Thursday, January 12, 2012

January 12

More of a Firearm Quick-Reference Glossary

LEVER-ACTION: A gun mechanism activated by manual operation of a lever.

MACHINE PISTOL: Common European terminology for a submachine gun.

SUBMACHINE GUN: An automatic firearm commonly firing pistol ammunition intended for close-range combat.

ASSAULT WEAPON: Any weapon used in an assault. Webster defines it as "an instrument of offensive or defensive combat." Thus an automobile, baseball bat, bottle, chair, firearm, fist, pen knife or shovel is a "weapon", if so used.

More to follow.

Photo by Dick K.