Here is the online discussion I am in:
Rando Karen: Get rid of all the automatic weapons there is no need for them. You certainly don’t need them to hunt & you’re not taking away the 2nd amendment right. If the house & the senate don’t pass this kind of a bill then maybe they don’t need their jobs. Let’s vote in those that will pass a bill that makes sense to the American people & get rid of those that want to lobby with the NRA & spend our hard earned tax dollars.
Divemedic: Name one automatic weapon being manufactured and sold to anyone but police and military.
Antigun Rando: Splitting hairs for deflection, delusIon, and avoidance. Good job!
DM: How is that splitting hairs? The OP said outlaw automatic weapons. No one is selling any.
AR: Semi automatic is still automatic. It also doesn’t say “fully automatic” which is what you’re erroneously running away with.
DM: Wrong. Automatic means that the firearm fires more than one shot with each function of the trigger. Semi-automatic means one shot is fired with each function of the trigger. Important difference. There is no “fully automatic” in the law or in mechanics. That is a term invented by people who don’t know what they are talking about.