This is a discussion on Time to rename semi-automatics within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Since the media and government officials can't seem to figure out the difference between semi and fully automatic firearms, I submit the following. Semi-automatic firearms ...
Since the media and government officials can't seem to figure out the difference between semi and fully automatic firearms, I submit the following.
Semi-automatic firearms shall hereafter be known as modern single shot firearms. This is due to the fact that a single shot is fired with each pull of the trigger. All manufacturers and retailers should immediately begin using the new nomenclature. Press releases should tout the responsibility of these businesses to stop selling assault rifles, and switching to the new, safe, public and police friendly firearms.
Never mind that the term 'single shot' actually refers to a whole different class of weapons. This is not important. We will refer to these firearms as 'classic' or 'antique' or 'primitive' or 'early' single shot weapons. Branding is the issue here. More than one PR nightmare has been solved by rebranding.
When the media or a politician talks about automatic weapons, we can say, "No, no, that's not what we have. We have sigle shot firearms. They are talking about weapons that were banned in 1986, 23 years ago!"
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Any words that label anything associated with guns should definitely sound sheep/media/anti friendly from now on.
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BRAVO!! Let's get the word out.
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Sorry, but I don't pander to those who try to limit my rights.
Cute idea though.
What you propose and also eliminate the term "Assault" as it applies to guns.
When we hear or read that term we should question if the speaker / writer knows what assault means and follow up with education...We should not acknowledge the word to be associated with guns..
Words like assault, extreme, tactical, etc. are just fuel for anti-gunners. If anything gun related is described this way you can bet your a** they will try to ban it.
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I like it. Anybody see "Wag the Dog"?
A GREAT IDEA, politically correct gobbleygook to get them at their own game. I love it !!
And while we're at it, let's stop using the term high capacity magazines.
They're not high capacity magazines, they're standard capacity magazines as opposed to the restricted capacity (10 rnd max) magazines required in places like California.
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Standard capacity magazines however are quite another issue, since that is what they are. Magazines made to an industry standard, as opposed to a lower or higher count.
Semi automatic is what these weapons are, they are not single shots, and calling them that can help the antigunners just as much as their current terms. After all, why exactly do you need a magazine for a single shot rifle? If it is a single shot, why do you need a barrel shroud, or a compensator?
These groups want to limit what you can do. The only way to win, is to not play.
You know...it JUST might work.
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