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Firearm Technology 101, Part II: Differentiating guns by how cartridges are chambered

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Firearm Technology 101 Part II Differentiating guns by how cartridges are chambered

A tutorial on basic firearm terms and technology for patriots In honor of #GunPrideMonth

Part I of our series was a basic explanation of the common parts of every gun. This part picks up with the early 19th century innovation that provided for the mechanization of almost every gun. As is the case with most automated systems, the operational expertise was built into the tool making it easy to use by even unskilled personnel. This is the reason why mechanized guns are the most widespread and popular. As well as why these are the primary targets of the Liberty Grabbers on the national Socialist Left.

Cartridge ammunition.

This technological innovation combined the tube, propellant, projectile and ignition system [Primer] in one compact unit. This revolutionary technology was developed in the early 19th century and it made every firearm innovation possible from then on. These individual cartridges are also referred to as rounds of ammunition.

Cartridge ammunition could be thought of as a rudimentary gun with the purpose of the rest of the firearm apparatus to merely load and fire these units. They are used on almost all firearms aside from the larger artillery tubes where it’s logistically difficult to handle cased ammunition of that size. These are colloquially referred to as ‘bag guns’ as opposed to cased ammunition.

The combination of loading through the breach, cartridge ammunition and bolt action spurred several innovations. The ignition requirement was taken up with a firing pin in the bolt hitting the primer to fire the round. It also has an extractor lever for the removal of a spent cartridge after it’s been fired.

Image source: Encyclopædia Britannica
Image source: Encyclopædia Britannica

Almost every gun is a variation in how cartridges are moved in and out of the firing chamber.

It could be said that aside from the length, inner diameter and rifling of the barrel, the primary difference in all guns is how are these cartridges are move in and out of the breech. Some instances have these cartridges held in a form with a series of holes that is revolved into alignment with the barrel for firing, hence the term revolver or ‘wheel gun’.

In most other instances, the cartridges are mechanically moved into and out of the firing chamber of the barrel. Aside from the previous stipulations the form of this movement distinguishes every type of gun in existence.

Bolt action.

This is one of the simplest as well as the most accurate of firearm systems whereby the bolt is manually moved to load fresh cartridges as well as eject spent casings after firing. The bolt is pulled back to eject the spent cartridge and to load a fresh round into the chamber engaging the locking lugs in the process. A lever action is a variation on this where a lever [hence the name] is worked to accomplish the same task.

Mechanizing the process of moving of cartridges in and out of the firing chamber.

The high-energy nature of the expanding gas actuation of a firearm means that there is plenty of excess energy to accomplish the task of unloading and loading of each cartridge. There are numerous variations on how this is done, but for our purposes here, those variations aren’t as important. Please note that these mechanical devices usually have several springs to absorb the energy of a firing sequence to actuate the bolt and set the hammer or firing pin for another round. The recoil spring acts on the bolt while the hammer or striker spring works on the firing mechanism.

The process begins when the weapon is fired, the excess energy shifts the bolt back into the open position, ejecting the spent casing while compressing the recoil spring. The recoil spring, then pushes the bolt forward, picking up a fresh cartridge from a magazine in the process. The bolt continues forward, setting the hammer or firing pin spring and pushing the round into the chamber. This mechanical process uses the energy of the previous firing to replace the cartridge and set the weapon to fire again.

The extremely important distinction here is that this is a semiautomatic process is akin to a mechanized version of what takes place with a bolt or lever action. After it is completed the gun is effectively similar to a bolt action, the trigger has to be pulled to release the hammer or firing pin to fire the weapon, with the process repeating itself.

The vastly different automatic version of the process.

In most cases the completely automatic version of the process ejects the spent cartridge, resets the firing pin and loads another round into the firing chamber. Instead of merely resetting the hammer or firing pin, there is a complicated extra step by which these are released at the proper time to fire the weapon again and again as long as the trigger is held down.

For the most part, it’s an extremely complicated step of releasing the hammer or firing pin at the correct point in the sequence. This is why it’s not easy to change from a partial mechanical process to one that is fully automated, despite the assertions of the Left.

The critical point in all of this is that firearms are a very old and rather basic technology. There shouldn’t be any mystery surrounding the subject. It should also be clear that these types of weapons can easily be produced under the most rudimentary conditions. Therefore it is a fools errand to think that these weapons can ever be eliminated from the face of the earth.

The Takeaway.

At their essential level, every firearm has the same basic parts and the same functionality. With it just being a matter of how the ammunition is shifted in and out of the weapon. As is the case with any other automated process, one that works in this manner is the easiest to use and the most popular. That is why Liberty Grabbers target this type of firearm.

Make no mistake, most guns would be confiscated with the banning of semi-automatic firearms. There is nothing magical about a firearm technology that has been around for more than 125 years. They are just easier to use in defending oneself and family that is why the Liberty Grabbers want them banned.

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Only 35% of Americans oppose ICE raids

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Only 36 of Americans oppose ICE raids

Anyone who listens to legacy media outlets or spends enough time on progressive social media sites probably thinks the ICE raids on illegal immigrants with deportation orders are unpopular. “The Squad” rails against them. Progressive pundits scream until they’re nearly in tears. The various echo chambers get hashtags trending about how wrong it is to capture people who have broken the law and been properly adjudicated to be removed from the country.

But a majority of Americans support the raids.

A recent POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows 51% of Americans support the raids, while only 35% oppose them. This number should be shocking considering all the anti-raid propaganda being pushed by the left, but it’s really not. Americans are generally believers in law and order. They’re aware of the generosity of the nation despite attempts to paint us as callous and to promote the narrative that the President is uncaring.

We are also aware that those targeted by ICE aren’t random people of foreign descent despite the progressive talking points used by nearly every legacy media outlet. They were all given an opportunity to demonstrate that they were fleeing oppression that falls into the context of asylum. But the vast majority – around 90% – never even show up to their hearing to make the case. This is because they’ve been told if they can simply claim asylum and then disappear into the interior, nothing will happen to them.

It’s important for these raids to move forward, increase in frequency, and extend indefinitely until the message is sent to countries with millions of people preparing to take the dangerous journey to our southern border. The message must be made clear: If they do not want to go through the legal process to enter and stay in the country, they will be sent back. With that message delivered, much fewer will attempt it.

The greatest asset conservatives have is the truth. We must not allow Democrats and their media allies to convince us their lies are true. Americans are aware of the problem at the southern border. We must keep the pressure up.

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Funny how nobody mentioned AOC interned for Ted Kennedy

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Funny how nobody mentioned AOC interned for Ted Kennedy

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the Chappaquiddick incident when a drunken Senator Ted Kennedy drove his car off a bridge. He escaped, but his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned. He didn’t report the accident for 12 hours.

Mainstream media has spent the last half-century covering up the tragedy to give the popular Senator from Massachusetts political cover. They’re continuing to do it even today.

Associated Press On Chappaquiddick: 50 Years Ago Today, Kennedy’s Car Did Something

Give the Associated Press credit for media consistency. News outlets have spent the last 50 years attempting to distance Ted Kennedy from Chappaquiddick, and this passive-voice remembrance is … perfect.

As Twitter pal Jeff Dobbs puts it, the real crime is that the car got away with it:

Let’s start this in reverse, as it’s the best way to put this in perspective. It’s not true that Kopechne “drowned.” The coroner never autopsied the body, itself a curious omission when dealing with an unattended death of a healthy young woman. Eyewitness testimony by the person who recovered her body at the scene, as well as the position of the body, strongly suggests she suffocated after spending a significant amount of time exhausting the oxygen in the air bubble of the submerged car.

The continuous downplaying of the tragic events by mainstream media is awful. But there’s another angle that nobody is covering. Even as many Democrats, especially far-left progressives, are starting to finally denounce the Senator for his actions all those decades ago, there seems to be no concern that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez chose to intern for the Senator as she began her political career.

Kennedy was a Democratic icon, not because of his accomplishments but because of his name. He let Mary Jo Kopechne die at Chappaquiddick, but that’s been forgiven by everyone, including his former intern Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. How woke.

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Were Obama and Biden at the center of the FISA Russiagate scandal?

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Were Obama and Biden at the center of the FISA abuse scandal

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton has been seeking the truth about Russiagate since the release of the Steele Dossier following Donald Trump’s presidential victory. There have been many personalities involved Jim Comey and James Clapper to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC. But two people who haven’t been asked much about it are President Obama and his Vice President, Joe Biden.

One would think something as important as Russian meddling with a United States presidential election would get the attention of the Commander-in-Chief and his right-hand man. Yet, neither have been engaged by mainstream media about the incident, and most importantly how much they knew about the shady dealings their Department of Justice had those pushing the Steele Dossier as reason to approve the FISA warrants into the Trump campaign.

Fitton joined Sean Hannity last night to discuss the matter. They posed questions that need to be asked directly to President Obama and Vice President Biden. Could they have been involved in pushing the Russian hoax to embarrass their successors?

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