My Mossberg Maverick 88 and Gen 2 Glock 21. I bought both of them for my 22nd birthday a little over a year ago. Shotgun is pump action with a full length tube so it holds 7+1. Glock 21 is chambered in .45 ACP and I carry it concealed regularly even though it is full sized.
“A semi-automatic, or self-loading firearm is a weapon which performs all steps necessary to prepare the weapon to fire again after firing—assuming cartridges remain in the weapon’s feed device or magazine. Typically, this includes extracting and ejecting the spent cartridge case from the weapon’s firing chamber, re-cocking the firing mechanism, and loading a new cartridge into the firing chamber. Although automatic weapons and selective fire firearms do the same tasks, semi-automatic firearms do not automatically fire an additional round until the trigger is released and re-pressed by the person firing the weapon.”
I don’t care if your for or against guns. Whatever. But please, PLEASE do not sling around terms you do not understand to scare people into agreeing with you. In the past few days I’ve heard ‘semi-automatic’ thrown around damn near everywhere, and I really wonder if people know what that even means. So here. Here is an animation showing how a gun works (though Glocks are a little odd, their hammer not being outside the casing of the gun) and an explanation of what ‘semi-automatic’ means. Please don’t argue using terms you do not understand. It De-legitimizes your argument, whichever direction it’s in.
But if you truly do mean semi-autos should be banned, and realize that would mean people only having access to bolt action rifles etc then ok. That at least makes sense as an argument.
The irony in their argument as well is that a single well trained person can kill many more people with a bolt action rifle and bunch of ammo in stripper clips than a single moron with a semi-auto rifle and a few magazines. Semi-auto does not mean more or less deadly lol it’a all about the user. And if that user is a legal firearms owner, there is no reason for them to not be able to own whatever they care to.