Probably been raised before... using correct terminology.

Probably been raised before... using correct terminology.

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    Probably been raised before... using correct terminology.

    I am a technically correct person, and I get frustrated with the use of some terminology. I am not talking about magazines versus clips, although there is a difference. I have gotten to the point where I will hold my tongue on the use of this term (except when CNN, CBS, etc uses both terms in the same news article or story when they are talking about the same thing).

    It is the "High Capacity" term that drives me nuts - are magazines that hold the number of rounds that the gun is designed for "High Capacity" or is it "Standard Capacity"?

    Is high capacity REALLY any magazine that holds more than 10 rounds? Or is "High Capacity" an after-market or an accessory device that allow the gun to hold more than the typical magazine that a particular gun is designed to hold?

    Edited: Fixed an error the grammar police pointed out.
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    High capacity, like assault weapon, is defined in whatever manner the banners arbitrarily decide upon.
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    I think the "No Capacity" would be 0, "Low Capacity" would be 1, and "High Capacity" is anything more than 1. Thus - all of my revolvers have "High Capacity" cylinders.

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    I've never thought about it that way.What is high capacity?.Why is it over 10 rds?When i bought my glock19,about 6 yrs ago,it came with 2-15 rd mags,as most know,that has one.I bought 2 more,and glad i did now.

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    The media would have no problem describing a 'horrible' crime being committed with an 'assault/high capacity' Ruger SP101.
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    So, you are a "technically correct person" huh? Then you shouldn't, in your third paragraph, use the singular "an aftermarket accessory..." accompanied with the plural "devices". If you're gonna' tell us what you are, I suggest you actually...be what you tell us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    So, you are a "technically correct person" huh? Then you shouldn't, in your third paragraph, use the singular "an aftermarket accessory..." accompanied with the plural "devices". If you're gonna' tell us what you are, I suggest you actually...be what you tell us.
    Like I have said before, I am not a great writer, it is a weakness that I am aware of and constantly trying to improve on. However, the grammar police here can beyond ridiculous. MY GOD. If I can overlook some people's use of magazine versus clips, others can overlook other weaknesses. Yes, my personality drives me to be a technically correct person, and when I am incorrect, it drives me crazy. Now that you pointed that out, it is totally driving me nuts. THANKS A LOT. Now I have to back and fix it, and will probably have to fix something in here as well.

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    However, the grammar police here are beyond ridiculous.
    I was just pointing out that if you're gonna' spout about your rigid "technical correctness", it might be, uh...prudent to reinforce that self-professed credibility with correct grammar. As you your "previously mentioned" learning disability, I surely wasn't intending to tweak you. But, with all due respect, I'm not likely to dig through 748 previous posts to discover it. As for me being "beyond ridiculous"? You could have easily made your point without first telling us what a technical stickler you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    I was just pointing out that if you're gonna' spout about your rigid "technical correctness", it might be, uh...prudent to reinforce that self-professed credibility with correct grammar. As you your "previously mentioned" learning disability, I surely wasn't intending to tweak you. But, with all due respect, I'm not likely to dig through 748 previous posts to discover it. As for me being "beyond ridiculous"? You could have easily made your point without first telling us what a technical stickler you are.
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    Gee, remind me not to ever point out any irony in your "I am a technically correct person" threads. First you call me names; "grammar police" & "master". You've dismissed my noticing it; "blah blah". And you've prayed about it; "MY GOD". Seems you are less concerned about actually being technically correct than you are about convincing us how true it is. And then testy at ME when you're not? Re-read my posts, I never...insulted you. Please accept my apology for any affront.
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    Get it back on topic, gents.
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    The so-called media are notorious for exaggerating any thing to do with firearms; a scoped hunting rifle in their minds suddenly becomes a lethal high-powered sniper rifle. Three boxes of ammunition morphs into a cache of ammunition capable of killing hundreds and more than two firearms are an arsenal capable of equipping a third world country. And assault rifles are anything capable of causing them to lose bowel and bladder control at the mere sight of them.
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    The term "high capacity" is being used to brainwash the public into thinking having them on weapons is more dangerous. The so called 10 round limit the anti gun crowd purposes means nothing but again it helps in the brainwashing of the public into believing something was accomplished. The anti gun agenda has been and always will be to slowly erode the 2nd amendment rights and to someday ban all firearms from the general population. They realize they can not go for the gold since it would never work.

    Sadly "their" brainwashing" tactics are working on Americans that don't understand/or care less. Plus "they" get free media from the anti gun media outlets which are many.
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    Right on, Phreddy! I read 1984 and Brave New World as required reading in 12th grade Brit Lit class way back in 1994 (now you now how old I am ). I remember being "awakened" that year. The leaders and media are NOT stupid. They have carefully crafted their language to appeal to the "useful idiots."

    CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, and yes, even FOX news fill the heads of the uneducated with "scary" sounding words about "scary" looking "death machines." It is by no accident that these terms are chosen. (Okay, back to my tin foil lined cave )
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