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Sat Jul 21, 2012, 02:38 PM

18. The weapons shown are neither an AK-47 nor an M-1 carbine.

 

The first weapon shown is a Romanian SAR-1. It looks like an AK-47, but can only fire in semi-automatic mode. The second weapon shown is the Ruger Mini-14. It first the same round as the SAR-1 (and AK-47), and does so the same way - semi-automatically, but happens to look like a hunting rifle.

And you see, that is what the problem is.

You've got people such as yourself who have no idea what they are talking about trying to make firearm policy. People who don't realize that all rifles combined, let alone "assault rifles", only kill about 300 people every year - about half as many as are killed by hands and feet.

And based on a terrible, high-profile tragedy and want to ban such weapons like the AR-15 even though they are the most popular center-fire rifle in America, with literally millions of them in circulation, and 99.99% of them are never used in crimes.

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