Skip to comments.Automatic and semi-automatic may be used interchangeably
Posted on 01/17/2013 6:48:15 AM PST by DManA
Unless used to kill our enemies the Eurasians, pop pop pop is ++ungood.
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For leftists, words mean whatever they want them to mean and if they want them to mean something else tomorrow, that’s permissible too.
A few weeks back I caught Geraldo Rivera carefully crafting a false image and transforming an “assault rifle” into a full auto machine gun.
He said something along the lines of “With a handgun you can only shoot a few times and then you need to stop and reload. With these automatic killing machines you spray, slap a new clip in and spray some more.”
I don’t own assault rifles but I do own a couple of MSR’s (Modern Sporting Rifles).
I heard the same thing out that moron’s mouth. I was yelling at my TV LOL!
This is the true disgrace of the media at large.
The thing is that they are destroying their own credibility with each passing day.
They’ll never admit that to themselves because they are too busy pushing an agenda.
My smartphone is a tri-corder, and my car is a shuttle craft.
I used to use an “MSR .22” for squirrel hunting. It held 16 rounds.
Two nights in a row Diane Sawyer had video of a full auto AK47 while talking about assault weapons. Unintentional? Not likely.
Last night she was railing about the ‘high powered’ AR.
She doesn’t know the .223 is at to low end of hunting rounds? Maybe.
I own lot’s of military assault rifles, the oldest one is an 1859 3-band Enfield. The mass carnage it wraught at places like Antietem and Gettysburg was unbelievable.
Interestingly, all of those “assault rifles” were also “defensive weapons”. The Swiss never attacked anyone, so their select-fire rifles are obviously not assault weapons.
Trying to define some weapons as “offensive” and others as “defensive” is stupid, as it is a matter of intent, not design. Even mace and stun guns are used offensively when that is the intent. In fact, a woman is probably more easily zapped and tossed into a trunk, than threatened into doing so with a gun.
You mean they still had some left????? I thought they ran out long ago.
Seriously....when ANY national news talking head comes ON, the TV goes OFF. Liars, every one. I can barely still stomach the local news (mostly for the weather forecast).
In that case, the restrictions of the NFA on ownership of automatic firearms should be lifted.
What’s a clip? /s
Thank you for the link to this most important book.
Seeing as how a semi-auto fires a single round per trigger pull, “semi-auto” and “single shot” can also be used interchangeably.
Victor Klemperer was the cousin of Werner Klemperer who played Colonel Klink on Hogan’s Heroes.
It’s good to know they are interchangeable now...I’ve always wanted an automatic.
"Single shot" refers to loading each cartridge by hand, one at a time.
So, is Obama shooting off EOs from a fully automatic or semi-auto weapon? Rate of fire suggests his weapon is set on fully automatic, with a belt feed, which means it’s been altered way beyond the original bolt action model he is authorized to use.
Indeed, the official government nomenclature for the 1911 and 1911A1 is, "Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911," and "Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911A1."
Originally, the term "automatic" was simply a shorthand annotation for, "automatic loading." While the terms may have been applied loosely and imprecisely, the function between a semi- and fully automatic firearm is clear. The terminology is simply being used to cloud the issue and agitate the ignorant.
Why do we debate ? Are any of us willing to disarm because a poll or an activist judge or a lawyer wins an argument ?
We need to think and act strategically. This is my method.
Well hell. Don't stop there!
"Nuclear / Chemical Weapons of Mass Terrorism" may be used interchangeably with "Handgun", I suppose. Then you can justify this headline:
OBAMA WANTS TO BAN NUCLEAR / CHEMICAL WEAPONS OF MASS TERRORISM, NRA OPPOSES
This falls in line with anti-gun propaganda.
Violence Policy Center Director
“Assault weapons... are a new topic. The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully-automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.”
-Josh Sugarmann, “Assault Weapons: Analysis, New Research and Legislation”, March 1989
“The NRA is right...handgun controls do little to stop criminals from obtaining handguns.”
-Josh Sugarman, former communications director for the Coalition Against Gun Violence
GASP! Nine shots! I think I’m gonna faint!;-D
Although the M16 I carried in Viet Nam was capable of full auto, I don’t ever remember firing, even in a firefight, more than one round at a time. In auto, you can’t control where the rounds go after the first one, so why waste ammo.
Return to base! We're under attack.
We don’t need defense. We need offense on multiple fronts storming the democrat beaches from all directions.
If we let them control the vocabulary, we may as well give up right now.
I for one refuse to do so. I had a conversation with a friend who is a republican last night. She remarked to me that “nobody needs an assault weapon”. I asked her, “what is an assault weapon?”. She described an automatic weapon and was astounded when I explained that such weapons have been so tightly regulated since 1934, that there are very, very few in the hands of the public. I then defined a semi-automatic, and she remarked that her WW2 vet father’s target pistol would come under that definition.
She now gets it. We must not, under any circumstances, allow the leftists to define our vocabulary and the terms to define the freedoms we champion.
I had a similar experience with my mother. She was saying semi automatic weapons should be banned, nobody needs one of those things. I said to her that dad had about 10 of them). She looked at me like I was insane. I said what do you think he hunted with all those years.
>I said to her that dad had about 10 of them). She looked at me like I was insane. I said what do you think he hunted with all those years.<
The leftists bank on this kind of mistake. People do not understand the huge lie the gun grabbers are putting forward.
Colt automatic pistol (1907) was advertised “8 shots in 1 3/5 seconds.”
I can only imagine what an automatic assault rifle could do! Probably like 80 shots a second? No wonder they are so dangerousa literal wall of lead. Oh, the humanity!