It seems like every time guns are in the news someone misuses terminology, usually in the name of making something sound scary. I’m posting these here so I can refer back to this later.
- Semi-automatic = loads another round after a round is fired, requires a trigger pull for each shot. Basically any modern gun that’s not break-action, lever action, pump action, or revolver.
- Fully automatic = can fire multiple shots with one trigger pull
- Assault rifle = fully automatic rifle
- Assault weapon = anti-gun term made up to make semi-automatic weapons sound more scary
- Magazine = holds bullets
- Clip = holds your pen in your shirt pocket (mostly)