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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:24 PM

Semi auto, it wasn't an automatic weapon!!!! [View all]

Expect to hear that from our gun fans.

It is true. A semi auto will fire a round every time you pull the trigger

A full auto will keep firing as long as you pull the trigger until you run out of ammo

The former is called accurate fire, because you have far more control over your gun

The latter is called suppressive fire. Keeping control with the recoil is all but easy. And it s otherwise known as spray and pray.

The argument we hear from gun fans is that these are not assault weapons.

Well, the Sturmweber '44 (assault rife) is the grand daddy to the Bushmaster and other riffles derived from the M-16, and the dad to the AK-47. The Germans classified them as assault riffles. They had two modes of fire, semi automatic, like the M-1 Garand, and the revolutionary automatic mode, making it essentially a small machine gun. Soldiers were instructed, like they are today, to keep to semi auto, unless they are in an emergency. This s at the hear of fire discipline.

So now I will get some tell me, you are afraid of how the gun looks! Pure canard, and sorry, but you really do not need anything like this (the Bushmaster is very popular with hunters) to go after deer. If you do, single shot and short magazines should do the job.

So you want to keep your bushmaster, and the rest of the AR -15 family, sure...have them all be single shot. The same goes for the rest of them.

For the record, the Bushmaster is not more scary than the M-1. In fact, the M-1 will have a longer range and penetration power...in a shoot out...well let's put it this way, unfortunately learn how to take cover, because sadly this is not over.

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