Know the Difference

RECEIVED Sat., June 25, 2016

Dear Editor,
    While I enjoyed "Page Two: Same as It Ever Was" [June 24], the one detail that might help the left (and I am a "lefty," takes one to know one) to reconsider, is their constant misstatement of facts concerning how, in particular, AR-type rifles are referred to. This type of rifle is not necessarily a fully automatic rifle referred to as such by the left as stated in the article. Also, fully automatic rifles are not easily obtained. The rifles used in these shootings are semi-autos, not fully auto; fully automatic rifles requiring only one pull of the trigger for 3 to multiple rounds fired, as opposed to semi-autos requiring a trigger pull for each shot fired. There is a difference. These semi-autos are really no more "weapons of war" (the new gun lexicon) than a deer rifle with a mag with multiple rounds (not a "clip," as lefties need to keep our descriptions correct, so at least, we don't sound uninformed, thus allowing the right to paint us as such), they just look more "evil." If lawmakers choose to limit the number of rounds in a mag to say, no more than 10, unfortunately, in my opinion, this will do next to nothing (they will just easily carry more mags) to prevent these shootings from reoccurring. What I'm pointing out is nothing that's not been pointed out many, many times before, but keeps being perpetuated because of ignorance coupled with a lot of emotion.
Steve McDaniels
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