Rifle

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.
Posts about Rifle
  • Accidental Crimes and Ignorance of the Law

    … fires a rifle may be charged with reckless discharge of a firearm. In short, yes, you can be arrested, charged and convicted for violating a law even if you didn’t know that law existed or that your actions were illegal. However, such cases are often most affected at the sentencing phase. Punishments for Crimes of Ignorance In many cases, a person…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 24 readers -
Get the top posts daily into your mailbox!
More from around the web