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Newspaper correctly IDs firearms

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by LaEscopeta, Oct 11, 2010.

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  1. LaEscopeta

    LaEscopeta Member

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    From The New York Times, of all places:

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    From: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/weekinreview/10cooper.html?_r=1&ref=weekinreview

    The article is not about firearms but mistrust between the governments and militaries of the US, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The graphic above correctly (I believe) shows the main rifles used by each country. It would have been easier to just clip 2 random rifles and most of their readers would not know the difference.

    (Also, before a moderator gets here, any opinions on weather this thread in on or off topic?)
     
  2. ichiban

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    I was surprised to find this in the local paper.

    Normally they would call it an assault rifle and be done with it.
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    But it is still wrong.
     
  4. Dain Bramage

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    I suppose it's easier than saying: "Everything we've been calling an AK-47, your typical AK or AKM clone sold in this country, is actually a semi-automatic version of an AK-47. Now about the SKS, there once was a guy named Simonov..."
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong...

    ...barrel looks a little short to be an M4.
    I could be wrong.
     
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    The color is wrong too. I bet that thing can't even fire :p
     
  8. HGUNHNTR

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    It doesn't surprise me the NYT got it correct, they are a pretty solid paper.
     
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    W.E.G. I LOVE it! First, good laugh I've had all day.
     
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