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  •  The correct definition? (3+ / 0-)
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    annecros, Cedwyn, BlackSheep1

    A semi-automatic rifle with a high capacity magazine. There's nothing special about the rifle, except the looks, which are military in appearance, that make it any different from any semiauto rifle any hunter would own. The caliber isn't even anything special.

    It's the high-capacity magazine that's the problem.

    Incidentally, I'm Canadian and in favour of gun regulation, so y'know, just to cut off that knee-jerk reaction.

    There's a reason the terminology is important. Let me put it this way: insisting that the terminology isn't important is like saying that there's no need to make a distinction between, say, penicillin and speed. They're both drugs. Both can kill you. Both work be altering the chemistry within the body by introducing an external element. I suspect that trying to "ban all drugs" would be a tad counterproductive, right? On the other hand, getting people to ban the drug that has no practical value, is much more dangerous, and whose use is by far more dangerous, that's a lot easier to get people to get behind.

    •  I appreciate your supplying the correct (3+ / 0-)
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      Sandino, Miggles, BlackSheep1

      terminology and I am not saying that's not important. I am objecting the parent comment which derided the diarist. Correct us if we're wrong, but don't expect non-experts to correctly identify every technical detail.

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      by jan4insight on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:47:52 PM PST

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