Friday, July 2, 2010
West Memphis police to carry semiautomatic rifles
AR-15 rifles are semiautomatic, meaning the trigger must be pulled each time a shot is fired. Automatic weapons keep firing when the trigger is pulled. Givens said a rifle must have the ability to be fully automatic to be dubbed an "assault rifle," which means the AR-15 is not one.
Full story @ The Memphis Commercial Appeal
Nice to see some accurate information about semi-autos presented for a change. I have to assume the "AK-47" mentioned was a semi-auto also. Too bad Officers had to die before the decision was made to upgrade to AR-15's however...(S9)