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
  • 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…

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

    … who committed a crime without the intention to do so? Read on to find out more about this complex issue. The Issue of Mens Rea In many legal cases, the term “mens rea” makes an appearance. This Latin phrase translates to “guilty mind” in English. In criminal cases, mens rea refers to the issue of criminal intent. Specifically, this legal concept…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 25 readers -
  • Remington Rifle Class Action: Example of Successful U.S. Tort System

    … simplify the pending settlement. The problem is that only 2,327 gun owners have submitted claims for the new trigger so far —leaving the bulk of the 7 million plus guns in owners’ hands who may, or may not, know about the defective trigger and the free ‘fix’. Remington, which legally withheld documents about the safety features and possible defects…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 13 readers -
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