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Old 07-24-2012, 09:26 PM
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Man, talk about lucky!

BATMAN MASSACRE SURVIVOR SHOT IN HEAD IS SAVED BY BRAIN DEFECT

http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/w...-brain-defect/
Wow, that's crazy. I'm not really much for God or fate or really anything all that supernatural but every once in awhile you read something like that that makes you stop and think.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:28 PM
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Yeah. Looks aside, there's nothing interesting about it and even there it's not all that interesting. The front sight post it just that, a front sight. The hand guard around the barrel isn't anything special. Just there to keep you from burning your hands on the barrel just like any other rifle. The butt stock is just a butt stock. The carrying handle with the rear sight is just another way to carry it around. There's really nothing terribly special about it that makes it military. There is only one component of the AR-15 (that I'm aware of) that separates it from the military M-16 and that's the lower receiver, the rest is just gravy. And even among the military derivatives of the AR-15 like the M-16A1 and M-16A2 it's that lower receiver that is the difference.
The media likes to create boogymen, it's how they ensure ratings. "Assualt weapons" is one of their favorites. It gets people fired up. Even when the term usually is either misused, or not applicable.

That's not to take away from the real story here about what happened, which is horrific. But the media loves to squeeze every drop they can from these tragedies.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:42 AM
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No need for quotation marks, the AR 15 is an assault rifle. Is the media supposed to lie?
No it's not. It doesn't even fit the definition of an assault rifle as it has no selective fire capability.
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Man, talk about lucky!

BATMAN MASSACRE SURVIVOR SHOT IN HEAD IS SAVED BY BRAIN DEFECT

http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/w...-brain-defect/
It's nice to read that Miss Anderson will likely make a full recovery but why did God want her to be shot in the first place?

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Old 07-25-2012, 10:13 AM
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So you are telling me that the Guardian, this weapons trader and last but not least the local police chief are wrong?
Yep.

The Guardian is news media....and they the news media, especially those with an anti-gun agenda, always mis-classifies everything. 'nuff said.

The weapons trader? Where the hell did this guy learn how to classify weapons? He's probably the same type of dill hole who'd call an M-16 a "machine gun". An AR-15 is a rifle. An M-16 is an assault rifle. An M-60 is a machine gun.

The police chief? Clearly was serving the news media agenda by pandering to the "media's" definition of "assault rifle". He certainly wasn't educated to the designation of such weapons. He wanted to use terms that would evoke fear into anyone reading his words.


If all weapons capable of semi-automatic fire were classified as "assault weapons", then that would mean that simple .22 caliber plinking rifles, or even target shooting rifles capable of the same thing would have to be classified as "assault rifles", and that any pistol capable of discharging a round as fast as the user can pull the trigger would have to be labled as "assault pistols".

No. The media just likes to mis-classify things, and sensationalize everything to get their desired responses from the unassuming general public, whether for readership or for ratings.
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So you are telling me that the Guardian, this weapons trader and last but not least the local police chief are wrong?
Yes, they would be wrong
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:06 PM
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Without meaning to sound like there's a gangup on you, Horatio, but respectfully, just because someone might be in a position of authority, or a journalist, or even a weapons trader does not necessarily make them right in their classification of things.

Hell, I'm a musician, and I still mis-classify certain genres of music.
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Yep.

The Guardian is news media....and they the news media, especially those with an anti-gun agenda, always mis-classifies everything. 'nuff said.

The weapons trader? Where the hell did this guy learn how to classify weapons? He's probably the same type of dill hole who'd call an M-16 a "machine gun". An AR-15 is a rifle. An M-16 is an assault rifle. An M-60 is a machine gun.

The police chief? Clearly was serving the news media agenda by pandering to the "media's" definition of "assault rifle". He certainly wasn't educated to the designation of such weapons. He wanted to use terms that would evoke fear into anyone reading his words.


If all weapons capable of semi-automatic fire were classified as "assault weapons", then that would mean that simple .22 caliber plinking rifles, or even target shooting rifles capable of the same thing would have to be classified as "assault rifles", and that any pistol capable of discharging a round as fast as the user can pull the trigger would have to be labled as "assault pistols".

No. The media just likes to mis-classify things, and sensationalize everything to get their desired responses from the unassuming general public, whether for readership or for ratings.
OK, so the question is whether assault rifle stands for automatic or semi-automatic weapons.
This would be simpler with particle beam weapons. Only one type and only two settings, stun or kill.
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