cartridge size and weight of bullet, yet larger than a pistol round) that's an assualt rifle.In the 1980s congress passed an 'assault weapons" ban, which banned guns with 2 or more of certain features and other models of guns by name, of which your list above is generally in agreement with. (I really don't feel like grabbing the whole list right now). Thing was the qualities listed while making a gun slightly handier to use didn't really make it any more deadly they just made it slightly more menacing looking for some people which didn't fit with the sound bites about why it was passed.Most people with much knowledge of firearms consider the assualt rifle term to be one with meaning and the assault weapon one to be one with very little in part because if I take a civil war muzzle loader and restock it with a stock with a hole for my thumb under the wording of an assault weapon the single shot black powder rifle would qualify.Gotcha. Yeah, I was going with the popular definition instead of the military one I suppose. Aren't weapons capable of full auto pretty much banned without a fairly arduous permit process anyway? It seems that most things that the media and popular culture accept as assault rifles wouldn't meet the military definition.
TuteTibiImperes: Maxor: Here's something that looks like an assault rifle to me for $800. What would make that not an assault rifle?Does something have to be full auto to be an assault rifle? I'm not a gun expert, but to me 'assault rifle' just means that it has to be a rifle with a pistol grip, a detachable magazine, places to attach accessories like scopes or bayonets, and maybe a collapsable stock.
Fark It: >$900 rifle (assuming it wasn't a .22 or airsoft, which I think is a much stronger likelihood than an actual "assault rifle") and you knock off a BK?He must be one of those idiots who panic bought his AR at triple the market price and is now desperate for rent money.
viscountalpha: I was sorely disappointed the last time I went both BK and Mcdonalds. Both chains have let their quality fall horribly.
Mugato: Really, who robs a Burger King? Did he just watch Pulp Fiction and take Ringo's reasoning about robbing restaurants to heart? I guess it was somewhat smart to rob it at 11:00 pm, they might have had some decent money collected.Does anyone get away with robbing anything anymore, with cameras everywhere covering everything?
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