Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Truth about Semi-Automatic Firearms

I had a discussion today that made me realize some things that I think of as basic aren't necessarily common knowledge. This video is a police instructor demonstrating the operation of an automatic assault rifle and semi-automatic rifles, and how a lot of news reports are very inaccurate with regard to the difference.

If you know more about firearms, at about 6 minutes he does a nice demonstration of how ridiculous features bans like California's are. In this case, he starts with a firearm that would be completely legal in California, and by changing accessories, ends with a firearm that has unchanged working parts, but would violate the California features ban. This video is a bit older, so you may not get the Stockton reference (if not, it's not important to the information presented).

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