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19. I don't want to get lost in terminogy.
Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:05 PM
Dec 2012

Last edited Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:39 PM - Edit history (1)

I'm not expert and the distinction seems like nothing more than an attempt to obscure.

The issue is whether the weapons allows you to take out 5 or 10 people in a short period of time before anybody might have a chance to react. You tell me, can the things you call "semi-automatic" do that? Can they go through 10 rounds before anybody can see what is happening and make a response (retreat or try to overpower the shooter)?

And tell me, is there any sanctioned sport that depends on a firing rate of several rounds per second? I am not an expert, but I think some clay pigeon contests have two shots but part of the sport is re-cocking the second load. I'm sure I am mangling the terminology here. My point is I don't see how mowing down people, deer or clay with (essentially) machine gun performance is very sporting.

too black or white maxsolomon Dec 2012 #1
I am a gun owner and CCW holder obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #2
I'm a gin distiller Recursion Dec 2012 #4
Fixing the typo! obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #10
Yeah, the Jim Crow legacy is one of the things that makes me nervous about gun control in general Recursion Dec 2012 #12
Assault gun? What do you say to conservatives who legislate on things they don't know about? Recursion Dec 2012 #3
Choice 7 with two caveats... slackmaster Dec 2012 #5
I didn't find my exact choice on the list, but you have a good cross section BlueStreak Dec 2012 #6
Only full auto can shoot that quickly obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #11
I don't want to get lost in terminogy. BlueStreak Dec 2012 #19
Here ya go. Ikonoklast Dec 2012 #21
None of the above Floyd_Gondolli Dec 2012 #7
That is more severe than I would go. But I don't see why we limit it to a BlueStreak Dec 2012 #20
It is easier for me to purchase a semi-automatic rifle than it is to get a Haz-Mat endorsement on my Ikonoklast Dec 2012 #23
Other-Here is a link to my post in GC/RKBA Kaleva Dec 2012 #8
A little bit of 3, some of 5 and 1/2 of 7. Glassunion Dec 2012 #9
What slackmaster said in post #5. X_Digger Dec 2012 #13
Why isn't there a step between all guns legal and current law? Kurska Dec 2012 #14
I knew I'd miss some scenario. That's why I put in an "other," option. Skip Intro Dec 2012 #15
Noted n/t Kurska Dec 2012 #17
Safety training, improvement of NIC's and states records reporting... -..__... Dec 2012 #16
I support the individual's right... Llewlladdwr Dec 2012 #18
Either 18 or 21 to own a gun (still undecided on age) Ter Dec 2012 #22
I'd say start here PD Turk Dec 2012 #24
There's an incredible chasm between what I would support and what is realistic. Care Acutely Dec 2012 #25
Start with 3, 4, and 5 to see what happens... sadbear Dec 2012 #26
Bolt action rifles for the hunters and target shooters rustydog Dec 2012 #27
I don't know. nt ZombieHorde Dec 2012 #28
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