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Actual Gun Terminolgy vs MEDIA

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ermac, Nov 29, 2005.

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  1. Ermac

    Ermac Member

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    saw some of these listed around

    Automatic Rifle/Machinegun: Semi Automatic
    Semi Automatic: Muzzle loader
    Assault Rifle: SKS
    Assault Weapon: SKS
    AK-47: SKS
    High Powered Rifle: Scoped AR-15
    High Powered Handgun: Bigger Than .38
    Illegally Modified Assault Rifle: Anything that shoots bullets
    Armor Piercing Bullets: rifle bullets against pistol caliber rated armor
    High-Powered Military Rifle: AR-15/M4gery
    Sniper rifle: any rifle, any caliber with a scope on it
    Military Sniper Rifle: "" "" and synthetic stock
    Banned assault weapon: we are not aware the assault weapon ban expired
    Soviet military rifle with no civilian purpose: Nagant
    High power German military rifle with no civilian purpose: K98
    handgun not detectable by x-ray: Glock
    Desert Eagle, Five seveN, S&W 500: anti tank pistols
    :cuss:
     
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  2. mbs357

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    Sounds about right.
    You forgot that:
    Arsena: Any number of guns greater than one (1).
     
  3. Darth Ruger

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    Pro-gun person: Radical/fanatic
    Anti-gun celebrities: Role models
     
  4. Rupestris

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    Ammunition Stockpile - 50 rounds of 9mm, 20 rounds of .30-30, and a partially used up brick of .22LR

    "Thousands of rounds of ammo" - 4 bricks of .22LR

    All shotguns are Sawed-Off to some extent. If not, its a Street Sweeper.

    Long Range - Any distance of more than 50 yards.

    At close range - Any distence less than 50 yards.
     
  5. nfl1990

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    A .22 w/ large mag would qualify for them espeicially if it has a synthetic stock.
     
  6. nfl1990

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    no rifle/pistol/shotgun/carbine technically qualifies for this as weapon implies intent.
     
  7. GregGry

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    Yep, sounds about right :mad:
     
  8. MrDig

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    By definition a person beating someone with a Baseball Bat is using an assault weapon. All weapons used in an attack are used to assault the victim. Some are also used to Batter the victim, Hence the Legal Terms and Distinctions regarding, Assault, Assault with Intent to do Bodily Harm, and Assault and Battery, and Assault with Intent to Kill.... ad nauseum.
    According to the General Media therefore all weapons are assault weapons.
    If you are McGyver a ball point pen and a paper clip can be used to assault someone.
    No body but No Body ever discusses the danger of "Improvised Munitions"
    Like used in Oklahoma but Smiling Bill and the Ms. want to limit the amount of Black Powder I can purchase. And Tell me I have no business owning a decommisioned Military Rifle. The Media simply passes on the misinformation the Hill and Billary wannabes give them.
     
  9. BigG

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    Point blank - less than 3 feet. :uhoh:
     
  10. Standing Wolf

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    Sniper rifle: any long gun with a scope.
    Sniper pistol: any hand gun with a scope.
    Ideal terrorist weapon: any firearm the leftist extremists happen to hate with special viciousness this week.
     
  11. nfl1990

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    That would be all of them, no?
     
  12. Old Dog

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    Let's not forget the one most commonly used phrase by the media regarding firearms:

    "The gun went off."

    Never, "Then, Smith shot Jones." Or "Then, Smith pulled the trigger, discharging a round, which went into Jones."

    We are all so used to the media not understanding the actually names, designations, terminology, etc., regarding guns. But when, oh when, will media figure out that guns don't just go off? ...
     
  13. Creeping Incrementalism

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    The lamestream media really knows nothing about anything except for politics and celebtrity gossip. You just don't realize it except with something you know well, such as guns.
     
  14. jsalcedo

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    Shotgun: Anything with a stock

    Rifle: Anything with a stock

    .30 cal shotgun: Anything with a stock

    Arsenal: 2 BBguns and a starters pistol
     
  15. Berek

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    My favorite was hearing about the "308 guage shotgun" that someone used. Just how small would that be? Would that be like shooting #8 with the pellets lined up in a row???

    Morons.

    Berek
     
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    Better yet....what you will NEVER hear/see from the news media regarding firearms:

    "Recreational" guns
    "Self defense" firearms
    "Home defense" weapons
    "Personal security" guns
    "Civilian-only" weapons
    The "choice" firearm of HUNTERS
    The "choice" firearms of TARGET SHOOTERS
    Firearms that are "NOT AS DEADLY" than others
    "UNSAFE" or "SAFE" firearms

    It's not JUST the media! Many of our elected government officials have caused gun hysteria!

    U.S. Senator Dianne Finestein: (Holding up a semi-auto, legal-to-own, AK-47 during one of her many "photo op" sessions, the Senator CLEARLY informed the audience that it was a SEMI-auto rifle before raising the volume and tone of her voice as she exclaimed, "MACHINEGUNS such as this need to be BANNED!")

    Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno: (During a Congressional sub-committee hearing on "assault weapons", she declared that, "Assault weapons are MORE DEADLY than other types of firearms!"

    Another female "representative" (Sorry, but I don't recall who it was) stated that the .50 BMG could fire "heat-seeking" bullets!

    It's a wonder that no one in the media or government have said that the so-called "assault"-type weapons were NUCLEAR!

    One particular Los Angeles newspaper splashed their front-page headline with "Downtown restaurant sprayed by assault weapon". In reading the article, however, there were a few discrepancies.
    #1: Yes, a shooting HAD occurred at a downtown restaurant, BUT the "spray" consisted of 3 rounds that went through a window. #2: The 3 rounds were recovered from an interior wall, and appeared to be 9mm bullets. #3: NO suspects were seen, and the weapon(s) that were fired were NOT seen. #4: No one was injured, even from the window glass. It was just "handy" to report that an "assault weapon" had been used!

    So much for "investigative reporting"! I'm sure that that flashy headline sold a few more newspapers!
     
  17. Mr_Moore

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    LOL I have thought of that myself after I purchased 4 bricks at a good price (about $8.00 each) I was thinking of all the times I heard "Thousands of rounds of ammo" and thought, now that's ME!
     
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    Did anyone mention -

    Arsenal one long gun and one handgun with a box and a half of ammunition. ;)
     
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    The latest trend I've noticed, as Berek mentions, is to include the caliber of the gun used with no idea of what they're saying.

    One report I saw talked about the .357 Magnum semiautomatic used in a local shooting. Now, granted this is possible, but really, really, unlikely.
     
  20. Henry Bowman

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    Which brings up . . .

    Magnum = (implies) unnecessarily powerful
     
  21. Tequila_Sauer

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    "Another female "representative" (Sorry, but I don't recall who it was) stated that the .50 BMG could fire "heat-seeking" bullets!"

    Really? Does anyone have a direct quote of this? Seems like it'd be great fodder for the NRA. Any report of a Representative claiming .50's also fire those cartoon bullets with the Western accents that Eddie Valiant fires in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
     
  22. Henry Bowman

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    It was Carolyn McCarthy of NY. Search her name in this forum or L&P. There is an audio clip of her saying it.
     
  23. 1911Tuner

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    Misnomers

    One of my favorites was in a news clipping that I read once...many moons ago. I believe it went something like:

    "The victim was shot numerous times by a .380 caliber magnum automatic revolver."

    (Shot by a weapon the likes of which has never been seen at the SHOT show...and it did it all by itself! (Collectors...The bidding starts at one million dollars!):rolleyes:

    I thought...To hell with the details. I'd like to have a look at that gun!

    Runner up was the one about the ".9mm magnum assault pistol." (That's point nine mike-mike) Talk about bein' able to tote a buncha ammo! (But the clips would be a mite tricky to load, methinks)
     
  24. Berek

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    Naw. You load it like a mechanical pencil. I seen 'em I done did. :D

    Berek
     
  25. Creeping Incrementalism

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    Was the Desert Eagle or any Wildey's ever made in that caliber?
     
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