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    Re: President Obama takes the stage at VFW convention in Phoenix

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Just out of curiosity, why would that be wrong (I know very little about gun classification)?
    All assault rifles are fully automatic.
    All "assault weapons' ares semi-automatic.
    The terms are not interchangeable.

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    Re: President Obama takes the stage at VFW convention in Phoenix

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Difference is, you arent charged with getting the facts right when reporting the news.
    Of course, it was a poor showing by the reporter. I'm just saying, never suspect malice where incompetence fits just as well. Rather than assume that he was trying to push terms that don't apply (as the OP did) I'd assume he just didn't know any better. Halo would call that gun an assault rifle, and that could very well be the closest the reporter has ever been to a real gun

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    Re: President Obama takes the stage at VFW convention in Phoenix

    Considering that the ar-15 was developed into the m16 and m4, calling it a semi-automatic assault rifle isn't really that inaccurate. Sure, its not the most precise definition, but its a minor technicality.

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    Re: President Obama takes the stage at VFW convention in Phoenix

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Considering that the ar-15 was developed into the m16 and m4, calling it a semi-automatic assault rifle isn't really that inaccurate. Sure, its not the most precise definition, but its a minor technicality.
    Yes, it -is- that inaccurate.

    Words mean things. If you cannot take the time to learn and uinderstand the basic definitions of the basic items found within an issue, you cannot possibly have a reasoned position regarding same.

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    Re: President Obama takes the stage at VFW convention in Phoenix

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Considering that the ar-15 was developed into the m16 and m4, calling it a semi-automatic assault rifle isn't really that inaccurate. Sure, its not the most precise definition, but its a minor technicality.
    nice, I got my **** wrong.


    Still doesn't qualify as an assault rifle by definition.
    Last edited by stevenb; 08-17-09 at 03:51 PM.
    George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to win the war with Britain... He shot them.

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    Re: President Obama takes the stage at VFW convention in Phoenix

    Words mean things. If you cannot take the time to learn and uinderstand the basic definitions of the basic items found within an issue, you cannot possibly have a reasoned position regarding same.
    Considering how you toss around the word liberal and who you apply it to, I would suggest you don't start nitpicking on extremely precisely definitions for things.

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    Re: President Obama takes the stage at VFW convention in Phoenix

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenb View Post
    ****ing gun grabbing ****s and their idiocy in pushing terms that don't apply. UGH.
    I guess I'll be the first to say walking around in the city at a protest with a rifle is pretty idiotic.

    Yes it's legal, but so is wearing underwear on your head.

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    Re: President Obama takes the stage at VFW convention in Phoenix

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    I guess I'll be the first to say walking around in the city at a protest with a rifle is pretty idiotic.

    Yes it's legal, but so is wearing underwear on your head.
    Give me a reason why it's idiotic that doesn't involve "it scares people."?

    Cause your being afraid of my rights doesn't trump my rights.
    George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to win the war with Britain... He shot them.

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    Re: President Obama takes the stage at VFW convention in Phoenix

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenb View Post
    Cause your being afraid of my rights doesn't trump my rights.
    I agree you have every right to look like a dumbass.

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    Re: President Obama takes the stage at VFW convention in Phoenix

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    I agree you have every right to look like a dumbass.
    Oh, neat, so you're just a dumbass and don't have a point to make.

    gg.
    George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to win the war with Britain... He shot them.

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