Tell Me More: Semi-Auto Vs. Fully Automatic Guns

If you’ve been following the developments in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, then by now, you’re aware of every detail of the incident. Thanks to the medias obsessive over reporting, we know what the killer, Adam Lanza, wore that day, what type of video games he liked to play, and the type of weapons he used: 3 guns, including a .223 caliber Bushmaster AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. 

As tired as even we’re beginning to get of hearing about this tragedy, we couldn’t help wondering, when it comes to guns like the ones used in Newtown, what’s the difference between a semi-automatic and a fully automatic gun?

So we did some searching for the answer and came up with this 2009 video from the Sportsman’s Channel that explains it. Check it out:

Tell Me More: Semi-Auto Vs. Fully Automatic Guns

If you’ve been following the developments in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, then by now, you’re aware of every detail of the incident. Thanks to the medias obsessive over reporting, we know what the killer, Adam Lanza, wore that day, what type of video games he liked to play, and the type of weapons he used: 3 guns, including a .223 caliber Bushmaster AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. 

As tired as even we’re beginning to get of hearing about this tragedy, we couldn’t help wondering, when it comes to guns like the ones used in Newtown, what’s the difference between a semi-automatic and a fully automatic gun?

So we did some searching for the answer and came up with this 2009 video from the Sportsman’s Channel that explains it. Check it out:

Camden NJ’s Own Gun Buyback Nabs 1,137 Weapons

Wow, look at all them guns! We already told you that in the wake of the messed up mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where a deranged young man gunned down 20 elementary school children, a gun buyback program, held in Brooklyn, netted a record amount of weapons. But, apparently they have nothing on Camden, New Jersey.
A Jersey gun buyback event, held at two Camden churches, brought in an astounding 1,137 guns, including “rifles, shotguns and pistols, sawed-off shotguns, a century-old antique weapon, a rifle used for hunting elephants and five fully automatic weapons,” According to reports. (Wait, a rifle for hunting elephants!?!).

Officials presume, much like the gun buyback held in Brooklyn, gun owners were motivated to turn in their stash by what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary. The $250 dollars they were given in exchange couldn’t have hurt either.

NJ state Attorney General, Jeffrey Chiesa told the Post, “”At 2 o’clock we were out of money.”

Congrats, Camden. That means less weapons on the street to hurt people with.

[Cited: NYPost // Photo credit: AP ]