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  •  in both your quotes are included (1+ / 0-)
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    andalusi

    magazines or clips.

    Those are ammunition feeding devices.

    Those are the aspects of the weapons that create the high capacity.

    I think it's important to be accurate and careful when we write or talk about weapons or ammunition, because it's really easy to come across as not making sense if we don't.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 03:14:11 PM PST

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    •  Black - will it make you feel better if (1+ / 0-)
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      I put the word mag, clip or feeding device behind "high capacity ammo" in my future diaries?

      That's a simple enough request and if it bothers you that much then I will be happy to oblige you.

      Is that cool with you?  

      •  yes, please. Do you yet understand the need? (0+ / 0-)

        have you, for example, ever personally seen ammunition or a firearm?

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

        by BlackSheep1 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 04:43:13 PM PST

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        •  Black, ok I will, but no (1+ / 0-)
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          I do not feel the need.  

          Like I just told the poster below, in my everyday life, when I go to the range with my brother, who uses a 15rnd mag, we simply use the term "high-cap"

          You see, I don't ever use anything bigger than 10rnd mag and always uses a 15rnd mag.  So we call his "high-cap"

          I guess, since I am not a writer, I tend to write as I speak.  

          Also like I told the other poster.   I do not write Diaries to start fights or to piss people off.  Therefore, if it makes you feel better I am honestly happy to add the word "mag" at the end of high-capacity.

          I hope that means we're cool and no more tension between us.

          •  it works for me (2+ / 0-)
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            but it makes me sad too.
            I believe the English language is a fine, precision tool. I like to see it used so as to maximize its potential.

            But you may come across people who are more hardcore than I am on the issue of whether it's the magazine or the clip or the actual bullet you're calling hi-cap.

            LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

            by BlackSheep1 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:46:05 PM PST

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