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  •  Bull. Shit! You can bump fire an AR-15 and make it (1+ / 0-)
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    operate like a fully automatic weapon, without any modification (see below)...and if the goal is to educate people about guns, the last thing we need is to be lectured by nitpicking know-it-alls--who apparently don't really know it all--over what is or is not a machine gun (especially when I used the term "machine gun mamma" in a humorous way).

    Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

    by tekno2600 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 02:36:19 PM PST

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    •  and this is an easy technology /product to ban (1+ / 0-)
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      since it's an aftermarket item only possible in a GOP controlled post-ban world. Therefore folks so inclined should write the BATF and their Congresscritters

      Warning - some snark above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ "We're like a strip club with a million bouncers and no strippers." (HBO's Real Time, January 18, 2013)

      by annieli on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 02:56:24 PM PST

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      •  Yes. When gun nuts claim assault rifles are just (1+ / 0-)
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        like any other semiautomatic rifle, they know they are full of shit and they just hope that somehow the public won't notice it. So, they spread misinformation and claim they are "educating" us.

        Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

        by tekno2600 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 02:59:56 PM PST

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    •  back in my younger days, I recall seeing ads (1+ / 0-)
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      for little spring attachments that fit on the trigger and allowed a three-round burst mode.

      I think those were later reclassified as "full-auto" and regulated.

      Of course if your goal is to shoot, maim and kill as many people as possible, semi-auto is the way to go.  One shot per person is usually enough at ten foot range.  

      •  Yep. Finding a recoil spring is not difficult. (0+ / 0-)

        These guns can be easily modified.

        Now, most gun nuts who talk about this stuff do not necessarily plan to use their guns for anything malicious. They just have ridiculous fantasies about how they are defending themselves from the terrible tyranny of the government. However, as I always point out to them, these types of guns are what the military calls "small arms." If the government wanted to come get you, they'd use heavy weaponry: Swat teams with armored vehicles, etc. In an actual combat situation, they'd have even heavier weapons: Air power, helicopters, drones, artillery, etc. In other words, your bullshit little gun wouldn't give you a snowball's chance in hell of standing up against the government...except to make them mad and give them a reason to shoot you.

        Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

        by tekno2600 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 06:02:07 PM PST

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