A Geek With Guns
points to yet another case of incorrect terminology about guns in the news. This time it doesn't seem to be the journalist's fault, but Mayor Daley's (Chicago, I presume) instead. It seems the Mayor is worried that his police may be out-gunned by people carrying "semi-fully-automatic" weapons.
At first I was sure that a semi-fully-automatic weapon couldn't exist. We all know about semi-automatic (one bullet per trigger pull, very common) and fully-automatic (fires until the trigger is released, very heavily regulated). But semi-fully-automatic firearms don't exist, right?
That's what I thought too, until I actually went looking for some. It turns out that semi-fully-automatic firearms are available after all. Some of them are indeed really scary
. Others are smaller, but still enough to ruin your day
. There are some early examples of the deadly semi-fully-automatic technology
. And some are just plain weird
. I certainly wouldn't want to run into a criminal carrying any of them. Or, err, leading a team of horses hitched to one, either.
Sorry, Geek, I don't know where you can buy any of those examples, but I think the last one may be available at your local nerf dealer, or even a street corner near you if you live in the right area.
This entry was published 2010-09-27 12:51:38.0 by email@example.com
and last updated 2010-09-27 12:51:38.0.