posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 03:54 PM
reply to post by detachedindividual
Okay, I see you have read some of what I had to say, but you do not comprehend fully. I do not own any automatic weapons. Those are the machine gun
that the military uses that can fire continuously until it either fails mechanically (jammed--failed to fire/failed to eject) or runs out of ammo with
a single pull of the trigger. Those are illegal to own, except by special permit and at great expense. Americans can own semi-automatics. A semi-auto
will fire the current round, eject the spent casing, load a fresh round into the firing chamber and be ready to fire on the next pull of the trigger.
One pull, one shot and the gun is ready to fire again unless out of ammo or has jammed. That is the same mechanics whether we are discussing a
semi-automatic rifle or a semi-automatic pistol. A revolver holds rounds in a cylinder (typically 6 but can be as many as 12 depending on the
particular gun) and will rotate the cylinder to place the round in front of the barrel to be fired on each pull of the trigger (provided it is a
double action revolver, a single action revolver requires the hammer to be pulled back each time before the trigger is pulled). The differences
between the two: the semi-auto hold more ammo before needing to be reloaded, has a faster rate of fire. Reload times are slightly faster with a
semi-auto provided you have a full magazine ready. If you do not, the reload time is significantly slower with the semi-auto. Revolvers do not jam. A
failure to fire is corrected by simply pulling the trigger again. With a semi-auto, clearing a jam can become complicated depending on what happened.
As for your hating/fearing me or w/e and not letting your children hang out with me. That's fine. I don't hang out with people I don't know. I
don't let children handle my firearms without prior instruction on the handling of firearms and their parent being present at the firing line who
must also be proficient in handling. Safety is the issue. Alcohol or drugs and firearms do not mix, period. Again, safety issues. As to firearms being
kept at a range...I would have zero or limited control to their access at that point, wouldn't I? Which means they could be used without my knowledge
or consent at that point wouldn't it? As far as renting range owned guns...every firearm is a little different. The sights can be set to the
individual as well as adjustments on the fly if the gun is "firing to the left" for example. Which means the sights need adjusted or your
shooting/aiming mechanics need adjusted.
Why target shooting with guns? For me it is an evolution from archery, spears, throwing axes, slingshots, etc. I also have been known to woodworking,
sewing and dancing as hobbies as well. Oddly enough, I don't watch television as entertainment. I guess I would rather do and actively participate
than to just sit around letting others entertain me. To each their own, I suppose.