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Old 07-31-2012, 06:41 PM   #11
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I think that it is my turn to be a smart a$$ here,

My Mosin-Nagants and SKS uses clips to load them. Thought I never have, but the guide for them is there.

My SVD Sniper Rifle uses magazines. Now those I have used frequently.

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Just what I was afraid of. The clip/magazine BULLSH#T is starting again.

GIVE IT A REST!


Nobody but a real far out fanatic really gives a damn whether you call it a clip or a magazine.
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IMHO, the important thing is to use a term that 99 percent of the populace understands, and not try to display "your superior knowledge" by insisting on technicalities.

We all know what you mean if you say that your gun is is equipped with a scope.But the military would insist that's it's not a "gun" if it doesn't have wheels on it, and the optical sighting device is a "telescopic sight" not a scope. Who cares?

We all know the difference between a clip and a magazine. but MOST shooters who are not military veterans use the terms interchangeably.

What difference does it make????

The purpose of both written and spoken communication is to convey information.

If that goal is met, you've successfully conveyed the information, which was the goal in the first place.
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So, if we all agree to call a that idiot that shot up the movie theater in Aurora, CO "pig****er", that would be OK, so long as we all know who we are talking about?
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So, if we all agree to call a that idiot that shot up the movie theater in Aurora, CO "pig****er", that would be OK, so long as we all know who we are talking about?
Why not?
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Some bogus terminology developed by the gun control crowd has continued to cause problems. Even Bill O'Reilly just threw out a brand new term last week "heavy weapons" which nobody knows what the definition of that is.

What's the difference between an AR-15 and a Mini-14? One is an "assault rifle" because it has a pistol grip? Otherwise they do the exact same thing.
"Assault Rifle" is a bogus terminology.

Similarly, another term that popped up around the same timeframe is "African-American". A person from Egypt that comes to American isn't an African-American even though they come from Africa, but they aren't black. A black person that comes from Europe to America is an African-American even though they didn't come from Africa. "African-American" is another bogus terminology (coined by Jesse Jackson) that doesn't make any sense but has become in common use like "assault rifle".

There are people who like to redefine things and it's messing up society. Bill Clinton called taxes "contributions". The Obamacare Act called individual mandate not a tax, but the supreme court says it is a tax and there is still much division on what the correct terminology is.

The call is to not accept bogus terminology. We've got to keep the vocabulary clear. We are part of the problem if we allow or acquiesce to attempts to confuse by redefinition. Much trouble is caused by allowing false and bogus terminology to take root.

I challenge you to not use the bogus term "assault rifle" anymore. Do not accept confusing terminolgy from anybody. It's a black person, it's a tax, it's a semi-automatic rifle. Be precise. Be correct, not "politically correct".

Thank you.
You get my support mathor !!

I've long demanded everyone use "military pattern rifle" rather than "assault weapon". The latter term is the fictitous creation of Josh Sugarmann who encourages the use of this deliberate mis-characterization of a rifle using a common means of self loading as being "more emotional" . >MW
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Standard capacity is genius. I love it!

Since AR-15's are the most popular rifle sold in America and 30rd magazines are the most common capacity sold.

This AR-15 should be referred to as a common American Civilian Defense Rifle with standard capacity magazine...

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I prefer Semi Auto Sporting Rifle w/ Standard Magazine Capacity.

Some question the need for defensive guns but few question sporting implements.

I also live it when a liberal gasps..."You're pro GUN!"

I always reply..."Well, I'm pro freedom, how about you?"

Liberal..."So...do you own asault weapons?"

Me..."Well, I do keep an assortment of sporting arms"

Liberal..."An assortment? So, how many guns do you own?"

Me..."Enough to participate in the disciplines I enjoy and ensure the safety of my family".

It's usually never gets this far before the LIBTARD melts down and makes a comets ass of themselves while I maintain composure as a comets gentlemen.

Off course changing the libtard's mind is impossible so I only engage if there are impressionable fence sitters observing.

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i prefer semi auto sporting rifle w/ standard magazine capacity.

Some question the need for defensive guns but few question sporting implements.

I also live it when a liberal gasps..."you're pro gun!"

i always reply..."well, i'm pro freedom, how about you?"

liberal..."so...do you own asault weapons?"

me..."well, i do keep an assortment of sporting arms"

liberal..."an assortment? So, how many guns do you own?"

me..."enough to participate in the disciplines i enjoy and ensure the safety of my family".

It's usually never gets this far before the libtard melts down and makes a comets ass of themselves while i maintain composure as a comets gentlemen.

of course changing the libtard's mind is impossible so i only engage if there are impressionable fence sitters observing.

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Political correctness is the belief that you can pick up a terd from the clean end...
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Why not?
Sounds good; so let it be written: That idiot that shot those people in that Aurora, CO theater shall be known as "pig****er".
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Sounds good; so let it be written: That idiot that shot those people in that Aurora, CO theater shall be known as "pig****er".
Pig ****er....Love it!

I have a poker buddy who shouts ^^THIS^^ everytime I drop a straight on his 2 pairs...

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