By AWR Hawkins
Their official list shows the most dangerous guns as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, and derringers.
They cite Glock as an example of a pistol and explain that revolvers can be single or double-action. They use a picture of an AR-15 to show what rifles look like and a photo of a hunting shotgun to show what shotguns look like.
Rolling Stone explains that rifles and shotguns are similar in that both are “fired from the shoulder.” Yet they differ inasmuch as “pulling the trigger of a rifle fires one projectile at the intended target, as opposed to the shotgun’s ability to spray [buckshot].”
Beside the photo of the derringer–the fifth “most dangerous” gun in America–Rolling Stone explains that they did not include “assault weapons” in the list because “comprehensive information” on such weapons was “difficult to assess.” ( Editors Note: Hmmm?? Could that be because they are made up description?)
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AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.
His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America’s Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA’s Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.
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