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I am truly astounded at some people's ignorance let me share a Facebook conversation with you....In response to a hate-filled meme directed at all members of the Muslim faith I wrote the following: Untrue, I know many Muslims who are shocked, sickened and appalled by the actions of terrorist factions in their own religion. That is like saying all Christians are defined by the actions of those who commit terrorist acts in the name of their religion. Blind hatred is a terrible thing, to define a whole people by the acts of a few shows profound ignorance , and it is the very fuel of   terrorist thinking.

tHe could not argue what I wrote so he attempted to attack my views on banning assault, and semi-automatic rifles here is his attempt to shoot down my credibility.

James Robison do you even know that an "assault" rifle is 100% the same as any other rifle except for the way it looks
James Robison
James Robison semi automatic means it shoots 1 bullet 1 at a time
Janice Kimball
Janice Kimball James Robison It defined the rifle type of assault weapon as a semiautomatic firearm with the ability to accept a detachable magazine and two or more of the following: a folding or telescoping stock. a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon. a bayonet mount.
Assault rifle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assault_rifleWikipedia Semi-automatic weapons use gas, blowforward, blowback, or recoil energy to eject the spent cartridge after the round has traveled down the barrel, chambers a new cartridge from its magazine, and resets the action; enabling another round to be fired once the trigger is depressed again.

The self-loading design was a successor to earlier rifles that required manual-cycling of the weapon after each shot, such as the bolt-action rifle or repeating rifles, which required the operator to manual cycle the action before each shot. The ability to automatically load the next round allowed for an increase in the rounds per minute the operator could fire.

These rifles are also known as self-loading rifles ('SLR') or auto-loading rifles and are often mistaken for automatic rifles or machine guns. Self-loading rifles were one of the most revolutionary designs in the history of warfare. To name one example, semi-automatic weapons gave the United States an important edge in World War II, as the M1 Garand was a semi-automatic rifle issued to most soldiers, whereas the Axis powers had only bolt action weapons and limited quantities of semi-automatic rifles. Semi-automatic rifles are versatile designs. They can be efficiently fed by en-bloc clip and internal magazine, detachable magazine or a combination of stripper clip and internal magazine.

Janice Kimball James Robison They use a clip which means that one round is fired per trigger pull you have multiple rounds available. Not sure how long it takes you to pull a trigger, but I can do so fairly quickly. It is not !00% the same as any other rifle just to clarify this misconception you seem to have I will include a legitimate definition of a rifle...Traditional hunting rifles fire one round, and then must be manually reloaded.Terminology[edit]
Formerly, rifles only fired a single projectile with each squeeze of the trigger. Modern rifles are capable of firing more than one round per trigger squeeze; some fire in a fully automatic mode and others are limited to fixed bursts of two, three, or more rounds per squeeze. Thus, modern automatic rifles overlap to some extent in design and function with machine guns. In fact, many light machine guns (such as the Russian RPK) are adaptations of existing automatic rifle designs. A military's light machine guns are typically chambered for the same caliber ammunition as its service rifles. Generally, the difference between an automatic rifle and a machine gun comes down to weight, cooling system, and ammunition feed system. Rifles, with their relatively lighter components (which overheat quickly) and smaller capacity magazines, are incapable of sustained automatic fire in the way that machine guns are; they trade this capability in favor of increased mobility. Modern military rifles are fed by magazines, while machine guns are generally belt-fed. Many machine guns allow the operator to quickly exchange barrels in order to prevent overheating, whereas rifles generally do not. Most machine guns fire from an open bolt in order to reduce the danger of "cook-off", while almost all rifles fire from a closed bolt for superior accuracy. Machine guns are often crewed by more than one soldier; the rifle is an individual weapon.

The term "rifle" is sometimes used to describe larger crew-served rifled weapons firing explosive shells, for example, recoilless rifles.
Janice Kimball
Janice Kimball James Robison so if you think the only difference between a traditional hunting rifle, and a semi- automatic, or a fully automatic assault rifle is their appearance then you have perhaps never had the opportunity to see, handle, and fire one, because having done so I can assure you that they are quite different indeed.
All I can say to his poorly planned attempt to make me look ignorant is this paraphrased quote from military special forces....."Mess with the best, die like the rest." , lol.  I may not have been in the military, but I do know my guns.  To ensure that he understood that I got it too, I drew my definitions from Wiki, lol....he has not responded to my responses to his attack on my credibility....and you know, I will bet he doesn't, lol/



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