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(WFTV Orlando)   Burger King robbed by man with an assault rifle. That seems an excessive amount of firepower just to get $89 and a Whopper   (wftv.com) divider line 18
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2013-11-03 12:47:45 PM  
2 votes:
bluraymedia.ign.com
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2013-11-03 12:07:39 PM  
2 votes:
>$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.
2013-11-04 10:34:24 AM  
1 votes:

manimal2878: TuteTibiImperes: What would make that not an assault rifle?

It can't fire auto or burst.


But...but...Clinton told me that if it has a pistol grip AND a magazine then it becomes an assault rifle

/and if it has a bayonet lug it becomes a Super Assault rifle.
//and if it has one of those shoulder things that goes up, it can shoot through schools and fire cop killer bullets.
2013-11-04 10:04:44 AM  
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: What would make that not an assault rifle?


It can't fire auto or burst.
2013-11-04 10:01:33 AM  
1 votes:

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.


The original design was tested with one kind of cartridge powder, when they went in to service a switch was made to an un tested powder that didn't work.  The guns shot dirtier than they ever should have, combined with the damp jungle environment,  And jamming was a huge issue. Which is why mil spec now requires a chromed barrell and chamber.

The issues people's grandpas had the weapon in Vietnam have literally been solved 50 years ago.

New Ar-15s, M4s, etc. have had something like 47 design improvemens just since the 90s.  Whatever issue some old timer had back in his serviceday is irrelavant when talking about Ar-15s pattern rifles today.
2013-11-04 09:50:01 AM  
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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.


Yes, it does per the literal definition. The certain design and feature that is most critical to the definition is that it be select fire.  AKA capable of firing automatic.
2013-11-03 08:09:11 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Isn't really a popular defination, I am going to be as asshole here and say first and foremost pick your term assault weapon or assault rifle. Assault weapons are A-ok, the ban expired you are good in most of the USA. Please check local ordinances, because you might live somewhere weird. As for assault rifles an weapon capable of fully automatice fire manufactured after a certain date in the late 1800s (I don't remember the date and don't feel like looking it up right now) this precludes most non crew served weapons. The law dates back to the 1930s and hasn't really been ammended. Before then you could order a tommy gun or BAR from the sears catalogue (literally true). A newer gun Requires a class 3 firearms license which usually go through anyways getting the ftl and other dealer and collectors licenses. Its not particularly in depth though fairly expensive and to keep it you generally have to show a few firearms transfers if you are registaring as a dealer and not a collector (
2013-11-03 07:40:36 PM  
1 votes:
To be clear and shorten "assault rifle" has a semi official defination "assault weapon" used to in law though it was a bullshiat half assed meaningless set of reglations that just was an attempted gun grab.
2013-11-03 07:37:36 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-11-03 06:45:56 PM  
1 votes:

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.


No. The article says it was an Assault Rifle. Legal assault rifles are worth WAY WAY more than $900. Even one in bad condition is worth at least $5000.

I am curious how they know it is an Assault Rifle though. It doesn't sound like he fired it or left it behind, and they haven't caught him yet. So how do they know? Very strange.
2013-11-03 05:24:28 PM  
1 votes:

viscountalpha: I was sorely disappointed the last time I went both BK and Mcdonalds. Both chains have let their quality fall horribly.


McDonald's fries are now somehow bad. Happened in the last 18 months or so (at least here in SoCal).
2013-11-03 02:23:29 PM  
1 votes:
"Assault rifle" and "assault weapon" are two different terms.
An assault rifle is a military term referring to a rifle that fires in intermediate cartridge and is select-fire.  (i.e. can be fully automatic)
An assault weapon is a political term referring to any firearm that has scary features.
2013-11-03 01:24:18 PM  
1 votes:
farm4.staticflickr.com
2013-11-03 01:14:58 PM  
1 votes:
$5 says that the "assault rifle" in question was actually a airsoft gun
2013-11-03 01:11:38 PM  
1 votes:
wait, so they interviewed someone who has purchased burger king before, but wasn't even there at the time of the robbery? that's some excellent journalism right there.
2013-11-03 01:01:42 PM  
1 votes:
Still no love for the Mini-14 I see.  I really think our nation's psychos should at least give it a chance.  If it doesn't produce sufficient carnage and hysteria then I'll defer to the AR but I think it would get the job done. Just sayin.
2013-11-03 12:46:22 PM  
1 votes:

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?


Cameras are surprisingly ineffective.

Over in the UK they spent BILLIONS install CCTV pretty much *everywhere*.  But it had little to no effect on crime rates or increased rates of finding suspects.  You can go on YouTube and find all sorts of videos of people stealing stuff, and it's generally some generic looking guy in a hoodie.

Even banks, which should have way more security than a Burger King have pretty poor track records.  This is a few years old, but...
http://www.redding.com/news/2009/jul/12/fbi-report-most-bank-robbers -g et-away-with-it/

Only 40% of suspects were caught.  And, while I don't have exact numbers, a lot of people are still getting caught by running their mouths off or buying stuff they couldn't afford and someone reporting them.
2013-11-03 11:54:13 AM  
1 votes:
So you're going to risk armed robbery and you pick BK as your target?  His clothes probably cost more than the register contents.
 
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