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Originally posted by Daedalus
I am trained in such a way (and i'm sure i'm not the only one here), that would allow me to kill several people per minute, with nothing more than a knife.....does that make a knife an assault weapon?
please think before you spew stupid crap..
Originally posted by MDDoxs
reply to post by ANNED
Can you explain the difference between a "Assault Weapon" and a AR type weapon.
What constitutes Assault?
I am a relative laymen when it comes to firearms. Perhaps clearer definition would help the issue.
Second question; Technically cant any firearm be used for military purposes?
Originally posted by Grimpachi
Originally posted by Eshel
My biggest pet peeve has been repeated again.
Do you all know that "full auto" is incorrect when comparing an AR15 to an M16 ?
M16's my friends are not "full auto" anymore, they are 3 round burst.
If you're going to insist that people use correct nomenclature then please get ALL the facts straight.
M-16 A1s are full auto select and can still be purchased from the correct outlets many law enforcement agencies have them.
M-16 A2s are 3 round burst select and are the primary weapon for most US military.
The term assault weapon was coined for rifles that could lay down suppressive fire on the enemy giving cover for team members in squads to either advance or withdraw finding optimal vantage points. The military will always value marksmanship over the person who simply sends a barrage of bullets down range. Three round burst was incorporated sought by the military after Vietnam for 2 major reasons. One was that they found after the third round was fired in almost every instance the shooter would be sufficiently off target. Two soldiers in the field were going through ammo at an accelerated rate meaning soldiers would need to carry more with them on missions and the kill ratio had not increased to justify the excessive fire.
Originally posted by Soloprotocol
Originally posted by projectvxn
And here is more hyperbole.
What makes any small arms a WMD?
.edit on 6-2-2013 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)edit on 6-2-2013 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)
What makes any small arms WMD,?????
When someone decides to stick a clip in it, aims and pulls the trigger into a crowd of people until it's empty then reload and continue....
I dont get the argument that because it doesn't fire "full auto" it's not a dangerous weapon or maybe not as dangerous as a full auto weapon...both weapons are just as deadly as the other in the wrong hands and i dont think you can separate one from the other by a switch that say's A.......