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  •  The infographic makes a true but still... (2+ / 0-)
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    Miggles, WakeUpNeo

    ...misleading claim. "45 shots can be fired in 1 min. by an AR-15."

    The reality? The shooter in this video fires 30 rounds in 4.11 seconds. The rate of fire is 451 rounds per minute.

    Some have said in regards to another video showing a rapid rate of AR-15 fire by this same shooter that he obviously had an automatic, not a semi-automatic. That is, they claim, he held down the trigger until the magazine emptied: automatic fire. But the slow-motion segment at the end of this video proves without a doubt that he squeezed the trigger individually for each shot: semi-automatic fire.

    Even if he were to take 10 seconds to reload, which is far longer than how long it actually takes, he could fire 120 rounds in one minute.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 12:48:46 AM PDT

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