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Response to ellisonz (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 04:09 PM

5. It's not impossible to learn enough about the details of guns..

They really aren't all that complicated and the nomenclature is not particularly esoteric.

It really is good to know at least the basics of what you are talking about when you discuss an issue.

DU is by and large populated with smart people and yet we hear the same errors repeated time after time.

The biggest mistake is using "automatic" when "semi-automatic" is the correct term, there really is a major difference and it's a huge n00b mistake to confuse the two. Automatic means the gun continues to fire repeatedly while the trigger is pulled until it either jams or runs out of ammunition, a machine gun if you will. Semi-automatic on the other hand means one shot per trigger pull.

FWIW I'm a neutral on guns, starting to lean anti though..

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