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So? FN Now Makes a 28mm Handgun Now ..... yeah right

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dc dalton, Feb 25, 2014.

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  1. HisStigness

    HisStigness Member

    Nov 28, 2013
    By writing and publishing a news article, the author is basically declaring himself/herself an expert on the topic that they are reporting. If you are an expert on the news story, you should know what the heck you're talking about! They had not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 authors that wrote this article, and not one of them could be bothered to consult wikipedia and learn a little bit about the gun in question?

    It also annoys me that the authors chose key words like "savage" to describe the 5.7x28 and evoke some emotion from the readers. The 5.7x28 isn't savage. Flechette rounds are savage; hand grenades are savage. The five seven just shoots a very small and light bullet at a moderately high velocity.
    They also got a "law enforcement source" to say "it's a bad-ass gun." No it isn't. From what I've heard it's actually a really light recoiling, easy to shoot gun. Now if Felton was toting around a Magnum Research Desert Eagle, then the "law enforcement source" would be right to call it a "bad-ass gun."

    *rant mode off*
  2. atomd

    atomd Member

    Jul 7, 2006
    This is annoying....but they do a whole lot worse. For instance, when the navy base shooting happened, the media was showing their CGI videos of the event and the character had an AR. One news outlet actually said he used an "AR15 Shotgun". Gee, the people these reporters vote for want to ban AR15s and all of a sudden every single gun used to kill anyone is magically an AR15. Coincidence? Probably not.

    If I knew nothing about cars but I had to write an article about a deadly high speed police chase, I wouldn't just spout "the suspects car had 10,000,000 horsepower, can go 0-200mph in 2 seconds and had been designed specifically by the manufacturer to outrun the police". I would use google for 30 seconds and get the correct (or at least mostly correct) info.
  3. barnbwt

    barnbwt Member

    Aug 14, 2011
    They are powered by emotion when it comes to guns like any other anti. Why would they bother to do research. They feel compelled to spout what they feel when it comes to issues like these. No other subject addles them like guns do, it's much like various prejudices of old, like antisemitism or hatred of Irish or black --the most ridiculous junk is made up to slander them. Guns, and what they represent to many ('arrogant white men', in case you need another dose of ridiculousness) are this generation's whipping boy since all others have been given protected status.

    Bear it, and work to deny them opportunities to harm us

  4. akodo

    akodo Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Right, because there isn't this thing called the internet that allows research to be quicker and easier than ever before :scrutiny:
  5. Kiln

    Kiln Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Actually they have completely different definitions. It is like saying that the difference between a hammer and a wrench is whether or not you care what people call it.
  6. redbullitt

    redbullitt Member

    Nov 9, 2008
    Morgantown WV
    The length is the scarier number!!! Good thing it wasn't a 10x25 lol
  7. Theohazard

    Theohazard Member

    Feb 24, 2014
    Western PA
    No, there is a distinct technical difference between a magazine and a clip. Just because many people don't know that difference doesn't make it correct.
  8. 45_auto

    45_auto Member

    Jan 3, 2011
    Southern Louisiana
    Just because you believe that there is a difference doesn't make you correct.

    Maybe if you get Miriam-Webster (most commonly used dictionary of the english language) to change their definition of a clip to whatever you believe that it should be, then more people would agree with you.

    The most common definition states that a clip is a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of the weapon.


  9. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Oct 22, 2007
    Central PA
    Ooooh! Can we please have the inane "clip-vs.-magazine" argument again? PLEEEEASE?


    Never has a group grasped at a more flimsy straw in the never-ending quest to leverage pedantic trivialities as a means to appear superior to others.
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