8 Ball In The Wind

Thursday, January 24, 2013

What you see here is a photo of me and my M1-Carbine.  It is a semi-automatic rifle in caliber of .30 Carbine.  It has a 15 round magazine, a rifle sling, and a mount for a small penlight flashlight. 

What it ISN'T, is an "Assault Rifle".

That is a military term that refers to a rifle like the M-4.  With selective fire between semi-automatic and fully automatic.  

My M1 Carbine may LOOK like a military weapon, but it is only a semi-automatic version built for civilian use.  It also isn't an "Assault Weapon".  That term was only coined by politicians trying to force through a gun ban back in the late 1980's. Afraid of weapons that LOOKED like military firearms.  Twenty plus years later they still cling to the confusing term because it helps promote their agenda.  As a large portion of society only has the imag they see from television and movies and HOW IT LOOKS to judge by.  

I am hopeful, but just barely, that we haven't falling so far that we will outlaw something (or someone?) simply because of how they look.

Catch ya on the road sometime...

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