Skip to comments.AR-15 rifle - Can you tell an assault rifle from an assault weapon?
Posted on 05/16/2013 2:02:12 AM PDT by Daffynition
The slideshow identifies this as an AR-15 rifle and declares it to be "the most popular rifle sold in the United States today." Millions, the author says, have been sold to American citizens since 1963. This is the most common example of what are erroneously called "assault weapons."
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When the M1911 arrived...in 1911...it was probably an immediate hit with military and law enforcement...and probably also labeled an assault weapon on day one of production. We’ve come a long way.
I’ve been wanting a Mini 14 for years. Love my 10-22 and Mk 77.
I kinda hmmmm’d at that too, but if you think about it, in the common definition of semi-auto today - one trigger pull, one shot, one might class a revolver with an AR-15. It’s a stretch.
In days past what we call semi-autos were more commonly called self-loading, one shot, reloads and ready for another shot. This differentiates it from say a revolver because for the next shot to ‘load’ the trigger has to be pulled again, first.
I believe the Ruger 10-22 holds that spot, i maybe wrong.
... and now you know!
I’ve been looking all over for a nice semi-automatic bolt-action rifle.
Like I said, it was a stretch, but if you think about it, the pull of a trigger moving the next round into place is the same as pulling the bolt and reloading a round.
That’s why I prefer the term self-loading.
Do you know what a Pederson device is?
Very cool! Just what I was looking for!
Rare as hen’s teeth...I once ran across one in a gunshop, missing the magazine and another critical component. It was basically a 1903 you couldn’t shoot.
Some years ago, I ran across a piece written by Will Rogers, wherein he went off on semi auto handguns and gave some oddly stilted praise for the badmen of yore because they used old-fashioned revolvers. I recall reading it and thinking, "What is this crap all about?"
None of my weapons can be labeled “assault” since I wil not assault anyone, but I really like kick-ass defensive weapons of my choosing.
Since there is no set definition of the term Assault Weapon
[and in fact anything that could be used as a weapon could be used to assault someone.]
AND since there is NO differentiation between said Items and the Arms mentioned in the Bill of Rights it should be readily Clear that term is simply a Scam designed to ban ALL weapons scary looking or not.
Check with your local Press. I am sure they know where you can acquire a few.
How about my Remington 870 pump? It's a 12 gauge AK-47 semi-automatic bolt-action assault revolver with an 8 bullet clip. Very nice. Very sweet!
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