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02 Dec 2012 05:20 PM   |   5597 clicks   |   Gainesville Sun
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special20    [TotalFark]  
If you didn't stop when police yelled for you to do so, they'd also like you to come back.

02 Dec 2012 05:28 PM
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Too-Tall     
What is this the Civil War?

02 Dec 2012 05:29 PM
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TommyDeuce     
There was a pretty big gun show on the southeast side of Atlanta this weekend, near the airport. Wonder how many of those got sold there?

02 Dec 2012 05:30 PM
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gaslight    [TotalFark]  
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02 Dec 2012 05:32 PM
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uncleacid     
AK style, do reporters even try.

02 Dec 2012 05:39 PM
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jaytkay     
You walk into a rail yard, with all those thousands of identical freight cars.

Gee, what a lucky criminal to find the one with all the rifles!

02 Dec 2012 05:39 PM
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Current Resident    [TotalFark]  
The weapons include assault rifles that Coes described as "AK-style."

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02 Dec 2012 05:39 PM
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8 inches    [TotalFark]  
How many gun stories are we going to have today?

02 Dec 2012 05:39 PM
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missiv     
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Those rifles are just party favors for a wild bunch.

02 Dec 2012 05:40 PM
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Lochsteppe     
When rifle training is outlawed, only trains will have rifles.

02 Dec 2012 05:40 PM
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Haliburton Cummings     
so lets see..that's one rifle per IQ point for the whole state...right on.

02 Dec 2012 05:42 PM
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cig-mkr     
This will be an interesting few months in Atlanta.

02 Dec 2012 05:42 PM
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Tellingthem    [TotalFark]  
hmmm probably on their way to New York...
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02 Dec 2012 05:43 PM
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Pribar    [TotalFark]  

jaytkay: You walk into a rail yard, with all those thousands of identical freight cars.

Gee, what a lucky criminal to find the one with all the rifles!



Yup some CSX employee did his Christmas shopping early

02 Dec 2012 05:43 PM
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jaytkay     

Lochsteppe: When rifle training is outlawed, only trains will have rifles.


When stealing rifles from trains is outlawed, only outlaws will steal rifles from trains.

02 Dec 2012 05:43 PM
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Zul the Magnificent     

jaytkay: You walk into a rail yard, with all those thousands of identical freight cars.

Gee, what a lucky criminal to find the one with all the rifles!


My first thought too. Inside job.

02 Dec 2012 05:43 PM
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ronnie spleen     
Any unsupervised four-year-olds seen in the vicinity?

02 Dec 2012 05:44 PM
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It's Me Bender     

Haliburton Cummings: so lets see..that's one rifle per IQ point for the whole state...right on.


3/10.

Your post was about one standard deviation worse than the average troll post.

02 Dec 2012 05:45 PM
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Snapper Carr    [TotalFark]  
In related news: if you stole 40 cakes, Superman would like a word with you.

02 Dec 2012 05:48 PM
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meatofmystery     

It's Me Bender: Haliburton Cummings: so lets see..that's one rifle per IQ point for the whole state...right on.

3/10.

Your post was about one standard deviation worse than the average troll post.


and yet, it was right on the money.

02 Dec 2012 05:49 PM
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laid back w/bud light     
Were they real rifles or airsoft rifles?
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02 Dec 2012 05:50 PM
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WeenerGord     
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02 Dec 2012 05:51 PM
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special20    [TotalFark]  
I'll give ya 30 dollars each. Look, it's the best I can do because they'll just sit on my shelves, taking up space. Take it or leave it.
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02 Dec 2012 05:51 PM
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Lochsteppe     

jaytkay: Lochsteppe: When rifle training is outlawed, only trains will have rifles.

When stealing rifles from trains is outlawed, only outlaws will steal rifles from trains.


When training outlaws to steal rifles from trains is outlawed, only WARNING: THIS BRAIN HAS PERFORMED AN ILLEGAL OPERATION AND WILL BE SHUT DOWN.

02 Dec 2012 06:00 PM
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Tsar_Bomba1     
Chance favors the prepared mind...

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02 Dec 2012 06:04 PM
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tallen702     

uncleacid: AK style, do reporters even try.


FTFA: Richard Coes, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The weapons include assault rifles that Coes described as "AK-style."


So, not reporter, also, it's better than the usual reporter saying that they were AK-47 School-Seeking Baby-Killers. AK style is actually a really legit description. I doubt anyone outside of collectors and enthusiasts would have understood what they were if he'd called them by their actual model name. The average reader isn't going to know what a WASR10, M76, SA M7, PSL-54c, Romak III, M70, M90, Type 56, or even the Vz58 is. (No, the Vz58 is not actually an AK platform but looks like it)

So, I think the description is pretty appropriate in this case.

Now, this just pisses me off as it's going to increase the cost to me at one of the various wholesalers I use.....

02 Dec 2012 06:12 PM
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OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  
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02 Dec 2012 06:12 PM
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stevarooni    [TotalFark]  

tallen702: The weapons include assault rifles that Coes described as "AK-style."

So, I think the description is pretty appropriate in this case.

Now, this just pisses me off as it's going to increase the cost to me at one of the various wholesalers I use.....


You buy actual assault rifles through wholesalers? I'd have thought that pre-1986 select-fire rifles would be dang expensive no matter what else.

02 Dec 2012 06:17 PM
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coldf33t     

jaytkay: You walk into a rail yard, with all those thousands of identical freight cars.

Gee, what a lucky criminal to find the one with all the rifles!


I was thinking just this. It had to be an inside job.

02 Dec 2012 06:19 PM
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tallen702     

stevarooni: tallen702: The weapons include assault rifles that Coes described as "AK-style."

So, I think the description is pretty appropriate in this case.

Now, this just pisses me off as it's going to increase the cost to me at one of the various wholesalers I use.....

You buy actual assault rifles through wholesalers? I'd have thought that pre-1986 select-fire rifles would be dang expensive no matter what else.


No where does TFA say select fire. And yes, I buy wholesale. With $10 xfers, who wouldn't? Brick and mortar gun stires are a scam. All you need is an 01 FFL, or know an 01FFL who will xfer for cheap. And since I have an 03, I see the prices for myself.

02 Dec 2012 06:45 PM
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stevarooni    [TotalFark]  

tallen702: No where does TFA say select fire.


It says "assault rifle", which is a specific technical term that, basically, means a medium-caliber weapon capable of switching to fully automatic fire. The M-16 is an assault rifle, as is an (real) AK-47/AK-74. I'm assuming that the author isn't using words speciously, so they weren't "assault weapons", which is an arbitrary term defined solely in legislation, such as the expired federal "Assault Weapons Ban", and California's existing "Assault Weapons Ban".

02 Dec 2012 06:54 PM
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Another Government Employee     

special20: I'll give ya 30 dollars each. Look, it's the best I can do because they'll just sit on my shelves, taking up space. Take it or leave it.
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But my twin brother might buy it.

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02 Dec 2012 07:01 PM
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DogNamedBox     
Fast and Furious II Electric USA Boogooloo.

02 Dec 2012 07:04 PM
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vegasj     
The weapons include assault rifles that Coes described as "AK-style." He declined to discuss other aspects of the case.

oh, so they were pistols?

02 Dec 2012 07:55 PM
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Bigdogdaddy     
What, a gun thread and only 35 comments?

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02 Dec 2012 08:04 PM
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KarmicDisaster    [TotalFark]  
Wow, Aquaman is really going to be pissed.

02 Dec 2012 08:36 PM
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Huck And Molly Ziegler     
Gun ignoramus here.

What is the origin of the term "assault rifle" and what does it mean now? I'm guessing it has something to do with the number of bullets it can fire in a given length of time, thus making it useful for "assaulting" a position.
To my English-major mind, it almost implies there a "defense rifle" out there someplace.

Thank you.

02 Dec 2012 09:12 PM
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stevarooni    [TotalFark]  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: What is the origin of the term "assault rifle" and what does it mean now?


I'm not sure of the etymology of the term. But in current parlance, an assault rifle is merely one with select-fire capability (meaning that it may fire multiple bullets for a single trigger pull) and is in a medium caliber (as opposed to full machine guns, in large calibers). Assault rifles are fairly common in most nations' armies. Your suggestion that they're useful for "assaulting" a position isn't outrageous, but bolt-action and muzzle-loading rifles were used for assaulting positions before the availability of even semi-auto guns.

Huck And Molly Ziegler: To my English-major mind, it almost implies there a "defense rifle" out there someplace.


Heh. So it would imply, yes. But I'm not familiar with that term being used.

02 Dec 2012 09:29 PM
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Yogimus     

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Gun ignoramus here.

What is the origin of the term "assault rifle" and what does it mean now? I'm guessing it has something to do with the number of bullets it can fire in a given length of time, thus making it useful for "assaulting" a position.
To my English-major mind, it almost implies there a "defense rifle" out there someplace.

Thank you.


"Assault rifle" - a select fire weapon chambered in an intermediate cartridge, with a detachable (large volume) magazine. It is termed "assault rifle", because it is designed for warfare that is based on fixing and maneuvering as opposed to trench warfare.

In all practical sense, they are no more or less deadly than non-assault sports rifles.

02 Dec 2012 09:33 PM
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Yogimus     
intermediate cartridge: stronger than a pistol, weaker than a full sized rifle round.

02 Dec 2012 09:34 PM
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tallen702     

Yogimus:
In all practical sense, they are no more or less deadly than non-assault sports rifles.


I'd argue that the vast majority are actually less deadly than their predecessors. I know what 7.62x39 and 5.56 will do to a quarter-inch steel plate at 100 yards (hint, not much) and I also know what 7.62x54r and 8x56r and 8mm Mauser will do at that range (hint, rhymes with 'large gaping moles')

Given that most ballistic armor is made to stop intermediate cartridges, full-sized rounds will punch through rather easily.

So, Feinstein et-al will gladly take away your AR, but that SVT-40 you have? Or that CA legal PSL-54c? Why, go right ahead!

02 Dec 2012 10:44 PM
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robodog     

Yogimus: Huck And Molly Ziegler: Gun ignoramus here.

What is the origin of the term "assault rifle" and what does it mean now? I'm guessing it has something to do with the number of bullets it can fire in a given length of time, thus making it useful for "assaulting" a position.
To my English-major mind, it almost implies there a "defense rifle" out there someplace.

Thank you.

"Assault rifle" - a select fire weapon chambered in an intermediate cartridge, with a detachable (large volume) magazine. It is termed "assault rifle", because it is designed for warfare that is based on fixing and maneuvering as opposed to trench warfare.

In all practical sense, they are no more or less deadly than non-assault sports rifles.


Assault rifle comes from the German SturmGewehr which was the term Hitler assigned to the intermediate cartridge MP44/stg44. Basically the German army studied the fighting from the blitkieg and determined that the average fighting was done at 2-300m, too far for submachinegun rounds to be effective but still not far enough to justify the weight of a full rifle round and weapon platform so they developed an intermediate class weapon which is the basis for the bulk of modern military personel weapons.

02 Dec 2012 11:45 PM
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Harry Freakstorm    [TotalFark]  
Zul the Magnificent

jaytkay
: You walk into a rail yard, with all those thousands of identical freight cars.

Gee, what a lucky criminal to find the one with all the rifles!

My first thought too. Inside job.


They'll find the insider pretty quickly. After a certain level, the cargo gets listed as "Mixed Freight" or "MX FRT" (which I used to assume meant "Mixed Fruit") on the Consist. It will probably be someone in Customer Service who talked to the shipper.

The night I got laid off from Union pacific, I was in the break room talking to a Railroad Cop just before the shift started. They have some great stories by the way. He was telling me about the time he was working an intermodal yard in LA. The containers back right up to the fence and it was pretty common for someone to break in to a container or two. Usually they would find nothing of stealable value but one night, they found VCRs. Okay. This was back when VCRs were actually valuable.

The cop said there was a stream of people coming in from the local area and they were people throwing VCRs from the container in to the crowd. All the cops could do was grab a VCR from someone. The cop said he went around the corner and here was a little old lady with a walker balancing a VCR across it.

The cop then looked at my name on the ID badge and left. I then went in to the pre-shift meeting, got told to hang back and the railroad cop came back in and escorted me to the street.

03 Dec 2012 08:05 AM
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ideamaster     
Zul the Magnificent:

The feds must have been disposing of evidence.

03 Dec 2012 09:17 AM
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ethics-gradient     
Huck And Molly Ziegler: "What is the origin of the term "assault rifle" and what does it mean now? I'm guessing it has something to do with the number of bullets it can fire in a given length of time, thus making it useful for "assaulting" a position..."
robodog : Assault rifle comes from the German SturmGewehr which was the term Hitler assigned to the intermediate cartridge MP44/stg44...

That's what I came here to say.
Also a literal translation of sturm gewehr is "storm rifle", as in to storm or assault a position. As we also use storm in the same way in English we could also use the term storm rifle... maybe? It sounds even cooler and, were it something civilians could buy, no doubt some gun company would trademark the term.
Although I suppose accurately it should be storming rifle.

03 Dec 2012 11:49 AM
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