I believe there is no such monster!Doug Wilson said:GRD - What do you think of the terms "assault weapon", and "assault rifle". ??
I am not cruising for a fight - I'm really interested.
An "assault rifle" is a rifle that is chambered for a intermediate powered cartridge and is capable of auto or burst fire in addition to semiauto fire.whompuss said:Assault weapon/rifle. Any rifle configured for military or law enforcement use, note the M1 is still in use by some Army units. Damn fine rifle.
Don't tell the snipers in my unit they aren't using "sniper rifles." What else would you call their M24s? It's not a "non word." It's right there in my unit's property book: "M107 Sniper Rifle." No reason to be politically correct about it. Sniper rifles exist. So what? Some people are in the business of shooting other people. That's just how it is.Sniper rifle: Non word. A sniper is a person trained to shoot accurately and take out targets designated by law enforcement or military personnel. The rifle used is immaterial.
It's high compared to a neutered Clinton magazine, which is when everyone started calling them hi-caps. It just kinda stuck.High capicity: Relative term, high- as compared to what.
As if they will magically stop being antigun if we stop using certain phrases? If we pretend our weapons aren't weapons? They are going to continue to make up stuff, and some Americans will continue to believe it. How we talk to each other will have exactly zero effect on that.We gun owners continue to shoot ourselves in the foot by playing to the anti gun crowd....I NEVER use the terms assault, hi cap, I call my rifles/handguns by their proper name.
The term Sniper came from an act of being able to shoot a bird called a Snipe...Dude apparently if you can hit one of these things Ur The ManMike Barham said:Sniper rifle: Non word. A sniper is a person trained to shoot accurately and take out targets designated by law enforcement or military personnel. The rifle used is immaterial.
sig232 said:I also think that the term assault rifle applies to a rifle that has the option of firing automatically and has no sporting or hunting use.
Following the end of WWII many military surplus rifles were cut down and sporterized to be used as hunting arms. Most were bolt action and the conversions were made because they were a cheap alternative to buying a new hunting rifle. Following the big war folks did not have a lot of extra money to spend on new weapons of any type.
The big 30-06 browning BAR would fit that assault rifle definition today. Grease gun, tommy gun, M-2 and a lot of other military hardware that is too heavy or inaccurate to be classified as a sporting arm.
That said, ten different people might give ten different answers about what a true assault rifle is.
I guarentee you if a gangbanger shot one of those SMG's or a semi-auto version, the news media would call it an "Assult Rifle".Zulu7 said:The M3 Greasegun and the Thompson were SMGs (sub-machine guns) because they fired pistol rounds in full auto, therefore they do not and did not classify as assault anythings.sig232 said:I also think that the term assault rifle applies to a rifle that has the option of firing automatically and has no sporting or hunting use.