Saturday, November 8, 2014

9C - Homework for Thursday, November 13

Continue your excellent contributions to the gun control discussion.  And think about questions you could ask someone from the United States who is a supporter of guns.

Here is some vocabulary you should master!

GENERAL VOCAB
shoot - shot - shot
fire - fired - fired
carry - carried - carried (a weapon, a gun)
register - registered - registered
hold - held - held (some responsible, a gun in the hand)
gun powder
drive-by shooting
National Rifle Association
concealed weapon
license
ballistics (the study of gunshots)
silencer
caliber

LEGAL
Stand Your Ground
Castle Doctrine
restrictions
Self-defense
Brady Law
Child Access Protection laws
background check
waiting period
permit to carry/carry permit
guilty
innocent/not guilty
be found guilty
be acquitted = be found not guilty/innocent
firearm registration

TYPES OF GUNS/FIREARMS
pistol
rifle
shotgun
assault weapon = semi-automatic weapon
assault rifle = automatic weapon (AK-47, Kalashnikov, Uzi)
revolver
six-shooter
handgun
sub-machine gun
BB gun = air rifle

AMMUNITION
bullet
round
cartridge
magazine
clip
casing
hollow point bullets
rubber bullets
shot

PARTS OF A GUN (see graphics at http://www.earthineer.com/blog/7404/firearms-what-you-sould-know-before-you-buy-own-5 for position and use on handguns vs. shotguns
barrel
muzzle
grip
cylinder/bullet chamber
trigger
sight
hammer
trigger guard
safety
stock
butt

A nice article with graphics and down-to-earth descriptions of what it means to buy a gun: http://www.earthineer.com/blog/7404/firearms-what-you-sould-know-before-you-buy-own-5







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