A rifle is a firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder, with a barrel that has a helical groove or pattern of grooves ("rifling") cut into the barrel walls. The raised areas of the rifling are called "lands," which make contact with the projectile (for small arms usage, called a bullet), imparting spin around an axis corresponding to the orientation of the weapon. When the projectile leaves the barrel, this spin lends gyroscopic stability to the projectile and prevents tumbling, in the same way that a properly thrown American football or rugby ball behaves.
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  • PA Game Commission Votes AGAINST Semi-Automatic Hunting

    … Today, after previously voting unanimously to preliminarily approve hunting of game with semi-automatic firearms, the Pennsylvania Game Commission voted against semi-automatic hunting for big game in violation of the Second Amendment and in direct betrayal of gun owners. Please reach out to the Game Commission and let them know your thoughts on their encroachment of your inalienable rights. …

    Joshua Prince/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
  • Accidental Crimes and Ignorance of the Law

    … degree of criminal intent. Capital murder refers to a killing that is carried out intentionally with planning beforehand. A person who kills another in the heat of the moment may only be charged with murder, which does not require intent beforehand. A person who kills another through recklessness or criminal negligence may be charged with manslaughter…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 24 readers -
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