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New Hoplophobe Term Hits The Lefty Lexicon

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Vinnie Boombatz, Apr 9, 2017.

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  1. Tommygunn

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    :rofl:
     
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    Just saw this today about the San Bernadino shooting. Shooter reportedly used a "Large Caliber Revolver". Not sure what it has to do with anything.

     
  3. Vinnie Boombatz

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    lmao, i didn't think of that. hmm maybe they're very knowledgeable and decided in their wording after all:thumbdown:.... NOOOOT :)0
     
  4. Vinnie Boombatz

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    as Bull from 'Night Court' used to say:
    "ehhh.... ok?"
     
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    I read one item, I think about the guy in Wisconsin, having stolen a bunch of guns, including "high caliber rifles."
    Maybe a few double rifles, some in .416 Rigby, or just .45-70?
     
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    .......as an update to this, the "lefty anti-Trump psycho" was arrested without incident @ 6:00 a.m. morning in a small town about 35 miles from my home and about 5 miles from my oldest son's cabin(where he, his family, our youngest son, my wife and I are at celebrating the Easter holiday). He was found at a makeshift campsite on a Farm just 3 miles from the local High School. All those "High Powered" handguns were found nearby. The person responsible for the tip is $20,000 richer today.
     
  7. MarkDido

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    Or any long guns with "the thing that goes up"
     
  8. grampajack

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    Did anyone ever figure out exactly what that old bat was referring to as "the thing that goes up?"
     
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    I believe she was talking about some of the scary things that made a gun an assault rifle, like a barrel shroud. When asked what a barrel shroud was, that's what she said. Obviously a firearms expert!
     
  10. grampajack

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    I could just never figure out how a barrel shroud could be described like that. I always thought maybe she was getting it confused with a bayonet lug for a folding bayonet. Or grenade launcher sight... In any case, she ought to be checked out for alzheimers after making a statement like that.
     
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    Browning HiPower, the most deadly of handguns.:p
     
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    My presumption was that she had confused a shoulder support--like that on an M-14--with whatever she imagines a "barrel shroud" might be.
    Which ought to demonstrate the utter folly of having gun laws based on cosmetic appearances.
     
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    Good thing she isn't any smarter or we would be in a world of hurt by now.:evil:
     
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    Any kind of gun term mistake including the term "sniper"-for any person that can hit a 9" pie plate at 100 yards.

    Mark
     
  15. grampajack

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    Yay, I'm a sniper!:D

    Does this mean I can wear my hat backwards now?:uhoh:
     
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    I am constantly amazed at the idiocy of so many in the news business today. I spent the 1970s as a crime reporter for a daily newspaper and in that era there were specialists in that field who were expected to know a lot about firearms, wound ballistics, etc., if only through daily exposure and close association with the cops. When I described weaponry in a story I simply used the obvious terms like ".38 caliber revolver." I also enjoyed writing the stories about home or business owners who used firearms to protect themselves and others. Saw a good number of dead bad guys and thought well meet a little street justice dude! Of course I was raised around guns, knew them pretty well and continue to own and carry today. But I suspect I would not fit in well in the modern newsroom. There just don't seem to be any professional police reporters around these days, so it is no wonder that no one can seem to get even then little things like a handgun caliber right.
     
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    Journalists these days would probably get PTSD and go on disability if they tried to do that job.:thumbdown:
     
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    Or having gun law written by freaking idiots!
     
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    If the anti-gunners were truly knowledgeable about guns, they would write legislation that would be even more draconian. Their ignorance, and therefore their sloppy legislative drafting, allows workarounds. So when Rep. Carolyn McCarthy laughably talked about "the thing that goes up," that was actually a plus for us.
     
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    Don't forget, it was the late Teddy Kennedy, Massachusetts' Favorite Life Guard, who said a Winchester 94 was an "assault rifle." :(

    L.W.
     
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    All good news memories. Walkalong you are right on the SNSs. The way it was written a Lew Horton S&W .44 magnum was considered a Saturday Night Special.
     
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