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  •  You say you didn't see any full autos there. (1+ / 0-)
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    How about semi automatics?  And how about magazines or clips that hold mega numbers of rounds?

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    by gustynpip on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 09:35:32 AM PST

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    •  I didn't see a single actual select fire weapon (1+ / 0-)
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      I saw a ton of "wannabe" M-16 firearms, including four different makes of .22LR rifles made up to look like assault weapons. Of that lot I think maybe the best-built one is the Smith & Wesson version, but they're all still .22 rimfires.

      Spendy rifles, averaging $500-700 for a .22.  
      I'd far rather have my .22 Remington -- which cost <$110, tax and all, at a regular local gun shop.

      One vendor had brought in a dozen or so of the M-1 Garands that, now, can be had through the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Another had a beautifully restored Springfield 03-A3 (and two that were badly in need of TLC).

      I saw several varieties of "concealed carry" gadgets and one idjit all but assaulted me trying to get me to let him demonstrate his "trick pocket holster" with my cell-phone.

      But I went with a friend who's another vet, and his interest is mostly in handguns. So that's what we mostly spent time looking at.

      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 Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 10:45:04 AM PST

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    •  Come on (1+ / 0-)
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      How about semi automatics?
      Interest in revolvers has waned in this country.  Most handguns sold today are semi automatic.  You see more semi auto shotguns than pumps in gun shops, by far.  And the only single or double barrel shotguns you see are the "spendy" types ($1,500 and up).

      Can't speak for other states but you don't see high capacity clips in California because they're illegal here.  (Although, based on the large number of "military style" semi-auto rifles you see, I can imagine high cap clips would be plentiful in states where they're legal.  After all, why would one pay big bucks for a "military style" rifle and not go for the high cap clip?)

      Note:  The difference between a semi auto hunting rifle and what Diane calls an "assault rifle" is purely cosmetic.  You can find videos on the tube where a hunting rifle is converted to an assault rifle in a matter of a minute or two.  So I think the real questions are:
      1.  Why are so many people so obsessed with "military style" guns given they have no more functionality than ordinary hunting rifles and cost so much more?
      2.  Why can't we ban the things that make a gun look like a military weapon when so many of the nuts who go crazy shooting innocents gravitate to these look-alike weapons?

      So, although I think it has a poorly thought out title,  I support Diane's "Assault Weapon" ban.

      Even Democrats can be asses. Look at Rahm Emanuel.

      by Helpless on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 11:49:27 AM PST

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      •  Well, I'm not going to back a ban on a (0+ / 0-)

        rifle just because it ejects the spent shell and picks up the next bullet as part of its operation.

        That's all a semi-automatic does, one time for each trigger pull.

        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 Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:58:00 AM PST

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