Oregonian article about Expo show and gun "climate"

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by nubus, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. nubus

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  2. giddyupgo55

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    For once not a bad article.
     
  3. Sawdust

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    The one problem I notice is the repeated use of the term "assault weapon". That is an incorrect description and it is the wrong way to frame the debate.
     
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    Totally agree, but even to 'gun guys', the distinction between an "assault weapon" and something like a Colt 6920 that you can buy at Walmart is somewhat subtle. I wish it weren't, and it sure as hell gets my ire when I hear gun guys (i.e., people who should know better), call anything that's semi-auto and has a detachable mag an "assault weapon". Bugs me about as much as the 'clip' vs 'magazine' thing.

    BTW, The article talked about Ken Purvis. I've bought a couple good WWII firearms from him. He's a good guy; definitely knows that period well, and appreciates the history... Plus, he usually prices things very fairly.

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    Hmmmm.... So I can't assault someone with a snubby .38?
     
  6. PDXoriginal

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    There was something weird about this gun show... what happened to all the AKs? Maybe I wasn't paying attention, but after walking the entire show I counted 5-6 AKs total. And Keltecs? The usual compact 380s and 9mms were missing.

    Supply and demand? Or are people really hoarding AKs since Obama's AK comment? :laugh:
     
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    Except for this:
    I added the bold.

    Then, there's this:
     
  8. nubus

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    But they also printed this;

    About the most positive statement I've EVER seen the media print about modern auto loading sport rifles. (AKA Assault Rifles)
     

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