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AR-15 rifle - Can you tell an assault rifle from an assault weapon?
TheExaminer ^

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

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1 posted on 05/16/2013 2:02:12 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

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.


2 posted on 05/16/2013 2:07:15 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Daffynition
The AR-15 rifle, top, is a semi-automatic firearm just as all other common, legal, widely used civilian shotguns, rifles, revolvers and pistols are.

Hmmm.

3 posted on 05/16/2013 2:12:45 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

I’ve been wanting a Mini 14 for years. Love my 10-22 and Mk 77.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 2:24:25 AM PDT by golux
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To: Right Wing Assault

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.


5 posted on 05/16/2013 2:28:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Right Wing Assault

I believe the Ruger 10-22 holds that spot, i maybe wrong.


6 posted on 05/16/2013 2:32:21 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Daffynition

... and now you know!

7 posted on 05/16/2013 2:39:09 AM PDT by Zakeet (If idiots could fly, Washington would be an airport)
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To: Gaffer

I’ve been looking all over for a nice semi-automatic bolt-action rifle.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 2:52:47 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

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.


9 posted on 05/16/2013 2:54:05 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Right Wing Assault

Do you know what a Pederson device is?


10 posted on 05/16/2013 2:54:54 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Very cool! Just what I was looking for!


11 posted on 05/16/2013 2:58:40 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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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.


12 posted on 05/16/2013 3:02:16 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: pepsionice
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.

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?"

Mr. niteowl77

13 posted on 05/16/2013 4:24:26 AM PDT by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: Daffynition

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.


14 posted on 05/16/2013 5:15:51 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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15 posted on 05/16/2013 5:20:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet)
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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.


16 posted on 05/16/2013 5:24:40 AM PDT by Voice of Reason1 (Absolute power corrupts absolutely Lord Acton 1887)
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17 posted on 05/16/2013 5:39:16 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

18 posted on 05/16/2013 5:47:00 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet)
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To: Right Wing Assault
I’ve been looking all over for a nice semi-automatic bolt-action rifle.

Check with your local Press. I am sure they know where you can acquire a few.

19 posted on 05/16/2013 5:50:11 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Right Wing Assault
I’ve been looking all over for a nice semi-automatic bolt-action rifle.

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!

20 posted on 05/16/2013 7:02:56 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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It's a 12 gauge AK-47 semi-automatic bolt-action assault revolver with an 8 bullet clip.

I bet that's the one with the black, fold-able, flash-hiding, pistol grip, long-range, laser-mounted, sniper bayonet!

I've got assault envy!

21 posted on 05/16/2013 6:50:33 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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