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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  • Accidental Crimes and Ignorance of the Law

    …, it is possible in the state of Texas to convict someone who broke the law even if they were unaware that their actions were illegal. However, such a conviction is not guaranteed. It is often up to the discretion of the judge or jury to decide if criminal intent was present in a particular case. For example, if a person is charged with DWI in Texas…

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