Ignorant Journalists, Guns and Disinformation
by Paul Huebl
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those journalists who seem to think are experts on firearms. At
least thats what they want their readers and viewers think.
For the most part theyve never fired a gun and if they have
it was not under the supervision of a professional trainer.
write and speak words for a living, so they want to be colorful
and use what they feel are the strongest terms and phrases. Too
often they dont have a clue what they are talking about. Thats
when their ignorance is laid bare.
Here are the
most misused terms:
- High Powered
- Point Blank
for some reason believe cops are experts on firearms. Some of them
are but its rarely the police bosses or their department spokespeople.
Reporters most often quote gibberish from their police sources.
think they know just what these terms mean. Okay here are the answers:
An assault rifle is a long gun or carbine that fires more than a
single round for each pull of the trigger. Often the term Machine
gun is used and that can be wrong too. Then there is the sub-machine
gun. Confused? Each term has a different meaning. It may be time
to do a little enterprising research!
Rifles. Carbines like the M-4, M-16 or AK-47 or the semi-automatic
look-alike cousins are a lot of things but high powered is never
one of them. When you say high-powered you are speaking of heavy
ammunition with a lot of lead and gun powder. .308, 30-06 or larger
rounds can be considered high powered compared to smaller round
fired by the aforementioned carbines or hand gun rounds.
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