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    Facts On So Called Assault Weapons

    A very well written article on the differences between semi and full automatic weapons, as well as debunking some claims about them.

    200811212703 | Get the Facts on So-Called 'Assault Weapons' | / | Editorial

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronwill View Post
    A very well written article on the differences between semi and full automatic weapons, as well as debunking some claims about them.

    200811212703 | Get the Facts on So-Called 'Assault Weapons' | / | Editorial
    AMAZING!

    I am going to show people who say "assault" weapons should be banned!

    Pfftt!
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    I want a machine gun... specifically a Thompson model 1928. I'm sure I'll never find one that's reasonably priced though

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    Very nice article. I wish we could get it out there so more (like everyone) people could read it. Thanks for sharing it.
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    good information for all of "us" to review occasionally, especially after 1/20/09. Hey, whatever happened to "Saturday Night Specials"? Don't they make those anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NRA UR2 View Post
    good information for all of "us" to review occasionally, especially after 1/20/09. Hey, whatever happened to "Saturday Night Specials"? Don't they make those anymore?
    Would't know, PRHI has a specific law against having one here in the state.

    134-15 Restriction of materials for manufacture of pistols or revolvers. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person, including a licensed manufacturer, licensed importer, or licensed dealer, to possess, sell, or deliver any pistol or revolver the frame or receiver of which is a die casting of zinc alloy which has a melting temperature of less than 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

    (b) This section shall not apply to any pistol or revolver duly registered prior to July 1, 1975, pursuant to section 134-3 or to any antique pistol or revolver. [L 1988, c 275, pt of 2]

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    As is obvious facts make no difference to those who want to disarm the citizens of America or any other country. For them the end justifies the means.
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    Good info here. What's especially laughable, is the antis reason for not wanting "assault weapons" to have pistol grips. Apparently, pistol grips allow shooters to spray fire from the hip. Apparently, they would prefer a madman kill people with a shoulder fired rifle instead of spray firing from the hip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tattedupboy View Post
    Good info here. What's especially laughable, is the antis reason for not wanting "assault weapons" to have pistol grips. Apparently, pistol grips allow shooters to spray fire from the hip. Apparently, they would prefer a madman kill people with a shoulder fired rifle instead of spray firing from the hip.
    That's because madmen are inherently imprecise and prefer to shoot like Al Capone from a movie, while laughing maniacally. They also consistently use bayonets, which help out with both the speed and accuracy of shooting.

    I actually have never found "hip shooting" to be all that comfortable, even with assault rifles that are designed for it. If I'm not trying to use the sights, I'd prefer to go with lower/mid chest height, but that's possible with any gun, with or without pistol grips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toreskha View Post
    That's because madmen are inherently imprecise and prefer to shoot like Al Capone from a movie, while laughing maniacally. They also consistently use bayonets, which help out with both the speed and accuracy of shooting.

    I actually have never found "hip shooting" to be all that comfortable, even with assault rifles that are designed for it. If I'm not trying to use the sights, I'd prefer to go with lower/mid chest height, but that's possible with any gun, with or without pistol grips.
    Try telling the antis that.

    Have you also seen why they don't want guns to have folding or collapsible stocks? According to them, folding and collapsible stocks make assault weapons more concealable. I don't know about you, but I would have a hard time concealing any AR-15, with or without a collapsible stock. Same with a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 fitted with one. And let's not forget that being concealable, by itself, has never contributed to a weapon's lethality.

    And as for your comment that madmen are imprecise, do you remember Cho Seung Hui, the guy who killed 32 people in the shootings at Virginia Tech? He didn't appear all that inaccurate to me. Same with the D.C. area snipers, Lee Boyd Malvo and John Muhammad.
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