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  •  It's just a little pedantic (3+ / 0-)
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    FogCityJohn, YucatanMan, mamamedusa

    The thing is, even among true enthusiasts, the semi-auto variants are regularly referred to and marketed as "AK-47s." Here's an article from GunsAmerica.com, for example, that refers to them as AK-47s.

    As a firearms enthusiast myself (4 currently in the gun cabinet), the only time I ever hear anyone make the sort of distinction you're making--such as when people refuse to talk to anyone using "clip" and "magazine" interchangeably--is during policy debates where the pro-gun participant wants to disqualify the opinion of the gun control supporter as being too uniformed to be valid. But you go to just about any range in America, and you can call a mag a clip, or a Smith & Wesson M&P15 an AR-15, or an AK variant an AK-47, and nobody is going to bat an eyelash at it.

    "Speaking for myself only" - Armando

    by JR on Sat May 04, 2013 at 09:40:27 PM PDT

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    •  It's just not. (0+ / 0-)

      I never did anythign like put anybody down. Which is what ppl trying to derail an arguemtn do. I just think it's good to know the issue as good as the pro-gun fanatics do. I find the pushback on this here a bit bizarre.

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