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The Phoenix-based host of "Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock" identified the bespectacled man with the AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle as "Chris," saying he's known him for two years as part of a younger generation of Libertarians.
An assault rifle is an automatic weapon with a high capacity magazine and in a caliber with less power than a combat rifle...... If it doesn't have the ability to fire full auto it is not an assault rifle...... I do not understand why a person would own a weapon that looks illegal but only fires a non sporting military round semi automatic and carry it around people who don't know the difference and assume the worse..... Scare everyone so they will be more inclined to want the government to seize all of the firearms.
Originally posted by Snarf
reply to post by Ferris.Bueller.II
looking at an assault rifle, the uneducated observer would not know if it were a fully automatic, or simply a semi-automatic.
Just like an experienced musician could tell if something is out of tune...and the rest of us could not.
There's nothing to see here...moving on.
Originally posted by Paroxysm
At least they didn't take out a billbord or anything....but their competition is all over that market:
now what exactly is illegal about that revolver in that picture?
Originally posted by Bachfin
I don't see the problem, semi-automatic or full-automatic both are still automatic in some manner are they not?
She did't say FULL-automatic now did she?
Nothing wrong with what she said IMHO.
Originally posted by Landru
I will confess this... I thought the AR-15 was semi-automatic.
FTR on wiki the AR-15 is described as semi-automatic - so, to me, when the reporter in question calls it Semi-automatic I don't find it on the level of conspiracy.
So I will say "mistake", and if it is a wrong classification you should change wiki and continue to fight ignorance - but I think it is more general ignorance and not a true conspiracy