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  •  Helpful (1+ / 0-)
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    to whom? Or is this the same sort of distracting detail we are seeing so much of?

    •  There's nothing wrong with a banana magazine. (1+ / 0-)
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      Seriously, it's not much different from a straight one.  Unless people are straight-up dying from the sight of one.

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      Nance, glorificus, WakeUpNeo

      It's reflexive distraction.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 02:06:37 PM PST

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      •  Gas-charged chambering (0+ / 0-)

        is the reason banana magazine and straight magazines look more dangerous.  Even a 5 round magazine which barely shows beneath the block is a giveaway that the gun is a semi-automatic, and can be fired as fast as you can pull the trigger.

        The magazine is only a visual reference for this, but as such, is accurate in the public mind. A gun with an extended magazine is more powerful, prolific and quick than a gun with a bolt action. Simple. True.

        This is the reason most of these are referred to as AK's. Its the method of chambering which is so dangerous and which allows for large magazines so one shooter may "pray and spray."

        Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

        by OregonOak on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 05:47:58 AM PST

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